This was constructed to allow easier exiting/entering of the vehicle via the electric seat which is anchored to a pole on the side of the car. One the handicapped person has positioned himself onto the seat it can be controlled and extended outwards. This allows quick transference from a vehicle seat to the SEG-02 or from a wheelchair to the SEG-02.
One issue with drivers is that even with the most advanced hand controls allowing them total control of the vehicle; they still cannot mount themselves inside with assistance.
The SEG-02 forms just one aspect of the GuidoSimplex ‘total driving’ system which grants the disabled person complete ability to utilize their car without needing assistance from other people.
- This has an advantage over the SEG-01 of being electronically powered, but personally I don’t think this is a big difference and there’s a lot more they could have done to make dramatic improvements.
There’s no doubt that it makes using it easier, but I think that ultimately it’s a very minor improvement. When you consider that it just takes a small amount of physical effort to use anyway, it hardly needs to be automated.
This isn’t to say that a very elderly disabled person being assisted by only another elderly person won’t find this helpful, only that in most cases it’s not going to provide much more help.
A swivel seat would work very well with this kind of transfer seat because it would allow swift rotation and mounting onto the transfer seat.
GuidoSimplex Transfer Seats…
If you want to find out more about transfer seats for disabled drivers by GuidoSimplex you can check those out.
You can also find out about the SEG-01 transfer seat manufactured by GuidoSimplex which is a similar non-electronic version.