SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwired - May 21, 2013) - DriveSafety, Inc., a leading provider of advanced driving simulators, today announced the availability of its new high-end CDS-250W Clinical Driving Simulator. The DriveSafety CDS-250W helps therapists in clinical environments assess and rehabilitate both ambulatory as well as wheelchair patients with driving-related issues.
"Clinicians can now use a tool that they can quickly and easily adapt to fit the needs of virtually any patient," said DriveSafety CEO and Founder Doug Evans. "The CDS-250W has been developed with input from clinicians and driving rehabilitation specialists over the past 12 months and represents a breakthrough in functional assessment and rehabilitation."
For ambulatory patients or patients who transfer from their wheelchair to their car, the CDS-250W can be used with the car seat module docked with the driver control console. For patients who don't transfer from their wheelchairs, the CDS-250W car seat module can be easily detached from the driver control console to allow full use of the system from a patient's wheelchair. The height of the driver control console can then be adjusted electronically to accommodate patients and wheelchairs of varying sizes. The simulator also comes with a full set of interchangeable hand controls, a spinner knob, left foot accelerator pedal and pedal guards.
"A DriveSafety simulator is worth the investment and a great addition to our program," said Susan Pierce, owner of Adaptive Mobility Services in Florida. "It assists us with evaluation, new driver training, reaction time testing, and decreases our in-car time. This newest simulator from DriveSafety opens the door to an even wider range of patients with function losses."
The CDS-250W provides a total rendered horizontal field of view of 110 degrees through the use of three 19" (diagonal) LCD screens each with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Unmatched in the industry for its fidelity, face validity, and clinician-oriented features, the CDS-250W includes: a partial car cab based on a Ford Focus sedan, adjustable car seat with twice the normal range, dash and center console, steering wheel with dynamic electric torque feedback, standard automotive driver controls including accelerator and brake pedals, gear select, ignition, turn signals and headlight controls, wireless tablet-based operator interface, and SimClinic™ software scenario libraries.
DriveSafety designs and manufactures advanced clinical driving simulators, providing therapists with powerful and engaging tools to assess and rehabilitate patients' functional abilities. DriveSafety works in partnership with the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) in the development and testing of clinical applications. Veteran and active military medical centers, private hospitals and clinics use DriveSafety products to enhance the cognitive, visual and physical rehabilitation of patients with a broad range of diagnoses. The company's simulation-based tools improve patient outcomes not only in the specialized area of driving rehabilitation, but also in general therapeutic care of patients who have suffered functional losses that impact their independence and mobility. DriveSafety also provides world-class driving simulators for automotive and traffic safety research. Visit www.drivesafety.com.
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