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Arm cycle with customized handlebars
Arm cycle with customized handlebars

Customized handlebar (close-up)
Customized handlebar (close-up)

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Arm cycle with customized handlebars

Arm cycle with customized handlebars suitable as home exercise machine for wheelchair users who have impaired hand function.

Description
Wall-mounted arm cycle. The handlebars were modified to help the user to hold on: ordinary wheelchair gloves were sewn on to a tube that slides over the handlebar for an exact fit.

Authors comments
The user tried ordinary exercise gloves first but they did not stay in place nor did they give the same result.

Manufacturer
OT-Center

Idea
OT-Center and the user

Paid for by
Hjälpmedelcentralen (assistive device center)

Tip is dated from 2005

Categories for this tip
looking after ones health » training, Tips and tricks from people with High tetraplegia with partly function in arms/hands (C5-6, ASIA A, B).

2 comments:

  1. What did you use to make the tube- a pvc pipe?
    #1708# comment 2011-07-15
  2. The company OT-center makes artificial limbs and had a piece of carbon-fiber-tube in the right dimension. They normally use that kind of tube when making shank-prosthesis. I guess any plastic or aluminium tube will do.
    #1713# comment 2011-07-21

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