Mobility Products and Design

MPD has a wide range of driving aids which allow for paraplegics or otherwise handicapped people the ability to drive safely and comfortably.  Find out about their specific product categories below.

  • MPD Driving Equipment and Hand Control’s Information:

MPD Hand Controls

MPD Steering Controls

MPD Foot Controls

MPD Car Extension Controls (under construction)

 

Brief Driving Equipment Information for Mobility Products and Design

 

If you have something specific in mind then I would recommend navigating yourself to their equipment via the links above or below.  The equipment on offer by MPD is comparable in many ways to MPS Monarch in terms of price and the quality on offer, and offers a good compromise between cost and functionality.

Mobility Products and Design

Although they’re not as advanced as Menox, GuidoSimplex or Veigel they’re still suitable for most drivers and they offer one of the widest arrays of additional peripheral equipment on the market.

MPD Hand Controls

 

The Mobility Products and Design hand controls on offer are quite similar in design to MPS Monarch and they have both push rock and push pull featuring across most of the different items.

  • Each model number (such as 3500 for example) will have multiple ending letters which signify a slight modification upon the base model (such as 3500K).

This can make it confusing for some people who are looking for a simpler identification system (such as having individual names) as opposed to long lists of numbers and letters.

The most advanced systems on offer provide mechanical linkage to reduce the effort, and a few simple switches such as for the horn and lights.

MPD Hand Controls

There’s nothing here comparable in terms of functionality, customization and secondary control functions which is comparable to Menox, GuidoSimplex or Veigel.  A few quick examples would be the lack or ergonomic handles, handle adjustments and positioning, color and material customization and secondary control functions such as turn signals, horn and a dozen other possibilities.

MPD Steering Controls

 

For drivers who are using hand controls, which is presumably all of them, it’s very important to get an assistive steering wheel device which allows you to turn the wheel using only one hand – because the other will be occupied with your set of hand controls.

Turning the wheel with one hand would otherwise be very difficult, and there are a number of different options which cater to functionality, comfort and more serious conditions.

Most of the steering controls by Mobility Products and Design focus on drivers who can completely use their hands without let or hindrance.

However there are options for amputees hooks as well as those with a poor grasp due to conditions such as arthritis or muscle wasting diseases.

MPD Steering Controls

Most of the functional aids simply provide extra support for the hand and wrist which helps when turning the wheel as well as allowing support when resting.

MPD Foot Controls

 

Using foot controls (generally known as handicapped pedal attachments) is vital for safe driving.  Firstly you need to be aware of pedal guards which prevent accidental usage, and secondly there left foot gas pedals which are useful for drivers who can only use their left leg.

Mobility Products and Design has a rather limited range of pedal equipment types and you can find out about these by reading my page on MPD foot controls and pedal attachments.

MPD Extension Controls

 

When it comes to their foot controls they have a limited range of devices on offer, but by stark contrast they have the widest array of car extension equipment which I’ve ever seen so far.

If you need extensions for the key slot, emergency parking brakes, various turn signals and more then it’s worth reading into my page which I’ve linked above.