Microsoft recently unveiled a new system of customizable peripherals designed to make gaming more accessible for people with physical disabilities. At the 2022 Microsoft Ability Summit, the company showed off its new adaptive mouse, adaptive hub, and adaptive buttons, which offer users the ability to customize their PC and smartphone inputs to better suit their needs.
The hub is designed to interface with the mouse and buttons, allowing users to assign various functions to both input devices. These functions range from single keystrokes to complex macros, giving the user a wide range of options. Users can also assign functions on an app-by-app basis for even better accessibility.
The adaptive buttons consist of eight electronic switches which can be assigned different functions and support a range of joysticks and directional pads in varied configurations. Users can also sync multiple buttons with the hub for an even greater range of options.
The square adaptive mouse comes with various accessories for modifying its shape and number of buttons. Microsoft said that if need be users can swap out virtually every part of the mouse to find their desired configuration. On top of that, Microsoft’s engineers designed the mouse and buttons to accept custom 3D printed attachments if the factory options don’t meet their needs.
(All information was provided by Game Rant)