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Gas- och bromsreglage i anpassad minivan, (svensk text)

The user's arm and hand on the control device for the accelerator and brake
The user's arm and hand on the control device for the accelerator and brake

Wheelchair armrest and brake and accelerator control
Wheelchair armrest and brake and accelerator control

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Accelerator and brake controls in adapted minivan

A person with a high spinal cord injury can operate adapted accelerator and brake controls by fixing his or her hand in place

Description
A joystick sitting on the armrest of the car door controls the brake and accelerator. To prevent the hand from falling outwards a metal loop sits against the back of the hand and holds the hand against the joystick. The user's arm is fixed in place with a cradle that sits together with the control device.

Before the user drives the car he folds up the side support of the wheelchair so that it is not in the way of the car's armrest. He uses the mouth stick to push his arm into place.

A small tube on the control unit is used as a holder for the mouth stick.

Manufacturer
Autoadapt, www.autoadapt.se (last checked March 2011)

Paid for by
Swedish Social Insurance Agency

Tip is dated from 2007

Categories for this tip
mobility » driving a car, Tips and tricks from people with High tetraplegia with partly function in arms/hands (C5-6, ASIA A, B).

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