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Anpassad Chrysler minivan, (svensk text)

User opens side door
User opens side door

Lift platform lowered
Lift platform lowered

User in driver's seat with modified steering wheel
User in driver's seat with modified steering wheel

Grabbing tool/stick to reach garage door opener at home.
Grabbing tool/stick to reach garage door opener at home.

Headrest with built-in turn signal buttons
Headrest with built-in turn signal buttons

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Modified Chrysler minivan

- enables a person with tetraplegia to drive a car

Description
The user has a Chrysler minivan with lowered floor and lift platform on the side. The modification consists of a swivel driver's seat, modified steering wheel, hand controls for accelerator and brake, see related tip.
Buttons for turn signals, etc., are built into the headrest. Gear lever is standard.

Authors comments
It is important for the user to use the original equipment as far as possible. He prefers mechanical solutions to electronic solutions.

Manufacturer
Permobil, www.permobil.se (last checked March 2017)

Paid for by
Swedish Social Insurance Agency

Tip is dated from 2013

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

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