Why use portable hand controls for driving?
There are a lot of factors to take into consideration when equipping your car with vehicle hand controls when you are disabled, and need to convert the car to be able to drive safely. For some people it is about the price, others reliability, is it law full, others ease of use and for others it is just to convert and become mobile.
If your grip, arm strength, or coordination are compromised by your disability, the Mobidrive will probably not please you, and may make driving, which is the most dangerous activity common to our society, more dangerous than ever. Use good judgment in assessing your abilities.
The Mobidrive portable hand controls is a portable hand control for paraplegic or amputee drivers with a need for a hand control that can be conveniently carried in a carry bag, briefcase or airline carry-on luggage. It easily installs in an automatic transmission vehicle in a few minutes. The Mobidrive portable hand controls is designed to be small and light when the “legs” are folded for transport, yet strong and easy to use when installed.
These hand controls are designed for use in vehicles with automatic transmissions by individuals with normal upper body strength and coordination. Hand motions when in use are thumb press down to accelerate, push handle to brake. Mobidrive portable hand controls can be operated by left hand and right hand drivers alike with a small setting change.
As with all disabled hand controls, power brakes in the vehicle are recommended. Power steering in the vehicle is also preferable when using the Mobidrive or any other hand controls for that matter.
Any person can install the Mobidrive portable hand controls, even when sitting in a wheelchair. No installation tools are needed and the l-key and small spanner is only used to secure the fitment. With a little practice, most people can install these hand controls in under five minutes.
People with physical disabilities who have researched or purchased hand controls for a vehicle know just how expensive they can be. Jan Lombaard who has been a T7 paraplegic since 1998 got tired of paying enormous amounts of money for fixed hand controls and has developed various hand controls over the past few years. He was looking for a product that had specific features all of which were equally important and they all form part of the Mobidrive portable hand controls.
- Reliable and save for use
- Can be transferred from one vehicle to another
- No damage to vehicle on installation or removal
- Strong & Lightweight – Stainless steel
- Adjustable Length – the length can be adjusted to suit each user’s needs
- Collapsible Design – the controls are made to collapse for storage when travelling.
- Soft Grip – Soft grip handgrip that can easily be replaced if needed or if damaged.
- Easy Installation – the Mobidrive is easy to install and remove on most vehicles.
- Left or right handed people can operate the Mobidrive controls
- Inexpensive compared to all other hand controls available in the world
The best of all is you can remove the Mobidrive portable hand controls and use it in any other automatic car. The product gives people with physical disabilities the opportunity to test drive any car they want. Mobidrive is a quality portable hand control that should last you a lifetime