Stealth Alternative Controls
Alternative Drive Controls
Any control that is ordered or set up to be another option for driving other than a standard drive control with a power chair is considered an alternative drive control.
Drive controls in general are categorized in two different functionalities:
Non-Proportional (Switch) are drive controls that are activated by switches or sensors and drive without a progressive increment from an OFF to an ON state. Some non-proportional drive controls, like the Stealth i-Drive, behave as a semi-proportional control, allowing for a better learning curve and more confidence during the users driving experience. Semi-Proportional drives allow the change of sensor state, or driving function activation, in a more progressive and smooth increment.
Proportional drive controls are more commonly used in a joystick where the driving functions (Left, Right, Forward, and Reverse) are dependent upon the amount of pressure, or force, applied to the control. Individuals with very limited motor skills are able to maintain a level of independence. Joysticks are classified by their pounds/grams of force or newton’s units of pressure; the smaller the amount of pressure required the less force the individual has to exert to operate the mobility base or any other function that has been programmed in the power chair interface.
How to order an i-Drive?When ordering an i-Drive, because of it extensive configuration abilities, you have numerous options available which were previously not available in this industry.
Stealth Precision Mini Proportional JoystickThe Stealth Mini Proportional Joystick is one of the most precise, robust, and multiple axis proportional controllers available for use on a power wheelchair.
Stealth MushroomThe Mushroom Joystick offers a unique mechanical and tactile configuration which appears to amplify minimal force and ROM, and provides a valid option for good hand control.