Knee-operated wheelchair joystick control

Project  / Project number: 945  /  Status:


The challenge

Wheelchair Joystick ControlThe client cannot walk and is progressively losing the use of his hands. He has an electric wheelchair and was having difficulty using the joystick control.

It was found that the client can move his legs from side to side and forwards and backwards. He also has sufficient movement to control a joystick. A leg brace was made, suitably padded, with a link to the joystick and this proved sufficient for the client to control his wheelchair.

The client has now regained mobility in his wheelchair.