homepageTips and tricks from people with spinal cord injuries (SCI).
Specialanpassningar i anpassad minivan, (svensk text)

Box with buttons
Box with buttons

(Click for larger image)

Start » Custom modifications to adapted minivan

Custom modifications to adapted minivan

Functions for driving car in box with buttons – suitable for persons with high spinal cord injuries who drive

Description
A box for functions such as starting the car (the key is always in), windshield wipers, rear windshield wiper, etc, sits next to the steering wheel. The user reaches the buttons with the mouth stick.

He controls the windows with toggle switches. The small buttons on the top are for an emergency battery.

Authors comments
The user has to stop the car in order to operate these functions. If it starts to rain while he is driving he uses the windshield wiper sprayer (contact on wheelchair headrest) until he can stop the car and turn on the windshield wipers with the mouth stick, see associated tip.

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

Paid for by
Swedish Social Insurance Agency

Editors comments
Today there are rainsensors for windshield wipers available.

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).

Related tips: 3

User on car ramp on the way into the carAdapted minivan
Minivan – modified for a person with high spinal cord injury
Tip is dated from 2007.
User sitting in car – close-up of wheelchair headrestTurn signal and headlight controls in adapted minivan
The controls for driving the car are placed in the wheelchair headrest – suitable for persons with high spinal cord injuries who drive
Tip is dated from 2007.
User with mouth stickMouth stick
An important assistive device for a person with a high spinal cord injury that can be used in many different situations
Tip is dated from 2007.

No comments or blog links yet

Share page on :