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Hand controls can put someone with limited lower mobility back in the
driver's seat in a wheelchair van from Accessible Van Sales &
Service in Texas. Instead of the traditional gas and brake pedal, the
driver can use hand controls to control both the speed and brake of the
mobility van. A lever is typically mounted below the steering wheel for
easy access and control.
Accessible Van Sales & Service
installs a hand control system that is designed to be both user-friendly
and safe. No adjustments need to be made to the brake or gas pedal
themselves, which allows standard drivers the opportunity to drive when
Before deciding if hand controls fit your mobility needs make sure to read the following comparison:
Hand Control Types
- Push/rock style
- When the driver pushes the handle forward the vehicle will brake and
when the lever is rocked back it will accelerate. Persons with no finger
dexterity can operate this model.
- Push/right angle style
- Allows the driver to push the handle upward towards the instrument
panel to brake and downward at a right angle to accelerate. This method
is operable for persons with limited finger dexterity.
- Push/pull style
- By pushing the lever forward on the handle the vehicle's brakes will
engage and when it is pulled backwards the vehicle will accelerate. A
three-post hand interface can be installed to allow the user to maintain
contact with the handle giving the driver greater control. This
operation model is persons with limited finger dexterity friendly.
- Push/rotate style
- The driver pushing the handle forward causes the vehicle to brake and
when the lever is twisted the vehicle will accelerate. Full or limited
finger function is required for this type of control.
Hand Controls $1,050.00
|Hand Controls Installed