Electronic Mobility Controls26 Gabriel Drive
Augusta, Maine 04330
Products manufactured by Electronic Mobility Controls (listed alphabetically)
AEVIT L SERIES GAS AND BRAKE CONTROL
The AEVIT L Series Gas and Brake Control is a driving control system designed for use by individuals with lower extremity disabilities. This stand-alone accelerator and brake control system utilizes a lever input device with an adjustable maximum required input force ranging from 2.4 to 5.0 pounds. The input device can be positioned for either left hand or right hand operation, and the Gas/Brake input direction is user-selectable.
AEVIT W-SERIES STEERING SYSTEM
The AEVIT W-Series Steering System is a small steering wheel designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. It utilizes a miniature wheel input device. The total number of rotations from full left steer to full right steer is 6-3/4 turns, which is approximately twice the rotations of the OEM steering wheel. The force input required to turn the wheel is 0.2 pounds as measured at a position of 3 3/8 inches from center. DIMENSIONS: Wheel input device is 6 inches in diameter.
AEVIT XJ-SERIES STEERING SYSTEM
The AEVIT XJ-Series Steering System is a sensitized steering control system designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This stand-alone steering control device utilizes a single axis joystick input device. The joystick is constrained to move only in the X-axis, that is, from side to side. The mechanism requires a maximum input force of only 0.2 pounds, and is internally spring-loaded to return to the center, or null, position. This input device can be positioned for either left- or right-hand operation.
AEVIT YJ SERIES GAS AND BRAKE CONTROL
The AEVIT YJ Series Gas and Brake Control is a driving control system designed for use by individuals with lower extremity disabilities. This stand-alone accelerator and brake control utilizes a single axis joystick input device that requires a maximum input force of 0.2 pounds. The joystick input device is constrained to move only in the Y-axis and is internally spring-loaded to return to the center, or null, position. The input device can be positioned for either left hand or right hand operation, and the Gas/Brake input direction is user-selectable.
DIGIDRIVE II DIGITAL DRIVING SYSTEM.
The Digidrive II is a digital driving control system designed for use by individuals with lower extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This system features a computerized single-handed control two axis joystick for control of steering, braking, and acceleration. Moving the joystick left provides left steering; moving it top the right provides right steering. The front-to-back axis controls acceleration and braking. The choice of push or pull for braking is selectable All controls such as heat, wipers, lights, etc. are installed on a pad placed directly in front of the joystick. A status module provides feedback about the operating mode and displays the function of the sensor systems. The status module also has an emergency backup button which permits manual engagement of the backup systems. All circuits are redundant within the computer module (backup systems are included). The system can sense operational irregularities in the operating perameters and automatically switch to the backup systems or they can be manually engaged by the driver. Built-in diagnostic ports enable the installer to upgrade software and print diagnostic reports. Also standard are driver training ports. These ports enable a trainer/evaluator to plug in an EMC Evaluator Panel into the control module during driver training and evaluation.
DIGIPAD-II ECONO SERIES TOUCHPAD
The Digipad-II Econo Series Touchpad is a driving control system designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. It can be configured for almost any make or model of vehicle. The touchpad can be used to access 15 commonly used vehicle functions: ignition; start; intermittent, low and high wipers; wiper wash; park lights; headlights; low, medium, and high front fan speeds; cruise on; cruise set; park brake; and one additional auxiliary function. Access to these 15 functions is provided through eight multi-function buttons. Buttons are spaced widely, raised, and color-coded, with universal icons and lighted LEDs. The touchpad requires a theft-deterrent code to start the vehicle. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 6 x 1 x 4.5 inches.
