The DriveSafetytm CDS 250 simulator was developed to help therapists address critical driving related issues with their clients. Driving rehabilitation specialists use the CDS 250 and its extensive SimClinictm library of therapeutic and assessment driving scenarios to enhance their clinical and on-the-road methods. Unmatched in the industry for its client activities and clinician-oriented features, the CDS 250 incorporates many of the capabilities of the full-scale DriveSafety reseach simulators tailored specially for clinical use. The CDS 250 features outstanding fidelity and face validity and has undergone usability studies with both clients and practitioners.
With the CDS 250, drivers sit in a partial cab based on a Ford Focus sedan and are immersed in an authentic automotive environment with simulated driving scenarios and ambient traffic. The system comes with a transfer frame to help patients practice getting in and out of a vehicle. The operator interace is easy for clinicians to use from a dedicated touchscreen tablet that ships with the system.
The CDS 250 can ship with optional adaptive equipment, including hand controls, a spinner knob and a left-foot accelerator. Larger, more immersive display system as well as motion cueing are also available with the CDS 250, if desired.
Learning to use adaptive driving equipment because of a limb loss can be a daunting task for many rehabilitation patients. Working with OTs in our clinical simulator can really help patients curb their own anxiety because it gives them a platform where they aren't afraid to fail.
Dimensions: 7’L x 4’W
Weight: 750 lbs
Power requirements: one dedicated 20 amp/110 volt circuit
The powerful software that runs the CDS 250 is called SimClinictm, Delivering dozens of driving scenarios and interactive exercises for clients. The SimClinictm library is comprised of clinical-inspired activities organized into the following four progressive phases.
PHASE I: Pre-Driving Clinical Exercises, Basic Functional Abilities
PHASE II: More Functional Abilities in the Context of Simple Driving
PHASE III: Progressive Basic Driving Skills
PHASE IV: Advanced Driving Skills and Naturalistic Scenarios