Miniature wheel in adapted minivan

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

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

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.

Users 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.

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

Paid for by
Swedish Social Insurance Agency

Whose idea
The user (universal holder on wrist bandage)

This tip is from 2007

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

Related tips

Universal holder on wrist bandage
Universal holder on wrist bandage
Holder for flatware and typing sticks sewn onto wrist bandage, suitable for persons without wrist function or finger dexterity.
Adapted minivan
Adapted minivan
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.