A 9 year old boy with cerebral palsy uses a recumbent trike to strengthen leg muscles, but he is not strong enough to pedal up hills. The project provides electrical assistance by modifying the trike to add a motor, battery, pedal sensor and control module. This was complicated by the larger wheel required for the motor necessitating relocating the rear brake, fitting a new brake lever with cut out switch and emergency kill switch for the electrics.
A very active 8 year old girl with CP finds riding a tricycle difficult due to her left ankle extending and her foot hitting the ground. An ankle brace has been designed and is now in regular use to prevent foot drop. The brace has also provided an added, unexpected benefit to aid walking
A bicycle was adapted to make it safe for a 9 year old boy with Downs Syndrome. The boy had little sense of danger. Standard cycle stabilizers were fitted. A spring-centered handle, with a hand grip, was attached […]
The client had a Stroke, affecting right side of the body. He had bought a static exercise bike, but was unable to use it as his right affected foot turns inwards due to stroke, touching the panel of the bike while he was trying to use it. The client’s daughter found an adaptive pedal online, […]
An 8 year old girl with muscle weakness needed help to ride her bike. Modifications to her bike enabled Dad to help her by pushing & steering as required.
The client wishes to be able to take a folding bike in his car boot, but is finding it harder to fold it up and load into the car. A stand was made to hold the bike while it was being folded.
The trike is a homemade piece of mobility equipment made from two bikes with a platform inbetween and a loading ramp. This allows someone that is disabled to experience the joys of cycling whilst still being in the wheelchair for maximum comfort with their favourite person doing the pedalling. If you happen to stop along the way at say a garden centre, then you still have the wheelchair with you for regular activities !
Straps attached to the pedal of a PedalPower bike for users with limited mobility
The footplate of the pedal power Duet Wheelchair tandem bike had snapped in half, so required a new reinforcement to be useable again.
The West Midlands Panel was approached to see if there was a way to adapt a proprietary tricycle such that a teenage boy could use it in a safe and controlled way outdoors in a large local park. An add-on trailer was devised on which a parent could ride and control the speed at which their son could travel.
Modification of an electrically assisted bike so the pedals rotate independently.
Clients feet would not stay on the pedals despite using pedals with toe clips. A heel support frame was made and attached to the pedal in the same manner as the toe clips. Client who has MS can now pedal away with out feet slipping from the pedals.
A young child with a prosthetic hand struggled to hold the handlebars of his bicycle. This simple aid clamps onto the handlebars and allows the hand to grip.
The client is small for his age (inside leg 190mm). A standard balance bicycle had been obtained by his parents and wheel sizes reduced from 200mm to 125mm diameter. The saddle was still too high (300mm) and this needed to be reduced a further 110mm. Additional mods were made to shorten the fork pillar, lower […]
The client is 4 years old, with mild hemiplegic cerebral palsy. He has been using a standard balance bike, and is not yet ready for pedals, but as he is quite tall for his age has nearly outgrown his current bike. The parents cannot find a larger balance bike for him. There is a range […]
Pedals in natural positions Pedal rotated to show fixing method A 4 year old child with spina bifida has difficulty keeping her feet on the pedals of her bicycle. Commercial pedal clips are only available in adult sizes. Straps were added to the existing pedals. The metal parts provide counterweights to ensure the pedals naturally […]