XBox Gaming Controller

Hello Everyone,

I am a industrial design student in San Francisco, CA, and I am doing a project on the effects of gaming controllers on young people in relation to repetitive stress injuries. I would like to focus on the Xbox 360 controller (image attached). I would like to improve the ergonomics of the controller to prevent injuries such as CTS and to help those who already suffer from RSI's.

Do you have any suggestions from a physical therapy stand point as to what improvements should be made to this controller? Is the placement of your hands unnatural, if so, what would be a more natural way of holding the controller to prevent RSI's?

I appreciate all of you input and suggestions. Thank you very much.

Sundeep Jaswal

Posted By Sundeep J on November 12, 2009 at 16:49:00:

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