The first reason to use them is when you can still independently use your brake, and the second reason is if you want to use it in conjunction with a brake-only device. The reason for this is that two singular driving controls used together tend to provide better usability, especially to more serious disabilities.
A few benefits of acceleration only device…
You’ll soon find that when it comes to GuidoSimplex they’ve produced several unique solutions to the problem of drivers who need only to accelerate.
The first device, the ‘Pulsar Satellite’ is similar in shape to a pen needing only to be pushed on the top for the gas on your car to be activated. Considering most other devices require substantially more physical effort you’ll be able to see the benefit of this model with regards to people with very serious disabilities or who have weak strength.
Next there are the two accelerator wheels, one set of models are placed above and another set are placed underneath the steering wheel.
- When I talk about ‘innovation solutions’ by GuidoSimplex then this is exactly what I’m talking about, I’ve yet to see any disabled products manufacturer produce anything like this.
Essentially they allow the driver to be able to keep hands on the steering wheel whilst being able to accelerate at the same time. Some issues people have are in switching back and forth between hand controls and the steering wheel. But seeing as the ‘action part’ of this model is in the same place as the steering wheel you’ll find it’s a much safer and (as importantly) a comfortable driving experience.
Brake Only hand controls
If you’re interested in acceleration only devices you may be interested in brake only ones, using these two device ‘types’ in conjunction with each other is incredibly powerful.
These have a lot of variety, for example there are hydraulic, electronic and manual designs each to cater for varying degrees of disability… or comfort.
Some people who have very serious impairments may need a hydraulically assisted brake, whereas others may just want the comfort of being able to drive near effortlessly.
If you think this is for you, or you would like to learn more, check out our page on [intlink id=”1128″ type=”post”]all the GuidoSimplex brake only hand controls.[/intlink]
Or if you’re interested in taking a look at [intlink id=”1020″ type=”post”]a list of regular GuidoSimplex driving control[/intlink] then check them out here.
The Handicap Hand Controls Organization
The HHC Team is absolutely dedicated to letting people know of all the different manufacturer’s products and services to help people get behind the driving wheel and experience the absolute freedom of travelling.
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