To some people, a wheelchair-bound individual with a medical condition would never be able to drive a wheelchair accessible vehicle due to his or her disability. However, the evolution of technology, combined with enough training and support, has made strides when it comes to giving people with disabilities the chance to have access to mobility. Now, there are numerous solutions and products that help these people adapt to driving vehicles on their own.
Car Adaptation Solutions to Medical Conditions
Right now, there are heaps of car adaptation solutions available for people with disabilities. To help you know more about these, here are some medical conditions with their respective vehicular solutions.
There are several types of car adaptation solutions available, depending on the kind of amputation that the person has. For people with amputated or impaired legs, there is the hand control adaptation. It puts the accelerator and brake on the steering wheel or mounted on the floor. For people with function on their left leg, there’s also the left side accelerator pedal.
The turnout swivel seat is another innovation for people who find it hard to get in and out of the car. With the swivel base and seat swing, people with amputations can get in and out of the car easier, with a bonus back support feature. There is also the Turny height-adjustable car seat lift.
This feature swivels the car seat through the door and lowers it to the ground for a comfortable sideways transfer. Other amputation car adaptation solutions also include the Carony dockable transfer wheelchair, and wheelchair hoists for lifting power, and manual wheelchairs.
Restricted growth, otherwise known as dwarfism, is a medical condition characterised by a person’s short stature. To help these people have the chance to drive their own vehicles, several car adaptation solutions have been made. These include steering wheel adaptations, pedal adaptations that raise the pedals for the users depending on the height needed, and seat adaptations, which feature back and height support.
For people with a whiplash injury, there are several car adaptation solutions available. Some of these include the Recaro seats for more comfortable seating positions, bucket seat cushions for good back support, interior and wide-angle mirrors, seatbelt grips, and power steering wheels.
Additional car installations for people with whiplash injury also include electric sun shield and the reversing aid warning system. This system was developed for individuals with difficulties in turning around while reversing the car.
Spinal Cord Injury
There are heaps of car adaptation solutions available for people with tetraplegia, paraplegia, and other kinds of spinal cord injuries. There is the hand control accelerator and brake installation, which features controls for indicators, full/dipped beam, and windscreen wash/wipe, among other possible hand control installations. This hand control device can be put on the steering wheel, or can be mounted on the floor.
Other car adaptation solutions include power steering wheels, vacuum-assisted braking, foot slip prevention devices, wheel spinners, turnout swivel seats, wheelchair lifts, and the like.
Enquire About Car Adaptation Solutions at Motoring Mobility Today
The car adaptation solutions mentioned above are just some of the many possible installations and features that could be included in the wheelchair accessible vehicle conversions that we offer.
If you want to know more about the solutions we provide to the kind of medical condition that you have, contact Motoring Mobility today.