Electronic Hand Controls

Electronic hand controls are very similar in use to their equivalent mechanical hand controls, the difference being that they are much lighter to use.

Most electronic hand controls have an electronic accelerator and they maintain the mechanical brake, although electronic brake systems are also available.

On our website you can find out about some of the most popular electronic hand controls.

You will see in these pages that we have also included other popular adaptations, often fitted alongside the individual types of hand controls.

Don’t worry if you feel you need something that is bespoke. We are specialist adaptation engineers and have many years experience adapting vehicles for disabled drivers and passengers. Many adaptations are bespoke and we relish and are never beaten by a challenge!

Electronic Accelerator and Electronic Brake System

Electronic Accelerator and Electronic Brake System

This system is designed for people with lower limb disabilities and some limitation in their upper body movement. The accelerator and brake operation is very light and because the accelerator and brake are electronic, the system can be adjusted to an individual’s requirements and strength.

With this system you operate the brake and accelerator pedals by pushing and pulling a lever with your hands. There is no need to use your feet.

The unit can be mounted in various locations in the vehicle.

Related adaptions: Steering Ball, Indicator Switch, Pedal guards and flip up throttles, Lightened power steering, Infra red steering device

Ghost under ring accelerator

The Ghost Accelerator

The Ghost Accelerator is the latest in electronic hand controls. It allows the driver to accelerate, simply by performing a rotary movement (clockwise and/or anticlockwise) whilst keeping both hands on the steering wheel. This eliminates the need for steering balls and indicator switches on the brake lever for example. It also allows you to change the position of your hands whilst still operating the throttle which hopefully means less stiffening up when driving for a prolonged period.

The brake is a mechanical push system operated by the right hand. A safety feature is the automatic ‘cutting’ of the accelerator when braking is applied.

Related adaptions: Pedal guards and flip up throttles

Electronic under ring accelerator and mechanical brake

Under Ring Accelerator and Mechanical Brake

The under ring accelerator is a light electronic pull up system that enables the driver to keep both hands on the steering wheel whilst driving. There’s no need for steering balls and indicator switches on the brake lever. You can also change the position of your hands whilst operating the throttle so there’s less chance of stiffening up when driving for a prolonged period.

The brake is a mechanical push system operated by the right hand. A safety feature is the automatic ‘cutting’ of the accelerator when braking is applied.

Related adaptions: Pedal guards and flip up throttles

Twist Grip Accelerator

Electronic Twist Grip Accelerator and Mechanical Brake

Twist Grip Hand Controls operate in a similar way to push/ pull hand controls, but instead of pulling backwards on the lever to accelerate, you twist the hand grip in the same way that you would on a motorbike. The accelerator part is electronic which means it’s light and non-tiring. The brake is operated mechanically by pushing the lever away from you. A unique safety feature is the automatic ‘cutting’ of the accelerator when braking is applied.

Related adaptions: Steering ball, Indicator switch, Pedal guards and flip up throttles, Infra red steering device

Electric Trigger Through Main

Trigger Electronic Hand Controls

Trigger electronic hand controls operate in a similar way to push/pull hand controls. However, instead of pulling backwards on the lever to accelerate, you use your index finger to operate a small trigger which operates the accelerator. Because the accelerator is electronic it is light and non-tiring. The brake is mechanical and is operated by pushing the lever away from you. A unique safety feature is the automatic ‘cutting’ of the accelerator when braking is applied.

Related adaptions: Steering ball, Indicator switch, Pedal guards and flip up throttles, Infra red steering device

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Electronic Satellite Accelerator and Mechanical Brake

As with most of our electronic systems, the ‘Satellite’ accelerator has a mechanical brake for use with the right hand.

The Satellite part is a little plunger you press down to give a nice ‘progressive throttle’ response. It also helps prevent your arm from stiffening up because you can rest your hand on the brake lever, on the steering wheel or in your lap. A unique safety feature is the automatic ‘cutting’ of the accelerator when braking is applied.

