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Hand Controls

Our hand control installations are second to none.

Hand controls make it possible for people with a physical disability to drive accessible car , truck or van. If you want to drive independently and safely, hand controls can allow you to do that.

Hand controls give the driver the ability to operate both the brake and gas pedal using levers that are connected to the pedals directly. There are many types of hand controls mechanical and servo controlled.

Servo controlled offers controls that manage gas, brakes and steering electronically. These controls are typically use in situations where the operator has weak or limited range of motion in their upper body.

We have a fully equipped machine shop with equipment like lathes, milling
machines, press brakes and iron workers. We don’t just buy the hand
controls off eBay and mount them with hose clamps like some other places
do, we fabricate custom brackets for each application and take the time
necessary for a quality installation that will make it so the hand controls we
install out last our customers multiple vehicles throughout the years.
We also offer a lifetime warranty on our installations. If you ever feel there
is something wrong with your hand controls, even if we didn’t install them,
please come in for a free inspection by a certified mobility craftsman.

VEIGEL / MPD

3519 Steering Control Single Pin Foam Grip

Veigel 3519

You’ll like the soft foam handle grip and the smooth steering motion. The secure grip gives you comfortable control and command of your vehicle. Your Mobility Products & Design dealer Automotive Innovations, MA can easily install this model and the others listed below.


MPD 3520 3520B/3520G/3520W Steering Control Spinner Knob

Veigel 3520B


The Spinner Knob presses firmly against the palm of your hand, giving you added strength and control for easy driving. Spinner Knob is available in three colors to coordinate with your vehicle – Black, Gray or Woodgrain. Readily Detachable – have more than one on hand for a quick, easy update to your interior.

MPD 3521 3521B Steering Control Hook Grip

Veigel 3521B


Designed for those using a prosthetic hook (typical with two fingers). One finger goes on the outside of the ring, the other finger goes on the inside, securing you to the steering wheel for smooth handling.

MPD 3522 3522 Steering Control Tri-pin Grip

Veigel 3522


Your hand and wrist are comfortably secure with this lightweight three-pin grip. The pins are fully adjustable, so you can easily find your individual comfort setting. An available counter weight takes away the Tri-pin Grip’s weight, so you can mount it on the either side of your steering wheel. Easily replaceable foam cover for comfort.

MPD 3523 3523B Steering Control Palm Grip

Veigel 3523B

is lightweight aluminum wrap. You can adjust it to comfortably fit your hand, and its firm strength holds that shape for secure steering control. The soft, sheepskin liner protects your hand, and keeps you warm in the winter. An unique finger rest protects your fingers, plus the raised device keeps them from having little contact with the steering wheel. Ideal for arthritis suffers.

MPD 3524 3524 Steering Control V-Grip

Veigel 3524


With a foam-grip single pin and foam-covered aluminum wrap providing backhand support, your hand stays securely and comfortably in place. You can easily adjust the single pin to find the steering grip that’s just right for you. Easily replaceable foam cover for comfort.

MPD 3525 3525 Counter Balance

Veigel 3525


A Counter Balance may be used in conjuction with the Tri-Pin Grip. The Counter Balance minimizes the fatigue to the driver offsetting the weight of the Tri-Pin grip whether on an extended or short trip. This is especially important on vehicles equipped with modified steering systems. The Counter Balance is readily removeable for ambulatory drivers without tools. Standard weight is 24 oz and now available in 4 oz and 8oz weights.

Steering Grips

Single Pin Foam Grip

Single Pin Foam Grip
You will like the soft foam handle grip and the smooth steering mount. The secure grip gives you comfortable control of your vehicle.


V-Grip Steering

V-Grip Steering
With a foam-grip single pin and foam-covered aluminum wrap providing backhand support, your hand stays securely and comfortable in place. You can easily adjust the single pin to find the steering grip thats just right for you. Easily replaceable foam covers for comfort.

Tri Pin Grip Steering

Tri Pin Grip Steering
Your hand and wrist are comfortably secure with this lightweight three-pin grip. The pins are fully adjustable, so you can easily find your individual comfort setting. An available counter weight takes away the Tri-pin Grips weight, so you can mount it on the either side of your steering wheel. Easily replaceable foam covers for comfort.

DADC

At DADC, their philosophy is simple: deliver the best driving experience possible. Their hand controls are designed to become one with your car, so you are not driving a hand control you are driving your car.

Quality Materials and Reduced Maintenance

They use quality materials, including durable stainless steel for an attractive finished product. DADC uses self-lubricating components to eliminate maintenance, squeaks and grease stains on clothes.

Less Fatigue, Less Discomfort

Holding the DADC hand control in your hand feels light and natural, which is why our clients prefer it. Our ergonomic design is an extension of the body’s natural responses to reduce fatigue, especially on long distance drives or in stop and go traffic.

Road Tested to Racing Standards

DADC’s founder’s son, Roger, is a racer, so when it came to design, it was important for William to build a hand control that delivered on the racetrack not only the road. The patented vacuum assist provides better throttle control, especially in tight turns or on bumpy roads.

Protect your Automotive Investment, Share with Pedal Pushing Drivers

DADC hand controls fit a wide range of vehicles with little or no cutting to the dashboard. Our cable operated throttle control means a cockpit free of clutter and unencumbered access for you and your pedal pushing family and friends.

