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Alternative Drive Controls

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Adaptability where you need it
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Control options just got an upgrade
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Proportional inputs
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Switched inputs
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The control options just got an upgrade!

Looking for a straightforward, switched head array? The newly updated Permobil Total Control Head Array offers a non-proportional switched solution, featuring both proximity sensors and mechanical switch options that can be easily configured to meet a variety of user needs.

 

Is programmability key? The ASL FUSION Proportional and Digital Head Array, now available on Permobil M & F-series Corpus and Corpus VS order forms, is customizable through programming to address a wide range of diagnoses making it an ideal solution for individuals with changing needs.

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Proportional Input Devices

A proportional drive control allows the wheelchair’s movement to mirror the client’s input into the device, most often through a joystick. The speed and directionality of the wheelchair are dependent upon the distance (throw) and direction the drive control is deflected from neutral. Another important consideration when evaluating the options is the amount of force required to move the drive control away from neutral.

 

Standard joysticks don’t work for every power wheelchair user. There are so many drive controls and mounting options available to best meet your client’s needs, movement, and strength! There are a variety of proportional alternative drive control options, some of which include a compact or mini joystick, foot control, and even some head arrays.

 

Identifying the most appropriate drive control device for an individual can allow for their greatest level of independence – and it can take some experimenting to find the right set-up. Use the comparison tools below to explore our options.

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Compact Joystick
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Compact Joystick Lite
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Mini Joystick
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Heavy Duty Joystick
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Foot Control
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Compact Joystick
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Compact Joystick Lite
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Mini Joystick
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ASL FUSION Proportional & Digital Head Array
Input Type
Proportional
Proportional
Proportional
Proportional
Proportional
Proportional or Switched
Force
7.8 oz (220 g)
1.8 oz (50 g)
0.5 oz (13 g)
28.2 oz (800 g)
Throw
1.1" (28 mm)
0.7" (17 mm)
0.2" (5 mm)
1.8" (45 mm)
Mode
Includes two mono jacks for mode and on/off
Includes two mono jacks for mode and on/off
Mode switch plugs directly into OMNI2 user switch jack
Includes two mono jacks for mode (programmable) and on/off
Mode switch plugs directly into Omni2 user switch jack
Dedicated mode port and access to all functions through user switch
Mounting options
Chin Control Harness & PERMOFix
Chin Control Harness, Swing Away Chin Boom, and PERMOfix
Chin Control Harness, Swing Away Chin Boom, and PERMOfix
Fixed, swing-away, and retractable
Mounts into Permobil footplate receiver. Compatible with standard and power elevating legrests
ASL Multi-Axis mounting hardware
HCPCS Code
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E2312
E2328
E2328
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Switched Input Devices

When an individual does not have the strength, range of motion, and/or coordination to operate a proportional drive control, a non-proportional input device may be considered.  

 

Also known as switched or digital drive control, these devices are either “on” or “off” and typically allow 4 to 8 discreet directions of movement. For example, the wheelchair may be controlled by four individual switches that the user hits to activate the wheelchair – one for each direction of forward, reverse, left, and right. 

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Input Type
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Force
Calibrate 4-pressure breath control to individual through wheelchair programming
Throw
Mode
Dedicated mode port
Dedicated mode port and access to all functions through user switch
Mode switch plugs in directly to Omni2 user switch jack
Mounting options
BodiLink MAX 8; optional BodiLink flip-down hardware
ASL Multi-Axis mounting hardware
Adjustable swing-away mounting hardware
HCPCS Code
E2330
E2328
E2325; E2326

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"Every person has the right to have his or her disability compensated as far as possible by aids with the same technical standard as those we all use in our everyday lives." - Per Uddén, Permobil Founder

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