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Modified Bike

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---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted bike modification for a child with spastic diplegia. The boy’s condition mainly affects his lower limbs but he is still able to walk short distances using a walker and his motor skills and strength in his left hand are also affected. The bike did not require extensive modification as the child has reasonable upper body strength. The bike modifications include a wider seat and outrigger wheels, plus a high-riser bar with padded back support plate and a pelvic strap. Additionally, the bike includes toe clips to keep the child’s feet securely on the pedals, and the hand brake is located on the right side to suit the use of the stronger right hand. TITLE: Happy riding. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 31, Number 1, Summer 2011: p. 15. PAGES: 2 with cover.

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Modified Bike

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Technical Aid To The Disabled (Tad)
Technical Aid To The Disabled (Tad) Organization Type: 
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TADNSW 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.
Address: 
Locked Bag 2008
2145 Wentworthville Australia
Email address: tad@tadnsw.org.au
Fax: -11742
AU
Phone (U.S. and Canada): 
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Web Address: 
http://www.tadnsw.org.au
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