What is Wheelchair Assistant Joystick?

Category: Equipment

Most popular types: Permobil mini joystick


A wheelchair assistant joystick is an addition that can be made to electric wheelchairs to improve the users control and freedom. A small joystick is attached to the chair in a location that is convenient for the user to use their fine motor control.

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Severity Evaluations
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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Wheelchair Assistant Joystick

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Burden Evaluations
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1 patient evaluation for Wheelchair Assistant Joystick

Aug 9, 2012 (Started Apr 10, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for weakness in hands)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: As I become weaker and lose all semblance of manual dexterity, so I cannot control my wheelchair, particularly over distance. This is a loss that I feel keenly, perhaps because it is new. The additional control is positioned to the rear, on one of the handlebars. It enables me to get out albeit with assistance

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