---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adaptation to protect various parts of an electronic wheelchair for a child with right hemiplegia, vision impairment, and developmental delay. There were a number of fittings on the chair that needed attention and had been damaged by the child. The first issue was the control panel for the joystick, which had a thin film cover over the membrane touch buttons that set the direction and mode. The buttons didn’t work unless they were
The Power Chair Joystick Cover, model V2200, is a powered wheelchair control cover designed for use by individuals with severe physical or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. Made of urethane covered water-resistant nylon with a transparent plastic panel over the joystick, this cover fits around the controller to protect it from dirt and moisture while still allowing use. DIMENSIONS (HxWxD): 14 x 5 x 4 inches.
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To protect powered wheelchair controls from rain. See-through plastic covers were sewn with a slit in the top for access to the joystick. The covers function like bottomless boxes and fit snugly over the controls and the joystick anchors them in place. The covers were bound with bias tape in a color of the child's choice and decorated with glitter. The covers can be put on and removed as needed. TITLE: Under Cover. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Vol 22 no 1, Autumn 2002:
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with mobility disabilities to use a scooter outdoors in inclement weather. Made of Lexan, the cover is shaped to fit over the scooter controls without getting in the way. Initially, the cover was attached with Velcro strips glued to the back of the handlebar mount and the cover itself. However, the Velcro did not hold the cover in place when the user reached under to insert the key. The Velcro was replaced with cable ties laced through small ho
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To protect powered wheelchair controls from rain. A sleve was fashioned from clear plastic that slides over the wheelchair joystick controller, protecting the buttons an gauges and most of the joystick. A fole in the sleeve provides access to the joystic to enable the chair to be operated. TITLE: Bathroom Assistance. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 26, Number 2, July 2006: p. 12-13. PAGES: 3 (including cover).