Related adaptions: Steering ball, Pedal guards and flip up throttles, Infra red steering device

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Radial Electronic Hand Controls

Radial electronic hand controls operate in a similar way to push/pull hand controls, but instead of pulling backwards on the lever to accelerate, the lever is pushed downwards towards the floor of the vehicle. Because the accelerator operates electronically it is light and non-tiring. A unique safety feature is the automatic ‘cutting’ of the accelerator when braking is applied.

Radial electronic hand controls can be really helpful for people that have problems with gripping because the hand can be rested on the lever to operate the accelerator instead of pulling it towards the body. This can help alleviate the problem of aching shoulders during a long period of driving.

Related adaptions: Steering ball, Indicator Switch, Pedal guards and flip up throttles, Lightened power steering, Infra red steering device

Electronic Over Ring Accerlerator

Over Ring Accelerators

The over ring accelerator is a light electronic push down system that enables you to keep both hands on the steering wheel whilst driving. It eliminates the need for steering balls and indicator switches on the brake lever. It also allows you to change the position of your hands whilst still operating the throttle so there’s less chance of stiffening up after driving for a prolonged period.

The brake is a mechanical push system operated by the right hand. A safety feature is the automatic ‘cutting’ of the accelerator when braking is applied. The over ring accelerator blends in with the vehicle interior and does not get in the way of the air bag.

Related adaptions: Pedal guards and flip up throttles

Electronic Pull Accelerator Mechanical Brake

Electronic Pull Accelerator and Mechanical Brake

Mechanical push/pull hand controls are our most popular driving adaptation and have  an electronic option on the accelerator.

Push/pull hand controls are designed for people with lower limb disabilities. They allow you to operate the brake and accelerator pedals by pushing and pulling a lever with your hands so you don’t have to use your feet.  With the electronic option on the accelerator, pulling the lever towards your body becomes that bit easier. It’s an ideal adaptation for people with upper body disabilities or an upper body weakness.

At Ergomobility we are proud to fit only the latest, most discreet, high quality push pull hand controls. Discreet means that the rods are hidden behind the cowling and the clamps are placed high up on the pedal bodies. This is not only aesthetically pleasing,  it makes getting in and out of the vehicle easier, enables a person to drive using the standard pedals, stops people catching their knees on the metal rods and doesn’t get in the way of knee air bags (which many cars now have fitted as standard).

Related adaptions: Steering Ball, Indicator Switch, Pedal guards and flip up throttles, Infra red steering device

Other adaptations often fitted alongside these systems:

Steering ball: When using this system your right hand will almost always be on the handgrip, either accelerating or braking. The steering ball gives you full and safe control of the steering wheel when you’re using only one hand. More information.

Indicator switch. This fits on top of the handgrip. Imagine for a moment you’re negotiating a roundabout. Your right hand is accelerating on the lever, your left hand is on the steering ball but as you’re turning, it is on the right hand side of the wheel. The standard vehicle indicator stalk is difficult to operate safely. In these scenarios the toggle switch on the handgrip is incredibly useful. We can fit this to multiplex and non-multiplex vehicles. Read more.

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Pedal guards and flip up throttles. Some people can suffer from involuntary leg movements and spasms when driving. This can be dangerous with feet accidentally hitting the brake or accelerator or getting stuck behind one of the pedals. Pedal guards are available as single or double pedal size and have a quick release system to allow you to drive using the foot controls. Flip up throttles are easily flipped up or down for the same reason and can be used alongside a single pedal guard if the double proves to be too restrictive. More information.

Lightened power steering. Power steering can be easily lightened. We can simply ‘take the edge off’ of the steering as it comes from the manufacturer or can lighten it to the point where you can spin the wheel with one finger. We always assess each driver’s requirements. Read more.

Infra red steering device. As mentioned in our product pages, infra red steering devices enable safe and controlled steering when using only one hand. They also allow a driver to operate the vehicle’s secondary controls such as indicators, headlights, horn, etc. They come with 7, 10 and 13 functions. More Information.