DIGIPAD-II GOLD SERIES CONSOLE
The Digipad-II Gold Series Console is a driving control system designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. It allows operation of secondary control functions through one touchpad, consisting of an LCD (liquid crystal display) screen surrounded by multi-function keys, which interfaces with the vehicle through a central processsing unit (CPU). The LCD screen displays active functions and the main vehicle battery voltage. An array of lighted indicators verify proper relay operation and aid in troubleshooting problems. A theft-deterrent security code is required to start the vehicle. This console system is compatible with Smart Shift, Digitone, and Digivoice (see separate entries), and is available for the Ford E-Series and Windstar vehicles, a variety of General Motors vans, and the multiplexing technology of Chrysler minivans.
DIGITONE AUDIBLE SWITCHING DEVICE
The Digitone Audible Switching Device is a driving control system designed for use by individuals with physical disabilities. This device enables the driver to activate up to eight vehicle functions using one switch. Functions that can be activated include turn signals, horn, dimmer, wiper speeds, wiper wash, cruise on, and cruise set. When the switch connected to this device is depressed, the device begins emitting a series of eight different tones of a musical octave, each of which is assigned a vehicle function. The driver depresses the switch and holds it until the desired note is reached, and then releases it to activate the vehicle function assigned to that note. The dealer can adjust the scan rate and volume as well as which vehicle functions are activated by the individual notes. This control device is available as a stand-alone product or built into the manufacturer's Gold Series Console System (see separate entry). OPTIONS: Compatible switches available for use with this control device include the Power Headrest (see separate entry), an elbow operated switch, a circular dome switch (1.75-, 2.5-, or 5-inch diameter), or Tri-pin activation from an AEVIT L-Series input device.
Digivoice is a driving control system designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This system allows voice operation of up to 16 vehicle controls such as shifter functions, turn signals, horn, headlight dimmer, and wipers. The driver touches a single telco-style ACT switch (not included) to activate the system. When the switch is depressed, the system says "READY" and the driver speaks the name of the desired function into the supplied microphone. The function is then activated within 1.5 seconds. The system requires a short period of training to learn to recognize the driver's voice. It can operate within the loud environment of a motor vehicle while minimizing false activation. A "shift verification" feature prevents unintentional shifting into Park or Reverse, and an automatic "radio defeat" function mutes stereo sound during system activation to allow safe and reliable communications between the driver and the system. This product can operate in conjunction with other driving control systems from the same manufacturer, including Digipad-II Gold Series, Smart Shift, and the Econo Series console and/or two-function control modules (see separate entries).
The Power Headrest is a powered headrest and driving control system designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or spinal cord injury. This headrest features motorized activation to swing it into position for driving and to the storage position for unencumbered exit and entry into driving position. Its driving control function enables drivers with disabilities that limit hand/finger usage while driving to access turn signals, horn, dimmer, wiper, or cruise functions without removing their hands from the gas, brake, or steering controls while the vehicle is in motion. The headrest is available with one or six control buttons or in a no-button version without driving controls. The single-button headrest utilizes one switch for access through head movement. It can be used in conjunction with Digitone or Digivoice driving controls (see separate entries), and can operate up to eight functions when used in conjunction with Digitone. The single switch is mounted to the side to enable drivers to use the headrest to steady themselves while driving without contacting the switch inadvertently. The six-button headrest has six individual switches for access to up to six functions. The six switches are mounted across the headrest and therefore do not allow the drivers to use the headrest to steady themselves while driving without contacting switches inadvertently.
Smart Shift is a driving control system designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This stand-alone electronic gear selector includes a touchpad control and actuator that offer touch-button access to park, reverse, neutral, and drive. A Drive 2 option can be configured for low gear in most applications. Each raised tactile button on the touchpad features center illumination and a universal icon; the buttons are widely spaced to prevent inadvertent function activation. This shift control system can be installed into any vehicle equipped with an automatic transmission. When a button is depressed on the touchpad, the actuator moves the transmission to the selected gear, then stops automatically and illuminates the LED (light emitting diode) indicator. As a safety feature, the brake must be applied in order for the actuator to move to the desired gear. The actuator mounts near the transmission in a weatherproof enclosure. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): Touchpad is 3 x 1 x 5.5 inches.