Since working at the home, he’s become increasingly interested in how 3D printing can aid accessibility for adults with limited mobility.
In his own words:
"3D printing is perfect to create parts to help make things a little easier for people.”
When Philip learned that one of the people he supports loved playing console games, he started designing an adaptive controller.
"One of our service users lost most of the use of his right arm and leg following a stroke. His family told me he used to love playing games consoles and they’d spend hours racing each other on games."
“You can buy an adaptive controller, however it’s expensive and quite complicated for someone with a brain injury to use.
“I found plans to adapt an existing Xbox controller to allow for full use of all functions and buttons with just one hand.
“I loaded the model into my software and hit print, and then fit the pieces to the Xbox controller.
“The buttons and triggers can be used with the left thumb and fingers only. And the sticks are moved via a strap around the left thigh.
“This is such a simple design that only costs a few pounds to make, but has given someone a massive increase in quality of life by doing something they always loved to do.”