At Superior Van and Mobility, we sell, service, and install virtually every type of adaptive hand-control device available today! Including and not limited to advanced electronic driving control devices from all the leading manufacturers; MPD, Veigel, MPS, Sure-Grip, Wells-Enberg, EMC, Menox, and more.
Our team takes your safety seriously, and at Superior Van & Mobility, it is of the utmost importance! We will not sell any individual adaptive driving equipment or install any adaptive driving controls into a vehicle if the driver is not already endorsed or in training to operate a device with a Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist (CDRS).
Are you looking to purchase your first set of hand controls? GREAT! Our mobility consultants are standing by to work with you and your CDRS on retrofitting your vehicle with the best & safest equipment that suits your needs. Don’t yet have a CDRS? No problem, we can help with that too!
Regarding handicapped hand controls for cars, the Push-Rock type from Sure-Grip is a top choice!
First, the unique design helps eliminate contact with a driver’s knees or legs.
Second, the higher rate of travel allows for installation into more vehicle types.
Third, the Push-Rock style of hand control is designed to help reduce driver fatigue.
It’s a Win-Win!
HOW THEY WORK
The Push-Rock mechanical hand control driving system uses a vertically installed handle for easy grip. This handle can be installed on either side of the steering wheel, right or left.
To operate, the driver pulls the handle back, toward themselves for acceleration and pushes away, toward the dash, for braking.
The movement performs more like a “Rocking Motion” than a pull and push, hence Push-Rock.
This rocking motion makes this type of mechanical hand control easier to operate by creating a smaller range of motion.
The smaller range of motion is what helps relieve driver fatigue. It also helps increase throttle response and the range of braking over other mechanical hand controls for driving.
Push-Twist hand controls from Sure-Grip use a horizontally installed handle for easy grip. This handle can be installed on either side of the steering wheel.
To accelerate, the driver twists the handle like a throttle on a motorcycle, and to brake, the user pushes the handle forward toward the dashboard.
A secondary lever can also be installed on the handle of the Push-Twist hand control system, enhancing throttling and allowing a more comfortable driving experience on longer trips.
BENEFITS IN DESIGN:
In addition to the benefits mentioned above, the Push-Twist type of driving hand controls from Sure Grip provides these additional benefits:
Right-Angle mechanical hand controls from Sure-Grip work using a horizontally installed handle. This handle can also be installed on either side of the steering wheel.
To operate, the driver pulls the handle down in a right-angle movement, toward their legs, for acceleration and pushes the handle away, toward the dash, for braking.
What is unique with the Right-Angle hand control system is that the entire unit pivots solely at the handle when throttling. This motion keeps the primary control body stationary, thus eliminating driver contact while reducing fatigue with short travel.
Push-Pull hand controls from Sure-Grip work using a horizontally installed handle. The handle can be installed on either side of the steering wheel and is one of the simplest controls available.
These are the most popular type of hand control for cars sold today! For many drivers, the Push-Pull mechanical hand control system is just what the CDRS ordered.
To operate, the driver pulls the handle toward themselves to accelerate and push the handle away, toward the dash, to brake.
Quite simple and easy to use!
In addition to the apparent benefits, the Push-Pull type hand controls provide additional benefits:
Featherlite hand controls from Sure-Grip is an electronic-assisted adaptive driving system that is safer and easier to use than its mechanical counterparts.
Please review the video below, especially if you are new to hand controls. The video takes you through a brief demonstration of the use and discusses the pros and cons of the different hand-control devices on the market today.
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