Category: Cycling

Modified Bike

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---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To provide a custom adapted bike for a child with bilateral ulnar club hand. The child’s arms and hands are not completed developed. Her right arm is longer and can straighten more easily, and she has some ability to grip with her right hand, whereas her left arm is less able to straighten or grip. When younger the child could use a standard bike with one hand, but a heavier bike is too difficult to steer one-handed. FREEDOM WHEELS was able to construct a custom adapted the first bike design with uneven handles, as well as a standard modifications including a wider seat, outrigger wheels and toe clips. This allows the child to still mainly control the bike with her right hand while having the left handle bar close to her arm enables her to use her left arm for additional guide and stabilizer. Additionally, the outrigger wheels provided additional stability necessary for a larger bike. TITLE: FREEDOM WHEELS comes up trumps. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 30, Number 1, January 2010: p. 5. PAGES: 2 (including cover).

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Technical Aid To The Disabled (TAD)
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TAD is a charity organisation that has the authority to fundraise. TAD uses volunteers dedicated to the design, construction and provision of aids for people with disabilities. Members of TAD provide a resource pool comprising a range of design, engineering, rehabilitation, computer, therapy and other professional and technical skills. Aids custom-designed by TAD volunteers are described in the TAD Journal.
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Email address: tad@tadnsw.org.au
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http://www.tadnsw.org.au
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Therapeutic Aids