Adaptation of joystick on electric wheelchair

A cradle makes it possible for a person without dexterity to control an electric wheelchair with a joystick

Joystick with padded cradle
Joystick with padded cradle

Description
A padded cradle sits on the joystick. User drives with hand in cradle (pinky side down).

Users comments
The cradle enables the user to get a firm “grip” of the joystick and allows the user to drive safely.

How to make
Padding material consists of tube insulation and shrink tubing.

Made by
A friend of the user

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2007

Tipsare: Anders

Anders lives together with his partner in a house. He is working part time. He was injured in 1989 and has a high spinal cord injury (C4-5). He has personal assistance.