Discover the benefits of hand control systems from Techmobility. Providing mobility driving aids throughout Colchester, East Anglia, we take pride in the high quality of our systems, which enable cars to be driven without the use of the foot pedals. Catering to every requirement, our team will supply, fit, and configure the system to suit your needs. Get in touch today for further details.
Our hand controls were developed in 1994 in response to concerns about the “secondary safety” of traditional systems. Studies showed the exposed rods linking hand controls to floor pedals posed a risk of injury in the event of an accident, particularly to the feet, knees, and legs.
That’s why Techmobility rerouted all rods and linkages in our new hand controls through the line of the steering column and were largely enclosed within the column shroud. The video below shows the advantages of our innovative design.
In 1999, "Secondary Safety of Vehicle Adaptations for Disabled Motorists - Five Years On", a follow-up study published by the Research Institute for Consumer Affairs (RICA), reported:
"The Techmobility systems represent a major improvement to the secondary safety of push-pull hand controls.
... There is virtually no impingement on the space ahead of the knees, and the driver would have essentially the same safety as for a non-adapted car." (pages 7 and 8)
And, in the view of the authors of the report, Vehicle Safety Consultants Limited:
"Techmobility systems should be used wherever possible in preference to the older, cruder designs because of the markedly better safety offered... the authors would have no hesitation in recommending the Techmobility type solution as the solution of choice for simple mechanical systems." (page 12)
video playable on youtube by clicking on link
If required, we offer a range of other adaptation options, including: