WheelSim Home: virtual e-wheelchair simulator

Icon: WheelSim Home, virtual e-wheelchair simulator

WheelSim Home is a virtual e-wheelchair simulator that enables people with disabilities of all ages to learn and train e-wheelchair control in a realistic simulation.

For this purpose, WheelSim Home offers extensive training possibilities in different situations:

  • Driving in the protected area of a training park with inclines and ramps
  • Driving in an apartment including the use of a lift
  • Driving on the street taking into account other road users such as pedestrians and vehicle drivers.
Screenshot: WheelSim Home, e-wheelchair simulator, driving in park
Screenshot: WheelSim Home, e-wheelchair simulator, driving in apartement
Screenshot: WheelSim Home, e-wheelchair simulator, driving in apartement using lift
Screenshot: WheelSim Home, e-wheelchair simulator, driving on a pedestrian way
Screenshot: WheelSim Home, e-wheelchair simulator, interaction with pedestrian
Screenshot: WheelSim Home, e-wheelchair simulator, cross the street via pedestrian crossing

In addition to basic skills in using the e-wheelchair, special emphasis is placed on teaching and reinforcing traffic-related rules of conduct in order to prepare for driving in road traffic. The traffic education content includes crossing a street with and without a crosswalk and can be practiced in the form of assignments in the virtual world. In addition, they are also presented in the form of short learning videos.

Playful elements such as time trials on four different routes, assignments and badges are aimed at younger e-wheelchair users and increase long-term motivation.


WheelSim Video


Settings and control

Screenshot: settings menu WheelSim Home

WheelSim Home is characterized by a simple menu navigation and offers important setting options to be adapted to the user. Thus, the maximum e-wheelchair speed can be set and also the key assignment can be adjusted. The keyboard, suitable gaming controllers such as the Optima joystick from Pretorian Technologies or alternative mouse devices such as joystick mice can be used for control.

In addition, WheelSim Home can be used as a VR simulation using suitable VR glasses from the company Oculus (Rift, Rift S, Quest 1 & 2 + Oculus Link cable). Virtual Reality allows a more realistic experience and a better interaction with the virtual world (immersion).

WheelSim Pro soon available

WheelSim Home is aimed at home users. For institutions, therapists and rehab technicians a Pro version with additional features will be available.