Index Controller Alignment

Ever wondered what the Index controllers would feel like without the trackpad?

In other words if the joystick was properly aligned with the thumb’s natural (relaxed) forward extension, not requiring any lateral (side) deflection to comfortably use?


Touchpad


Joystick

Improved by fitting 3D printed “Palm Boosters” but thumb still bunching as joystick is too far back for natural extension

Remedy? New joystick position

Using the original joystick on the Index controller, as seen below, demonstrates the degree of deflection required to operate the stick.

Placing an abnormal load on the hand can be uncomfortable and cause hand fatigue as well as driving the joystick at an off centre angle – perhaps accelerating wear to the joystick module?

Using the new joystick position as seen above clearly displays the reduction in hand stress with no lateral deflection required to operate 👍

The reach from joystick to grip is also increased to suit this thumb, even without the Palm booster it’s much improved.

Fitted with 3D printed palm booster and trimmed down card piece with tape holding joystick cover in place.

This displays the ideal forward location and lateral alignment for this particular hand…

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