Accelerator and brake in modified car

Mechanical modification that enables a person with tetraplegia to drive a car

Lever for accelerator and brake, cover plate in front of original pedals
Lever for accelerator and brake, cover plate in front of original pedals

Description
Accelerator and brake are controlled by a mechanical hand control. A lever is connected to the accelerator and brake pedals. To accelerate he moves the lever backward; to brake, he presses the lever forward.
A cover plate is mounted in front of the standard pedals so the user’s feet will not be caught. It is easy to remove the plate when another person drives the car.

Users comments
It is important for the user to use the original equipment as far as possible. He prefers mechanical solutions to electronic solutions.
The tipster previously had an electronic accelerator/brake that once stopped in the middle of the trip; he therefore prefers mechanical solutions.

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

Paid for by
Swedish Social Insurance Agency

This tip is from 2013

Lever for accelerator and brake, cover plate in front of original pedals
Lever for accelerator and brake, cover plate in front of original pedals

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Tipsare: Max

Max is studying. He lives by himself in an apartment. In 2002 he was injured and has a high tetraplegia (C5 incomplete with remaining sensitivity). He has personal assistance 13 hours a day.