Take a look at DM’s wicked-fast Silverado upgrade in this Dignified Motors YouTube video, showing a full deploy-stow time under 30 seconds:
And here’s how it looks with a driver on board:
Dignified Motors is working on a similar conversion for a quadriplegic veteran. They’ll raise the truck body and drop the floor to accommodate the additional height of the wheelchair and lift system. The truck will also be outfitted with drive-by-wire speed control, reduced effort power steering, and a tri-pin orthotic using a spinner knob bearing, giving the driver full control without requiring full grip strength or manual dexterity.
With EPIC’s embedded groov View HMI server, Dave is also able to offer his clients the option of mobile interaction with the lift system using their cell phone, which, he adds, is “a massive convenience for the mobility industry.”
When asked what else led him to choose groov EPIC, Dave is quick to mention that “Opto 22 has a history going all the way back to the SSR. That's the kind of equipment and technology that you want to partner with when you are looking at potentially life-critical systems.”
Opto 22 encourages you to think about how you can put your engineering skills to work to improve the life of someone near you. And let us know how we can help.
About Dignified Motors
A big thanks to Dave and his team for the opportunity to share their story. Do you have a project for them?
Learn more about Dignified Motors at dignifiedmotors.com or contact Dave Aitchison: