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Alternative Drive Controls

If special really means special. Apart from a Joystick or head array type input device there are specialities that go away from those technologies using state of the art sensor types to adapt better to some clients needs.

The TouchDrive offers a unique driving interface for clients with specific diagnoses that need another way to be independent.

TouchDrive 2

TouchDrive 2

Touchscreen proportional controller

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, it's advisable to recharge the batteries every night - regardless of their use during the day. It's especially important to fully-charge your power wheelchair before first-use. If you don't recharge the batteries regularly, it will reduce their ability to hold power.

Our Built-4-Me customisations team can help to provide customisations that go above and beyond the standard options that are generally available to order. They'll make every effort to provide you with a safe, reliable solution that matches your needs.

Your user instruction manual will provide information on how to adjust the driving profile. However, any reprogramming of the control unit must be carried out by an authorised Sunrise Medical dealership. Improper programming of the control unit can jeopardise safety whilst driving.

The charge indicator that's built into the charger should notify you. However you should always consult your user manual for the exact instructions for your power wheelchair model.

Battery life depends on many factors such as user weight, temperature, use of electronic options, terrain and battery charge status. Battery life that's indicated in your user manual and other documentation is a theoretical maximum values (as according to ISO 7176 standards) and will always be affected by the situation the power wheelchair is used in.

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Proportional controls allow you to move in any direction, as the movement of the chair is literally proportional to the movement of the input device. Both the TouchDrive2 and DriveStation are proportional controls.