This is a photo of a Heavy Duty Joystick

Product features

The Heavy Duty Joystick is a joystick module which can be connected directly to the wheelchair electronics to control the wheelchair functions. It is a large format, extremely durable, proportional joystick for all-round heavy duty use. It can be used as a hand or foot operated joystick. It has been developed for users with increased force (spasticity, dystonia...).

  • Fully proportional with increased throw and force (40 mm - ca. 650 gr)
  • Built in a compact-housing, with 2 3.5 mm jacks for switch input: (red) on/off power wheelchair - (yellow) mode of the power wheelchair
  • Fully adjustable to individual possibilities and needs with well-thought out electronics (mini USB connection)
  • Compatible with multiple types of wheelchair electronics
  • Has a LED light on the interface which will start to flash green in case of error or orange in case of active tilt


P002-73 Heavy Duty Joystick Omni

This joystick has an Omni cable with SUB D9 connector


P002-77 Heavy Duty Joystick R-net

This joystick has an R-net bus cable



Heavy Duty Joystick on chair
This is a photo of a Heavy Duty Joystick
This is a photo of the bottom of a heavy duty joystick with jacks visible

More information

Add more intelligence

There is a mini USB connection in the interface  to connect the Heavy Duty Joystick to the mo-vis configurator and add additional intelligence.

Interesting features are Road Compensation and Tilt Setting.

Download the Configurator here.


The mo-vis joysticks are available in two versions:

  • R-net version with R-net bus cable
  • Omni version with SUB D9 connector. This can be used to connect the mo-vis joystick directly to the Omni(2) Interface of Curtiss Wright. But you can also connect the Omni joystick with another interface for compatibility with DX, LiNX and Curtis.

Take a look at the overview to learn more about the compatibility of our joysticks.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I replace the standard tip with a custom tip?

    Yes, if required, the standard tip can be replaced by another (e.g. a T-tip) at own risk. To remove the default joystick tip, open the rubber cover below the joystick from the bottom towards the top and use an M12x1. wrench to unscrew the tip.

    Always make sure that the rubber cover is placed back correctly, to avoid dust or moisture to enter the device.

  • How and where can I mount the Heavy Duty Joystick?

    The Heavy Duty Joystick can be mounted at any location on the wheelchair that allows easy access to the user. The Heavy Duty Joystick package includes two M6*12 connection bolts. If you want it in a flat surface, we have an optional heavy duty mounting ring assembly available. But of course you can use any other mounting system.

    Go to Mounting Systems for more information about our mounting options.

  • What is the Road Compensation?

    Read Michelle Lange's Blog on the Road Compensation to learn more in our tutorial about the mo-vis joysticks.

  • What is the Tilt Setting?

    Through our mo-vis Configurator Software you can activate the Tilt Setting of the joystick. As soon as your joystick is tilted in an angle of more than 70°, movement of the joystick will not be seen as a driving input anymore. When the joystick is tilted in an angle of less than 60°, the joystick will become active again.

    It makes sense to enable Tilt Setting, when the joystick is mounted on a swing away arm or when it is integrated in a swivel system.

  • Are the joysticks compatible with R-net/DX/LiNX/Curtis Electronics?

    Yes, read this post on 'Universal' Joysticks to learn more.

  • How should I clean or disinfect the joystick?

    To guarantee a maximum lifetime of the device, the joystick should be cleaned on a regular basis. Gently remove dust and dirt with a damp cloth. Only use non-aggressive disinfectant cleaning agents. Do not immerse it in water or use excessive amounts of liquid. Also, do not apply additional lubricants to the moving parts.

    The ball or cup on top of the joystick can be removed without tools to clean them. You may shortly immerse the ball or cup in warm water with a gentle cleaning agent. Let the ball or cup dry before putting it back on.

    If the ball or cup is damaged, worn out or remains dirty, replace it. Contact your dealer or contact us by email ( to order spare parts.

  • There is a problem with my device, what should I do?

    In case of technical problems, contact your dealer. If the dealer is not available, or unknown, please contact us by email ( or by phone +32 9 335 28 60.

     Always state the device serial number when contacting your dealer or mo-vis. This ensures that you are provided with the correct information.

     mo-vis will ask the dealer to send us a fault log of the device and/or to send the device to us for inspection with an RMA (return merchandise authorization) form.

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