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Miniratt i anpassad minivan, (svensk text)

User with stick for miniature steering wheel in universal holder
User with stick for miniature steering wheel in universal holder

User places stick in universal holder
User places stick in universal holder

Mini steering wheel with attachment device for arm and hand
Mini steering wheel with attachment device for arm and hand

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Miniature wheel in adapted minivan

Miniature wheel with attachment for arm and hand - a solution for driving for persons with high spinal cord injury

Description
The driver steers the car with his right hand with a horizontal steering wheel. The wheel is fitted with a holder for a cradle in which his forearm sits and a stick to fasten his hand in place. Anders inserts the stick in the universal holder on the wrist bandage (see associated tip) from the pinky side in order to have a good grip on the wheel. He uses a mouth stick to put his hand in place.

Authors comments
Originally Autoadapt mounted two cradles on the miniature steering wheel, one for the forearm and one for the hand. Sometimes when he turned the wheel too much his hand slipped out of the attachment. To solve the problem the cradle for his hand was replaced with a stick that the user places in the universal holder. Now his hand sits securely on the wheel.

Manufacturer
Autoadapt , www.autoadapt.se (car modification), last checked March 2011; user's brother (attachment of hand)

Idea
The user (universal holder on wrist bandage)

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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