The DriveSafety CDS 250W simulator was developed to assist therapist in measuring and treating ambulatory and wheelchair patients with driving-related issues. It features a removable seat base and motorized lift to accommodate any size wheelchair. It comes with a full set of hand controls, a spinner knob, and an integrated left food accelerator pedal. Driving rehabilitation specialists use the CDS 250W and its extensive library of SimClinic therapeutic and assessment driving scenarios to enhance their clinical and on-the-road methods. Unmatched in the industry for its fidelity, face validity, and clinician-oriented features, the CDS 250W incorporates many of the capabilities of DriveSafety’s full-scale reasearch simulators but is tailored specially for clinical use.
The CDS 250W simulator’s seat base can be removed, allowing drivers to remain seated in their wheelchair and slide into a partial cab based on a Ford Focus sead, where they are immersed in an authentic automotive control 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 and the operator interface is easy for clinicians to use from a dedicated touchscreen tablet that ships with the system.
The system can ship with adaptive equipment including a spinner knob, a left-foot accelerator and hand controls so patients can practice the physical coordination necessary to drive without using their feet, Larger, more immersive display system as well as motion cueing are also available with the CDS 250W, if desired
The team at the Driver Rehabilitation Center can provide patients suffering from memory loss, dementia, amputation or spinal cord injuries a realistic experience in a simulator so they can get used to the idea of driving again. Because our DriveSafety simulator is built using a real car cab structure, it's much more lifelike for patients. That coupled with the triple viewing screens and the rear view mirrors enables patients to gain more confidence when it comes time for the real thing.
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 250W is called SimClinic<sup>tm</sup>, Delivering dozens of driving scenarios and interactive exercises for clients. The SimClinic<sup>tm</sup> 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