We sell, service and install virtually every type of handicap hand control device on the market today; Push/Rock; Push/Pull; Right Angle; and electronic control devices from all the leading manufactures; MPD; Veigel; MPS; Sure-Grip; Wells-Enberg; EMC and Menox.
At Superior Van & Mobility, your safety is of utmost importance. This is why our certified mobility consultants will work closely with you and your Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist (CDRS) throughout the entire evaluation, sales and installation process.
All of our technicians are also factory trained and certified to ensure you are getting quality, safe, reliable installation. Don’t risk your safety! Be sure you only work with a certified mobility dealer like, Superior Van and Mobility, that is also a member of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA).
When it comes to the types of handicap hand controls for your car, truck, van or SUV, the Push/Rock type is probably the most popular choice. The unique design helps eliminates contact with an driver’s knees or legs. The higher rate of travel allows for more applicable installations too by allowing the hand controls to fit into tighter spaces. This type of hand controls also helps reduce driver’s fatigue.
The push/rock hand control system works using a vertically installed handle for easy-grip, and can be installed on either the right or left of the steering wheel. The driver simply pulls the handle back toward themselves for acceleration and pushes away toward the dash for braking. However, the movement acts more like a “rocking motion” than a pull and push which is another type of hand control device.
This rocking motion is what makes this type of driving hand controls easier to operate by creating a smaller range-of-motion. This is the specific aspect that also aids in decreasing driver fatigue, all while increasing throttle response and range of braking over other types of hand controls.
The push/twist hand control driving system works using a horizontally installed handle for easy-grip. This handle can be installed on either the right or left side of the steering wheel. To accelerate, the driver simply twists the handle like a throttle on a motorcycle, and to brake the user simply pushes the handle forward toward the dashboard away from the driver.
There is also a secondary lever installed on the handle of the push/twist hand control system to enhance throttling and allow for a more comfortable driving experience on longer trips.
In addition to the benefits mentioned above, the push/twist type of driving hand control provides these additional benefits:
The Right-Angle handicap hand control driving system works using a horizontally installed handle for easy-grip, and can be installed on either the right or left of the steering wheel. The driver simply pulls the handle down in a right angle movement toward his or her legs for acceleration and pushes the handle away toward the dash for braking.
What is unique in this hand control design is that the unit pivots solely at the handle when throttling, keeping the main control body stationary thus eliminating driver contact and reducing fatigue with its short travel.
In comparison to the Push/Rock type hand controls, to apply the gas, one would rock the handle down toward his/her lap at a right angle.
The push/pull hand control driving system works using a horizontally installed handle for easy-grip. This handle can be installed on either the right or left of the steering wheel as needed. To accelerate, the driver simply pulls the handle toward the steering wheel and pushes the handle away toward the dash for braking. This is one of the most common types of mechanical hand control devices used today.
In addition to the obvious benefits, the push/pull type of hand control provides the additional benefits:
The Featherlite handicap hand controls from Sure Grip are an electronic assist driving system that is not only safer, but easier to use. Please review the video below, especially if you are new to using hand controls. The video takes you through demonstration to use and discusses the pros and cons of different types of hand control devices.
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