What is a Vehicle Fitting?
A Vehicle Fitting is a 2 to 4 hour assessment of fitting the driver to a recommended vehicle based on the driver’s abilities
Who is appropriate for a Vehicle Fitting?
Anyone can be appropriate for a vehicle fitting. Usually clients who utilize powered transportation, such as a power wheelchair or electric scooter will need a vehicle fitting in order to determine their driving set-up, entrance and exit from the vehicle (e.g. type of ramp), special adaptations for primary and secondary controls of the vehicle and the like
Why does someone need a Vehicle Fitting?
Not all vehicles are compatible with all adaptive equipment. It is crucial that the client undergo a fitting in order to ensure an appropriate interface between the vehicle to be modified, adaptive equipment to be installed, and their mobility aid, such as their wheelchair or scooter
Some of the recommended vehicle adaptations could include lifts; ramps; custom seating; steering devices, such as spinner knobs and other specially-designed handles for the steering wheel; hand controls; foot pedal extensions; special mirrors; extenders and extensions for dash controls; and other adaptive tools
When does a Vehicle Fitting occur?
A Vehicle Fitting usually occurs after a Driver Evaluation and when the client is ready to move forward with securing a vehicle to drive
Where can I learn more about Vehicle Fittings?