Automobile Handicap Hand Control System – DADC 500

This automobile handicapped hand control works with a vacuum assisted twist grip to give you precise, effortless, finger-tip control of the throttle. In addition, the floor area is free, making it possible for other drivers to easily share a vehicle equipped with this system. The twist approach uses less space than other lever actuated hand controls.


Automobile Handicap Hand Control System – DADC500P

The 500P model offers the same vacuum assist capabilities as the 500 model, but uses a pull throttle to control acceleration and braking instead of a twisting action. This motion gives those with limited gripping capacity the same effortless operation as the 500 model and uses only a little more room for operation.

Both the DADC500 and DADC500P provide a rugged and seemingly simple ergonomic design, allowing the driver to rest a hand on the handle while controlling the vehicle through turns and over rough roads. This results in better control and less fatigue, especially on long trips.

We’ve been installing these all over New England for close to 20 years.
Bob in NY loves his, Ron in RI has had his installed in two different cars, George in MA says “there his favorite hand controls ever” Don in Vermont says “there the only hand controls he’ll ever use” John in Maine says he’ll “never go back to right angle hand controls” Gregg in NH say “there the finest hand controls he’s ever had”

Come see us at Automotive Innovations Bridgewater, MA for your hand controls needs

Driving Aids Development Corporation (DADC) Special Features
Attractive appearance! Resilient, comfortable control grip.
Maintenance free! Self lubricating components used throughout.
All fasteners and major parts are high-strength stainless steel.
Registered with the FDA.
Accepted by the V. A.
Meets or exceeds all requirements of S.A.E. J1903 JUL89.
Licensed under U.S. Patent No. 4436191.

But what about cruise you ask? Will it still function? Not to worry. Cruise control is fully operational even when the adaptive driving aid is engaged.

Remember, the DADC adaptive driving aid does not replace the pedals that came with your vehicle, but is added to them. This also means that able bodied drivers can operate your modified vehicle normally, without learning to use the adaptive driving aid that makes it possible for you to operate your own vehicle.

Put yourself safely and confidently behind the wheel by contraction us oday to determine which Driving Aids Development Corporation model best fits your needs and schedule your installation appointment.

DADC 500 Twist

Vacuum assisted, motorcycle styled twist handle for throttle and push for brakes.
•Precise fingertip operation
•Reduced range of motion required to operate
•Eliminates discomfort and fatigue

DADC 500 Push Pull

Vaccume assisted, traditional push-pull handle, pull for gas, push for brake.
•Reduced range of motion required to operate
•An options for drivers considering expensive electronic controls

DADC 500 Manual Push Pull

Traditional push-pull handle, pull for gas, push for brake.
•Quick, light action and smooth response

DADC 500 Manual Push Rock

Rock back for gas and push for brake.
•Avoid confusion between brake and acceleration

DADC Brake Only

Traditional push-pull handle, push for brake.
•Access to brake without moving the foot

DADC Turn Signal Adapter

Operate the Turn Signal control from the right side of the wheel
•Lightweight Aluminium
•Mounts to turn signal wand
•Left and right mounting optionDADC Key Tee

Developed for people with Rheumatiod Arthritis. Fits in tight spaces and gives hurting hands leverage on the key.
•Fits most any key
•Effortless key-turn, reduced hand strain
•Improves leverage
•Reduces Pain

DADC Game Wheel

Enjoy the action of online simulated driving and racing.
•Operate gas and brake from the hand control instead of the joystick
•Share your game wheel with pedal pushing family and friends

WELLSENGBERG

Their mechanical hand controls provide safe, easy and more convenient vehicle operation as well as being priced competitively with other manufacturers. They manufacture 4 different types of mechanical controls to suit all needs.

Wells-Engberg controls come with a universal mounting, using a common set of connectors which allows installation in the majority of domestic and foreign cars, light trucks, and vans equipped with automatic transmission and power brakes. They also have designed special mountings for some vehicles which make installation even easier.

Their two cable controls are supplied with a mounting which allows the cable to be run directly to the accelerator pedal itself. Wells-Engberg is constantly striving to keep up with the automobile manufacturers and supply the physically challenged population with the most advanced products available.

CT-100 Rotary Cable Control

•Mechanical control with a flexible accelerator cable going directly to the accelerator pedal assembly twist handle (same as motorcycle grip) to accelerate.
•Push handle toward brake pedal for braking.
•Control is mostly aluminum and is black anodized.
•Uses universal mounting brackets.
•Order either right or left hand.
•The cable design allows reduced amount of hardware in driver’s area. This gives the driver more leg room.

CP-200 Right Angle Control

•To operate accelerator pull handle down toward lap.
•Cable attached to handle goes directly to the accelerator pedal assembly.
•Push handle toward brake pedal for braking.
•Control made mostly of aluminum and is black anodized.
•Uses universal mounting brackets.
•Order either right or left hand.
•Cable design reduces hardware in the driver’s area allowing more leg room.

MC-25 Rotary Mechanical Control

The rods are attached to both the brake and accelerator pedals. In order to operate gas pedal you rotate the handle (same as a motorcycle grip). To use the brake you push the handle toward the brake pedal. This Hand Control is made of steel and is painted black. The MC-25 uses universal mounting brackets. There is very little interference with able bodied drivers. It can be installed on the right or left hand side.

Pneumatic Hand Control

This control is operated utilizing air pressure in its own self-contained unit. The pneumatic control operates the brake and accelerator using a push-pull joystick with very little operating effort and a short stroke. These controls have been in the field since 1982 and have proven to be very reliable and, with proper maintenance, trouble free.