Touch Bionics Driving Position Statement

  • The i-limb® device has the functional capability to assist a client with driving a motor vehicle however due to factors including the differences in world-wide regulations and the variations in the level of ability between clients Touch Bionics is unable to provide definitive advice in respect of a client with an i-limb® device driving a motor vehicle.
  • Touch Bionics is aware that clients have used the i-limb® to drive a motor vehicle and our recommendations prior to a client doing so would include the following:
    • contacting the driving authority in your home location to obtain and understand the local regulations;
    • working with the appropriate authorities to have your car modified to meet the local regulations for your respective disabilities as required;
    • re-taking any mandatory driving test using your i-limb® device to demonstrate your ability to operate a motor vehicle safely if required by local regulations;
    • contacting your insurance provider and advise them that you will be using the i-limb® device to drive a motor vehicle;
    • ensuring that the device has a fully charged battery. Please note that the i-limb® device will emit a low battery signal which will alert you if the battery requires to be charged;
    • switching off the i-limb® device. This is due to the possibility of involuntary muscle signals being generated; and
    • moving the thumb into the lateral position to allow the i-limb® to be removed from the steering wheel without opening the hand.
  • It is entirely the client's responsibility to seek confirmation that they are physically and legally able to drive using the device and to the fullest extent permitted by law Touch Bionics shall under no circumstances whatsoever be liable to the client or any other party as a result of or in connection with a client with an i-limb® device driving a motor vehicle.