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Light-touch proportional control

The MicroGuide is a light-touch proportional power wheelchair drive control: the farther you push, the faster the chair will go. The device gives the user the ability to operate their wheelchair with 360° of control as well as the full range of the wheelchair's drive parameters (speed, acceleration, etc.).

Deflection-based technology offers physical joystick throw for users who prefer the feedback from movement. Metal construction offers a significant durability advantage. The MicroGuide is ideal for clients who require the sensitivity of a light-touch drive control as well as the feedback of joystick displacement.

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Switch-It MicroGuide
SpaceDisk Hand Tray

SpaceDisk Hand Tray

The SpaceDisk is designed for maximum positioning of the MicroGuide or MicroPilot. It allows for armrest or midline mounting as well as providing hand support for the user. The SpaceDisk also provides protection of the joysticks by encasing the body of the drive control while still allowing full access to driving.


The SpaceDisk pivots on a ball joint 360° for maximum adjustability of the joystick placement. This allows the client to rotate the stray for functional placement in relation to a wrist deviation. Fiber optic switches for mode can be mounted into the SpaceDisk, ideal for those with very limited hand movement.

BulletTray hand tray for MicroGuide mounting is also available.

Armrest and Midline Mount

Armrest and Midline Mount

The MicroGuide may also be used without the SpaceDisk or BulletTray hand trays, and placed at the armrest or midline position. Active Controls Mounting System for MicroGuide also available.
Chin/Mouth Control Mount

Chin/Mouth Control Mount

The BDN3 is a mounting platform for wheelchair controllers. The BDN3 goes around a user's neck and gives them the ability to use their chin, lips, or tongue to control their powered wheelchair. The mounting position is not dependent on the user's position in relation to the wheelchair as it is mounted to the user, but rather moves with the user. The system comes with a comfortable foam neck pad which makes the harness comfortable.


The BDN3 is available in two sizes: standard at 6" wide, and large at 8" wide. The BDN3 is simple to remove for ease of transfers. Therafin and Stealth Bibs also available.

Swing-Away Chin Boom

Swing-Away Chin Boom

The Swing-Away Chin Boom is a long L-shaped rod with a clamp to mount the MicroGuide or MicroPilot. The chin boom mounts to the back of the headrest. This setup provides the user with chin or mouth control without wearing a harness, and provides for easy transferring of the user.
  • Diameter Housing: 0.625" (15.87 mm)
  • Height Overall: 3.15" (80 mm)
  • Stem Diameter: 0.062" (1.57 mm)
Product Information
Model Number:MG
Alternative Control Type:Proportional/Analog
Activation Type:Displacement Joystick
Activating Force:~40g
Feedback:Displacement/Movement of Joystick Knob
Connector:DB9 Connector to Wheelchair Omni or Enhanced Display
  • Penny and Giles R-Net (Omni Display from wheelchair manufacturer is required)
  • Quantum Q-Logic electronics (Enhanced Display from wheelchair manufacturer is required)
  • Not compatible with Invacare electronics
Mode Switch Inputs:
  • Mechanical switches (i.e., Egg Switch, MicroLite, Piko) into Omni or Enhanced Display
  • Fiber optic systems (1FBOS, 2FBOS)
  • Flex switch proximity sensor (SJX2 required)
Mounting Options:
  • Armrest Mount
  • Midline Mount
  • BDN3 Chin Mount
  • Swing-Away Chin Boom Mount
  • BulletTray and SpaceDisk Hand Trays Active Controls Mount
  • Adaptive Mounting Available

As a part of our ongoing product improvement initiative, Sunrise Medical reserves the right to change specifications and design without notice. Further, not all features and options offered are compatible with all configurations of the wheelchair. Please consult the user instruction manual for more information.

Warranty coverage for this product may vary from one province to another depending on funding requirements. Please contact your dealer for more details.