Child’s car adaptation
Alastair inherited his brother’s electric car, but due to cerebral palsy could not exert the continued pressure required to operate the foot controls for continuous running. He has good use of his left hand and limited use of his right.
Aluminium touch plates were fitted to the steering wheel; holding them causes continuous motion. Forward & reverse are selected by a hand-operated toggle switch. To encourage use of the right hand, a push button siren/LED unit was fitted to the right hand side of the steering wheel. For safety, a helper can enable/disable the car using a cable-connected hand switch.
Alastair is now happily driving around, but his parents say they get tired of the siren after the second hour or so!