There are several types of Hand Controls available to meet many different functional abilities of the individual. Hand Controls allow a driver with a disability that has limited ability to operate the accelerator and brake pedals by using his or her feet. These specialized controls are usually mounted below the steering wheel and have rods to operate the accelerator and brake pedals. Although this is the most common type of mounting, there are some Hand Controls that will mount to the floor. Helping Wheels Mobility & Conversions carefully install these systems to allow other drivers the ability to operate the vehicle without removing the equipment. Our goal is to provide a safe, functional and comfortable driving experience.
Helping Wheels Mobility & Conversions can professionally install Hand Control Systems into almost any car or truck. The critical requirement is the vehicle must have an automatic transmission. The most common installation is for a Wheelchair Van. Some Hand Control users have limited range of motion, strength and/or reaching capabilities. Effective Hand Control selection is determined by proper fit, function and comfort for the user. We understand the challenges of our valued customers and have the expertise to provide quality products to meet their needs.
TYPES OF HAND CONTROLS:
PUSH/ROCK: The driver pushes the handle forward to apply the brake and rocks the handle back to apply the accelerator.
PUSH/RIGHT ANGLE: The driver pushes the handle forward to apply the brake and rotates the handle downward to apply the accelerator.
PUSH/PULL: The driver pushes the handle forward to apply the brake and pulls the handle back to apply the accelerator.
PUSH/TWIST: The driver pushes the handle forward to apply the brake and twists the handle to apply the accelerator (like a motorcycle accelerator grip).
Helping Wheels Mobility & Conversions sells, installs and services many different types and brands of Hand Controls. Our goal is to utilize our many years of experience to provide you with a quality product that will meet your mobility needs. We always take a safety-first approach and work with several Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (CDRS) to assess exactly what is the best product to meet your personal needs. To meet safety requirements, Primary Driving Controls that affect the gas/brake functions of a vehicle must be evaluated and prescribed by a CDRS. Please contact us today and speak with one of our experienced Mobility Consultants to help you get the right type of Hand Controls for you and your vehicle.