Most shooting and hunting, unlike many other sports, doesn’t require a lot of running around, but does demand a good deal of patience and dexterity. Severely disabled folks that normally wouldn’t be able to operate a rifle now have a device available on the market that promises to make plinking and hunting fun and accessible even for them.
The Equalizer Shooting System was designed by Jeff Malloy an avid hunter who was seriously injured in an accident, and a friend looking to help with the project. The system can interface with a number of controllers, many of which can compensate for hand tremors. Jeff uses an iPhone mounted onto an optical scope and his chin to move a joystick around, which in turn aims the system onto the target. A puff on a tube fires the rifle or shotgun mounted on the turret. Jeff’s already managed to bag a couple deer and a turkey with the Equalizer. We can only hope to see competitive skeet shooting in future Paralympic Games.
Here’s a video with Jeff Malloy showing off the system and how he’s been working to develop it:
Product page: Equalizer Shooting System…