GLYDR Accessible Feet Controller for Gaming and Computer Use

Ian C. Langtree Content Writer/Editor for Disabled World
Published: 2023/10/25 - Updated: 2024/04/16
Publication Type: Product Release, Update
Contents: Summary - Introduction - Main - Related

Synopsis: GLYDR is a foot-based controller designed to improve skill, reduce hand strain, and bring more fun to video games, seated VR, as well as extend existing control setups to add actions and reduce hand strain. GLYDR is designed to cater to a wide range of users, making it accessible to anyone who can benefit from its features. GLYDR's CMO, John Warren, is a lifelong wheelchair user and believes adaptive devices should be easy to procure, easy to set up, and should be compare in price to premium retail controllers and devices.

Introduction

GLYDR (the company) was founded in 2023 by inventor & CTO Rick Tett, CEO Peter Bartnik, and CMO John Warren, in Plano, TX. Five patents have been granted worldwide for GLYDR's technology.

Main Digest

So What is GLYDR?

Pronounced "glider", GLYDR is a foot-based controller designed to improve skill, reduce hand strain, and bring more fun to video games, seated VR, and designed to extend existing control setups to add actions and reduce hand strain.

GLYDR is designed to cater to a wide range of users, making it accessible to anyone who can benefit from its features. The company is thrilled to introduce this innovative device to the adaptive market, offering a robust solution for individuals seeking enhanced gaming experiences, virtual reality (VR) immersion, and seamless utilization of numerous programs on their personal computers. GLYDR serves as a dependable companion for people with disabilities and those who experience hand fatigue.

GLYDR's CMO, John Warren, is a lifelong wheelchair user and believes adaptive devices should be easy to procure, easy to set up, and should be compare in price to premium retail controllers and devices.

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Image shows the front view of the GLYDR with under-pad LED lighting.
Image shows the front view of the GLYDR with under-pad LED lighting.
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GLYDR for VR Use

Great news for VR users with certain disabilities or fatigue. Though Apple & Meta are giving VR users more options to get off their feet locomotion hasn't been solved in many seated experiences until now. GLYDR allows you to use your feet to move in VR, providing the "best of both worlds" experience of body immersion without the risk, strain, or hassle of getting up and moving around.

GLYDR Features

The Glydr configurator comes with many presets for your favorite games and genres, but you can build an endless number of profiles of your own! For folks with different ranges of motion in their feet, Glydr allows custom dead zones and sensitivities directly in the app.

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This second image of the front of the GLYDR shows a sturdy base with under-pad LED lighting, rigid handle for easy carrying, LED light for power, and other important information.
This second image of the front of the GLYDR shows a sturdy base with under-pad LED lighting, rigid handle for easy carrying, LED light for power, and other important information.
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The GLYDR Controller Also Features The Ability To:

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Back of the device shows how the USB-C cable can be routed through one of three holes, ensuring that no matter where the GLYDR is connected in your home setup, the cable doesn’t get in the way.
Back of the device shows how the USB-C cable can be routed through one of three holes, ensuring that no matter where the GLYDR is connected in your home setup, the cable doesn’t get in the way.
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Though GLYDR will launch in the shown dark gray, the plan is to eventually sell customizable foot pads. Foot pads will be lightly cushioned with built-in texture for tread, allowing for easy gaming whether wearing shoes or going barefoot.

GLYDR is currently in active talks to bring the device to consoles and is anticipated to ship in late Spring 2024. People who want to support can put $1 down to secure a huge discount on GLYDR when the Kickstarter goes live. Visit https://get.glydr.gg/ for more information on securing your discount of around 45%.

UPDATE: 16th April 2024

GLYDR, the company behind the revolutionary foot-controlled device of the same name, has engaged global leader in design engineering CRE8 to complete the design and engineering of the first run of GLYDR devices. CRE8's decades of experience designing award-winning consumer hardware in the games space made the firm a wonderful fit for GLYDR's disruptive and forward-thinking qualities.

"CRE8 is thrilled to announce our collaboration with GLYDR on the development of their dual foot controller for gaming," begins CRE8 Executive Director Kris Verstockt. "Drawing from over 20 years of expertise in designing and engineering electronic gaming hardware, CRE8 brings a wealth of experience to the table. Our partnership promises to infuse innovative solutions into the project and, together with GLYDR, we are committed to delivering a cutting-edge product that sets the standard in the gaming industry."

Through this valuable collaboration, GLYDR gains a trusted ally that can bring a comfortable, intuitive, and exciting design to its existing consumer base as well as customers into the future. CRE8 gains a unique client among other gaming giants like Corsair and NZXT to enter an all-new submarket in game peripherals.

GLYDR will also soon launch a reservation page for the device.

NOTES:

All device features are subject to change. The images above are simply renderings of what GLYDR is most likely to be once it is manufactured and sent out to customers in 2024.

This article will be updated as the campaign and launch date become available.

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