Gearbox in adapted automatic car

Shifting the car’s gears with a mouth stick – a solution for drivers with high spinal cord injuries

Gear panel
Gear panel

Description
Anders uses a mouth stick on a panel with buttons to select the gear, see associated tip.

Users comments
Initially the user intended to manage the gear panel with his hand, but this did not work because he came in contact with all of the buttons simultaneously. Then he began to use the mouth stick.

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

Paid for by
Swedish Social Insurance Agency

Whose idea
The user (mouth stick)

This tip is from 2007

User with mouth stick by gear panel
User with mouth stick by gear panel

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Mouth stick
Mouth stick
An important assistive device for a person with a high spinal cord injury that can be used in many different situations.
Adapted minivan
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Minivan – modified for a person with high spinal cord injury.

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.