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Looking after ones health: Training

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Wall-mounted arm cycle with extended wall bracketAdaptation of arm cycle
Wall-mounted exercise bike, adapted with extended wall bracket
User with punching bagAdjustable height punching bag
- can be used both by people in wheelchairs and people who stand
User does shoulder exercises with wrist weightsAdjustable wrist weights
- suitable for individual exercise programs
User at his arm cycleArm cycle on exercise stand
An exercise stand allows the user to operate the arm cycle either stationary or outdoors - a training tool for people with disabilities
Arm cycle with customized handlebarsArm cycle with customized handlebars
Arm cycle with customized handlebars suitable as home exercise machine for wheelchair users who have impaired hand function.
User with her armbike. Photo: Jonas ArnesonArmbike
- addition to manual wheelchair that allows quick and comfortable mobility outdoors
User picks ball up from groundBall techniques
Technique for getting a ball up from the floor onto the player’s lap - suitable for players of wheelchair rugby with poor hand function
The user training in the gym using exercise aids. Photo: www.activehands.co.ukExercise aids
Exercise Aids allowing indenpendent gymtraining för persone with impaired handfunction
Using hand cycle with the help of an exercise gloveExercise gloves
Exercise gloves make it possible to keep a steady grip on exercise equipment for persons with compromised or no dexterity
Guitar control for video gameGuitar Hero – video game controlled with guitar
Video game provides good hand training
User riding bike with her children.Handbike
Power-assisted handbike that can be clipped on a manual wheelchair - allows bicycling on equal terms
Stricker attached to a manual wheelchair (Photo from www.woodstar.se)Handbike Stricker
- convert wheelchair into a hand/arm bike
User cyclingHandcycle
- enables people with disabilities to ride a bike on equal terms
User with arm cycleModified exercise bike
A quiet exercise bike modified into an arm cycle – suitable for wheelchair users
Modified walkerModified walker
Walker with saddle seat makes it possible to take breaks during gait training – technique for people with poor balance and impaired gait
Outdoor pool with liftOutdoor pool with lift
– suitable for people with disabilities
User and her husband at pool liftPool lift for outdoor pool
Stationary custom-designed pool lift makes it possible for people with disabilities to get in and out of a pool
User riding recumbent bicycle. The wheelchair is attached to the tow hook.Recumbent bicycle with electric wheel and tow hook for wheelchair
Facilitates bike riding for individuals with impaired strength or disability
User in his rugby wheelchair.Rugby chair
Wheelchair for wheelchair rugby
User washes a chandelier while standing in the standing wheelchairStanding wheelchair
Standing wheelchair facilitates housework – suitable for wheelchair users
User standing in standing wheelchairStanding wheelchair
People who use a wheelchair can increase their independence at home by using a standing wheelchair and they can also stretch their leg joints.
User with strapStrap instead of wheelchair belt
Custom-made strap helps the user to keep his balance during strength training and moving outdoors – suitable for wheelchair users who have impaired balance
Leather glove taped with sports tape (palm)Taped glove for rugby
Rugby gloves modified with sports tape
User engages in strength training with the rubber band installed at shoulder heightTraining with rubber bands in living room
Rubber band in living room – simple exercise equipment that is always accessible
User on his arm cycleUse of arm cycle outdoors
Arm cycle that allows cycling for training purposes for people with disabilities
User shows a bottle with crocheted coverWater bottle with crocheted cover
....makes the bottle easy to grip and easy to bring along - suitable for people with impaired hand function
User with rugby gloveWheelchair gloves for wheelchair rugby
Modified glove for wheelchair rugby
User throws the ballWheelchair Rugby
- team sport for people with tetraplegia