There are also several different types of steering devices. Steering devices are apparatuses attached to the vehicle steering wheel to permit safe operation and aid in turning the steering wheel for drivers who must steer with one hand. It allows them to remain in contact with the steering wheel at all times. They come in a variety of configurations:
- Knob: A steering wheel device with a knob type grip.
- Tri-Pin: A steering wheel device with three upright pins to stabilize the hand and wrist of the driver.
- U or V Grip: A steering wheel device with two vertical pins to stabilize the hand of a driver.
- Cuff: A steering wheel device with a curved oval shape that fits around the hand of a driver.
- Amputee: A steering wheel device that integrates with a driver’s prosthesis.
- Custom: A steering device designed for a specific application or driver.
- Palm: A steering device that wraps over the top of the hand.
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PLEASE NOTE: Prior to installing any adaptive driving equipment, R&J Mobility requires documentation that the equipment is appropriate for the client. The documentation shall reflect the client’s current functional and medical status. The documentation shall include one of the following:
- assessment report from a qualified driver rehabilitation specialist that includes specifications for equipment, modifications, and training;
- properly restricted current driver license;
- experience in operating the equipment to be installed (current customers only).
There are several Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialists available in Oregon:
Jim Ilg, OT, CDRS
O.T. Services: Driving Solutions
Laura Fischrup, OTR/L, CDRS
Alpine Rehab. & Wellness
Jeff Lango , OTR/L, CDRS
If you are in another area of Oregon, you can find other Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialists here:
R & J Mobility sincerely apologizes if these requirements may cost the prospective customer additional funds, but to insure the safety of the driver and proper installation, we must follow industry standards.
The following video walks you through each step of the process of using a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist: