My wife had a stroke earlier this month that has left her without the use of her left side, including her left arm. It was a really bad stroke, she was airlifted to a hospital that specializes in Neurological issues (Barrow's Neuro in Phoenix if you're wondering) and they were only barely able to save her life. She spent a week in ICU, a few days in a regular hospital, and now she's in the acute neuro rehab unit. She will probably be there for another month or so, at least. I'd like to see if I can have some of these issues sorted out before she comes home. There's also a chance I could get something set up for her to play from her room (she has a laptop there already, and I already setup the PS3 in her room to use as a DVD player so we could watch Christmas movies together over the holiday).
We're both avid PC games (and console also, but to a lesser extent). I have been trying to find resources that will allow her to play some online games with only one hand. Specifically things like WoW, Diablo 3 (if it ever comes out), Torchlight 2 (if it ever comes out), etc. We are also avid RockBand players (she used to play Expert Bass, while I played Expert Guitar) and while I can't think of a way to play Bass or Guitar one handed (maybe use the Keytar to play bass parts?) I'm hoping she can try to pick up some one handed drumming techniques. Not really too worried about FPS games or RTS games at this point (and turn based strategy games won't be a problem, since she'll have plenty of time to move her hand between a keyboard and a mouse if needed).
I guess what I was hoping to find was a mouse that was designed with enough extra buttons that you could map a dozen or so function keys to it (think spell selection and potion belt for a Diablo type game, or enough to map one action bars worth of spells in WoW and then use mouse movement. I also found some one handed keyboards, so if it's possible to map movement options to a keyboard it may be possible to play the whole game without a mouse (WoW for example should be able to be played sans mouse, given some creative use of macros). If people have other ideas please let me know. I know she can't be the first person to have these questions, but I haven't found a ton of resources online. Most of my searches are leading to websites that are badly out of date, or to stories about some marketing guy who drew down the wrath of the internet regarding the Avenger controller.
P.S. She would really like to get into the Diablo 3 beta so she could play from the hospital. I realize that's like asking someone to move the heavens (or hells), but if anyone has an inside line on a D3 beta spot and wants it to go to a good cause, let me know.