Advances in technology allow veterans with a physical disability to gain his/her independence back again when driving a hand controlled car. There are many hand controls available for a regular car.
Operation Confidence has Mobility Consultant’s (MC) who educate a veteran drivers with a disability on what mobility devices are available.
There are two main types of automotive adaptive controls, those that provide an external source of power to actuate existing vehicle controls and those that modify OEM components to alter the operation of vehicle control systems. Generally, these are referred to as servo-type motion control systems and reduced effort or zero effort control systems, respectively.
Adaptive vehicle control products are commonly prescribed by rehabilitation centers and installed by mobility equipment dealers and installers who specialize in vehicle modifications for persons with disabilities, seniors, and persons who have a need for greater mobility
.Driver rehabilitation specialists perform comprehensive evaluations to identify the adaptive equipment most suited to your needs. They assess the type of seating needed and the person's ability to exit and enter the vehicle. They provide advice on the purchase of modified vehicles and recommend appropriate wheelchair lifts or other equipment for a vehicle you own.
The use of wheelchair car and van hand controls usually requires the driver to take and pass a special training class which educates on the nuances of driving with the controls.
The Push & Pull SmartDrive is a driving hand control which has been specially designed for people not able to operate the foot pedals in automatic vehicles.
Another type of the Push & Pull driving hand control which has been specially designed for people not able to operate the foot pedals in automatic vehicles.
Operation Confidence recommends the AEVIT 2.0® Driving Control System that features the latest in drive-by-wire adaptive driving controls. “Drive-by-wire” means that the movements made by the driver with a steering input device (joystick, yoke, wheel, etc.) is converted into a digital electronic signal. A touch screen display operates a variety of vehicle functions.
Operation Confidence Mobility Consultants works with a wide selection of adaptive equipment manufactures to assist the client with most type of vehicle to regain independence. Hand control equipment that Operation Confidence supports are manufactured by the most trusted names in the industry.
Operation Confidence Mobility Consultants works with a variety of spinner knobs, grips and amputee rings manufacturers to make sterling easier for the driver. The use of steering wheel spinner knobs and other hand control equipment requires the driver to pass a special training class which educates drivers on the nuances of using the controls.
This wheelchair accessible van come with various features and benefits for a motor or manual wheelchair, such as easy side door entrance and hand controls.