I received a biventricular heart pacemaker/defibrillator implant on June 5. Earlier this week I got the owner's manual telling me about the various devices I must avoid using, or exercise caution around. There are quite a few I can use, and some that must be outright avoided (induction cooktops and arc welders, for instance). Those I must exercise caution around (i.e., cell phones, microwave ovens) must be kept a minimum of 6" away from the device, and a foot is better. Magnets have to be avoided altogether, even those within stereo speakers, a foot separation at least from those.
My question involves how much of an electrical field a joystick generates, on average, with allowances for differences caused by make/model etc. I'm using a "Thrustmaster" 18-button joystick with sliding throttle. There's no way this thing is within 12" of my upper left chest,, where the implant is. If there is anyone on the forum with some experience in this matter I'd like to get the benefit of their experience or opinion.