Game Accessibility

Guitar Hero Pedal Prototype Enables One-Handed Play

Guitar Hero Pedal ControllerPresenting at the Games for Health conference in May of 2008, console and peripheral mod specialist BenHeck introduced a prototype foot pedal allowing one-handed guitar playing. The innovative device controls strumming and use of the whammy bar, to improve access to players with varying abilities.

Ben was commissioned to create the device for presentation at the conference. He was supported in this project by RedOctane, who supplied him with Guitar Herocontrollers for testing and parts. 

Starting out with a wooden prototype to eventually move to a metal and plastic format, the pedal actually contains two pedal mechanisms, under the ball and the heel of the foot. He even branded it using the stickers included with the Guitar Hero guitars, giving it an official look. Read More...