Steering Devices

Steering devices

Steering Devices

This equipment group contains a wealth of useful instruments that allows one with limited arm, hand or wrist mobility to steer. From the Spinner Knob to Foot Steering Controls, we're confident you'll find a device that can help you conveniently turn in every direction.

 

Amputee Ring: Designed best for those with prosthesis. The hook of the prosthesis will fit into the ring and remain in place while driving.

 

"Para" Spinner Knob: Consists of a base, which is adjustable, and a detachable knob that can be comfortably gripped with one hand.

 

Palm Grip: Ideal for someone who has control of the wrist but is limited in grip strength. The hand is always held flat to the steering wheel while driving.

 

Quad Grip with Pin: A 3/8" steel shaft from a stiff leather cuff that inserts into the spinner base. A stable wrist is required. The pin may be attached on a horizontal or a vertical position.

 

Quad Steering Cuff or Splint: Consists of a wrist cock-up splint with a post attached in a vertical or horizontal position. It is ideal for persons either lacking hand and wrist function or those unable to use the above steering devices.

 

Spinner Cuff: Operates as the hand is held in place by a cuff and fastened with Velcro. A lockable short rod is placed in the base of the steering wheel near the palm of the hand to allow the person to steer.

 

Tri-Post or Tri-Pin Spinner Knob: Helps to stabilize and secure the hand and wrist while driving.

 

V-Grip or U-Grip: Hand controls keep the hand in an upright position and in place while driving. (Used primarily by persons who have adequate wrist mobility.)

 

Deep Dish Steering Wheel: Used by persons who have limited reach and cannot safely turn the steering wheel due to its small size.

 

Foot Steering Controls: For drivers who need to maneuver the vehicle entirely with their feet.

 

Horizontal Steering: The steering column is easily adjusted by motorization for those drivers with limited reach.

 

Steering Column Extension: The steering column is extended by 2-6 inches, allowing room to steer for individuals driving from their wheelchairs.

 

Joystick: Very similar to the joystick on a wheelchair, this larger scaled version allows the driver to maneuver the vehicle.

 

Servo Controls: Unlike the other hand controls, these operate by an auxiliary motor, rather than the pressure of an individual's hand. It reduces the amount of strength needed by the driver.

 

Reduced Effort Steering: Can assist drivers who have limited use of their upper extremities.

 

Low Effort Steering: Reduces the effort needed to steer a vehicle by approximately 40 percent.

 

Zero Effort Steering: Standard factory power steering requires approximately 40 ounces of effort to operate. This type of device reduces the effort to 6-8 ounces (no effort). This figure will vary with vehicle models and tire size.

*The images, pricing and descriptions are subject to change and to be used for reference purposes only. Ford Motor Company is providing this information for assistance and illustration purposes only, and no endorsement is intended. The quality of services and/or equipment provided by others can only be assured by the supplying organization. Consumers should verify information, check with adaptive equipment manufacturers and structural modifiers to obtain complete references before having their vehicle adaptation/modification completed.