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Driving controls and vehicle adaptations Steering, Gears and Multi-Function

Joysteer – Electronic driving system

Joysteer® is an electronic driving system for people with moderate to severe physical disabilities. Due to drivers’ individually adaptable input devices, joysteer® provides a reliable and easy to operate driving solution for a wide range of disabilities and vehicles.

Joysteer® is a cutting-edge collection of electronic systems that use digital technology to make driving simple and safe for users with a wide range of differing needs. These systems allow you to control steering, braking and accelerating with the minimum of movement and effort, enabling you to drive safely even if you have limited movement or muscle weakness that make standard car controls difficult.

Joysteer® combines accessibility with modern technology, to provide users with the opportunity to continue to drive independently, even in the event of disability or injury. The different options enable safe driving, even in the event that you suffer from muscle weakness or limited arm strength. The wide choice of controls makes it possible to modify your vehicle to suit your individual needs; options include multiple types of joystick, handlebar steering, mini steering wheels, gas and brake controls, and more.

SDL are the official UK installers of the Joysteer Electronic systems so explore the range of solutions below and please contact us if you would like to find out more about how these solutions could help you maintain your driving independence.

Vehicle Suitability

Hand controls by joysteerare suitable for many vehicles, with more being added all the time. If your vehicle is not listed below, please get in touch for more information, and to find out how we can help you. The following vehicles are a selection of those that have been tried and tested with joysteer technology in the UK:

VW Transporter (T5), VW Caddy, Mercedes Sprinter, Mercedes Vito

 

Wide range of input devices with active force feedback

 

The joysteerⓇ system has a very wide range of input devices. More than 10 different input devices can also be parameterized individually. The focus is on input devices with active force feedback. This feature gives the driver a feel of the road and guarantees safe and relaxed driving, even at high speeds. In addition, we offer input devices that are operated with both hands. This configuration also provides additional security. See the itemised details below and please contact the SDL team for assistance.

Input devices with active force feedback «steer only»

Micro-wheel
Steering movement corresponds to the conventional steering wheel. Steering “from the wrist” possible. Operation via handle, knob, trident or fork. Throttle and brake by means of gas-/brake slider or tilter.
Is suitable for: Quadriplegia, paraplegia, disability with impaired finger functions

One hand joystick “steer only”
Steering movement by rotating the joystick. Rotary axis through the middle of the hand – decoupling of lateral forces.

Is suitable for: Arm amputation, impaired by thalidomide, hemiplegia, muscle disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), disability with impaired finger functions

2 way Joystick
Steering movement by rotating the operating unit by means of a joystick, for steering in combination with gas-/brake tilter.

Is suitable for: Muscle disease, multiple sclerosis (MS)

Input devices with active force feedback

One hand joystick
Multifunction Joystick Steering movement by rotating the joystick. Rotary axis through the middle of the hand – decoupling of lateral forces. Gas and brake can be operated by means of a rocker. Option “only steering” available (without rocker)

Is suitable for: Arm amputation, counter-attack damage, hemiplegia, Muscle wasting, multiple sclerosis (MS), handicap without finger functions

4 way Joystick
Steering and braking combined in a joystick. Push for acceleration or push-brake adjustable. For users who are already familiar with the handling of a 4 way joystick. Placed on the left or right.

Is suitable for:Arm amputation, limited freedom of movement, limited strength

Two-handed input devices

Two hand joystick
Multi-function joystick. Steering movement by rotating the joysticks. Rotary axis through the middle of the hand – decoupling of lateral forces. Gas and brake can be operated by means of a rocker. Two-handed operation ensures comfortable operation.

Is suitable for: Muscle disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Handlebar (tiller) “steer, brake, gas”
Steering movement like a bicycle. Movement range and power freely adjustable. Gas and brake with a thumb throttle and brake lever. Two-handed operation ensures comfortable operation.
Is suitable for: Quadriplegia, paraplegia

Handlebar (tiller) “steer only”
Is suitable for: Quadriplegia, paraplegia

Gas- / brake tilter
Tilter for acceleration and brake. Throttle and brake by tilting the stick in combination with a 2 way joystick.

Is suitable for: Muscle disease, , multiple sclerosis (MS), disability with impaired finger functions

Gas- / brake silde
Slider for acceleration and brake. Trident or other input devices (not included) in combination with the micro-steering wheel.

Is suitable for: Quadriplegia, paraplegia, disability with impaired finger functions

Low-force joystick
For customers with very little strength and inability to handle force feedback. Small steering and braking deflections are possible. For customers with a reduced range of movements, configurations “steer, brake, gas,” “accelerate by pushing forward” or “braking by pushing forward” are possible.

Low-force joystick «brake, gas»
For customers with very little strength. Small throttle and braking deflections are possible. For customers with a reduced range of movements “Accelerating forward” or “braking forward”; both are possible Configuration “gas, brake”

Low force joystick “steer only”
For customers with very low forces and unable to handle force feedback. Small steer angles are possible. For customers with a reduced range of movements Configuration “steer only”

These products are suitable for: Arm amputation, limited range of movement, Hemiplegia

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