This New 8BitDo Controller Was Designed By And For Children With Limited Mobility

Made in collaboration with a child who has spinal muscular atrophy.

Oskar Karlsson and his dad, Andreas, had tried to create the perfect controller before. Oskar, a young Swedish boy and the oldest of his siblings, wanted to play games with them and his dad. But Oskar found it difficult to use a controller because of his spinal muscular atrophy — a condition which causes extreme weakness and wasting of his muscles.

“I like playing games because you can do anything,” said Oskar. His dad elaborated: “In the physical world, his body tells him what he can and cannot do, but in the game world there are no limits.”

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