30th November 2010
Alan has had both upper limbs amputated below the elbow and his left leg amputated below the knee. He is unable to walk and therefore uses a power wheelchair for his general mobility.
Alan can perform a semi standing transfer from his wheelchair to another surface independently.
- Elap EGB system
- Tetra Grip Steering aid
- 9 way Bleeper system
- Electronic push button gear selector
- Wheelchair docking system DocknLock
- Push button ignition
- Grab rails positioned in vehicle to ease transfer.
- Power steering reduction to make it lighter
- Drive into seat belt.
Alan’s adaptations had to be designed and fitted to meet his specific needs. He gained access to the vehicle from the rear using a Ricon tail lift. Once in the vehicle he would drive his wheelchair into position and use the padded grab rails which were carefully positioned to ease transfer to the 6 way powered drivers seat. Once in the seat he would power up to the driving position and into the seatbelt restraint. He could then press the ignition button to start the vehicle after dropping the key in a conveniently placed drop box.
The EGB system,’Electronic Gas and Brake fell to touch on his right arm and was very easy to control. He would clip his prosthetic arm into the Tetra grip after pressing the button on the gear changer to drive, release the push button handbrake and away he could go.
Alan had been stuck indoors for months prior to him receiving his adapted vehicle and he was very happy to be mobile and independent.