DS 250W


The SimClinic DS 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 DS 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 DS 250W incorporates many of the capabilities of DriveSafety’s full-scale reasearch simulators but is tailored specially for clinical use.


A Complete Simulated Driving Experience

The DS 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.


Additional Features

The DS 250W 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 DS 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 SimClinic 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.

 Joseph Neczek, RTK andCDRS, Driver
Rehabilitation Center, Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital in Chicago

What's Included

  • Separable seat and center console module for wheelchair accessibility
  • Partial cab based on a Ford Focus sedan
  • Ambulatory, wheelchair transfer and full wheelchair patient access
  • Separable seat module for wheelchair accessibility
  • Motorized height adjustment accommodating any wheelchair height
  • Sharp, high-resolution (retina-limited) visual display and 110 degree field of view
  • Dash and center console
  • Tilt steering wheel with dynamic electric torque feedback
  • Live instrument cluster
  • Standard automotive driver controls including accelerator and brake pedals, steering, gear, ignition, turn signals and headlights
  • Fully functional automotive stereo with radio/CD and MP3 player input
  • High-quality sound system
  • Free-standing tower fan for driver confort
  • Runtime simulation software, system computers, printer and accessories
  • Wireless tablet-based interface for greater ease of use
  • SimClinic software scenario libraries Includes shipping, intallation, half day onsite training and 1 year of support


Dimensions: 7’L x 4’W
Weight: 750 lbs
Power requirements: one dedicated 20 amp/110 volt circuit

SimClinic Software

The powerful software that runs the DS 250W is called SimClinic®, Delivering dozens of driving scenarios and interactive exercises for clients. The SimClinic® library is comprised of clinical-inspired activities organized into the following four progressive phases.

Pre-Driving Clinical Exercises, Basic Functional Abilities

More Functional Abilities in the Context of Simple Driving

Progressive Basic Driving Skills

Advanced Driving Skills and Naturalistic Scenarios