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Sony employee creates a custom controller for man with cerebral palsy


A Sony employee made a custom DualShock 4 controller for PlayStation fan, Peter Byrne, after hearing he had issues with the current controller due to his cerebral palsy.

Byrne contacted Sony saying he was having problems using the default DualShock 4 as his left hand would rest against the touchpad and often accidentally pause games. Having heard this Sony's Alex Nawabi, a PlayStation staff member who works on the company's research and development team, took it upon himself as a personal project to design a modified controller and after 10 hours of work, sent it to Peter Byrne.


The PS4 pad sent to Byrne has the touch screen disabled, and a new pause button at the bottom of the controller to replace it.

"I wrote my email. Then the next day, Alex Nawabi got in contact with me," Byrne told News 12 New Jersey.

"Inside was the letter and this controller that is now modified especially for me. He said that it's the first time he's ever done something like this.

"He did more than I ever expected."

As you would expect, news of this gesture soon spread on social media, and although Alex Nawabi is yet to respond to his reasons for taking on this project, it's nice to know that there is someone out there who is willing to go that extra mile.

You can see a video of the controller here.

Edited On 04 Apr, 2016

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Luke 8 months ago
You've got to admire people like this, above and beyond the call of duty.
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Joe2120 8 months ago
Yeah really nice. Top stuff.
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PHILIP 8 months ago
What a nice guy
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CHRISTOPHER 8 months ago
good to hear stuff like actually happens

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