Piper’s Mobility division supplies, installs
and services most mobility equipment and assistive
devices. We supply a wide range of mobility products including various wheelchair types by several manufacturers. We
specialize in customizing our wheelchairs
for our clients to provide the best function and comfort available. Our wide selection of
wheelchairs include manual, powered, rigid,
folding, youth and sports. We understand
the importance of our clients to maintain maximum independence therefore allowing them to achieve the best
quality of life available to them. Through our mobility
division we are able to facilitate this need. We also perform adaptive motor vehicle
modifications. Adaptive vehicle
modifications enable an individual with a
disability to operate or to be transported in a
motor vehicle, which is generally not
available in a non-modified vehicle.
When is a Vehicle Modified?
Modifying a motor vehicle is done when an
individual who is physically challenged
wishes to increase, maintain and improve his
functional capacity to drive or to be a
passenger. Motor vehicles are customized
based on the individual needs of each client.
This includes adaptation and/or changes to
the structure, internal design, and the
vehicle’s existing equipment.
Modifications to the primary controls in a
motor vehicle may include: hand controls,
steering assist devices, steering column and
shaft extensions, low or zero effort steering, foot steering,
braking system modifications, left foot accelerator pedals, pedal
extensions, powered primary controls.
Modifications to the secondary controls, if
required, may also be done to the client’s
existing vehicle and could include:
secondary control panels and systems;
activation devices for transmission, turn signals, hazard warning
signals, windshield wiper/washer, ignition
and engine start, lights, seat adjustment,
power windows, heating, ventilation and air
conditioning (HVAC) controls, door locks,
parking brake, horn, cruise control,
mirrors, rear accessories; access devices,
automatic wheelchair lifts, semi-automatic
wheelchair lifts, exterior access device
controls, automatic door openers, ramps,
personal lifting devices, steps, assist
handles, mobility aid handling devices,
racks, and hoists.
In order to provide occupant protection, modifications
are done to seats as well as passenger restraints
and equipment tiedowns installed as required.
Structural modification is very important
to the whole process and may include the
following: flooring, lowered floors, minivan
structural conversions, fuel tanks, lowering floor
pans, raised roofs, and modified doors.