Test drives by veterans at the Wheelchair Games

Toyota Sienna with Darios by Kempf
Darios and hand brake

Paraplegic veteran drives digital hand controls

The driver is comparing the digital ring with the standard hand controls he is used to:
"The thing I like about the ring is the fact that your hands are always real close to the 10 o'clock 2 o'clock position. My head is always erect and my shoulders are always back. I don't have to move my arm or my hand to accelerate or decelerate the way I do with my hand controls. When I'm on a hand control my arm comes like this and my shoulder moves. My head position moves and I don't have two hands on the wheel. When I'm using the ring, if you'll notice, my hands are always right close to the 10 o'clock 2 o'clock position. I always have one hand positioned to be able to accelerate quickly if I had to go around someone or to brake quickly in a manner of just a small movement keeping my hands and my shoulders and my head in a correct driving position.

That makes me feel very very comfortable and very secure. I remember back in driver's training when my driver training's teacher would always keep telling us : Keep your hands at 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock because you'll have the most control when your hands are in this position. You know, it's true!

I'm going to change lanes and I'll show you what I mean about how easy it is to threat the wheel and keep your fingers on the accelerator.

When I change my lanes with the hand controls, when they are down here, I have to have a ball up here on the steering wheel to be able to move right or left, to change lanes. If you notice where my hand is on the wheel, that's where the ball position is, but with the ring my hands are at 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock and I just simply slide the wheel between my fingers.

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