Arm cycle with customized handlebars

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

Arm cycle with customized handlebars
Arm cycle with customized handlebars

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.

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

Made by
OT-Center

Paid for by
Hjälpmedelcentralen (assistive device center)

Whose idea
OT-Center and the user

This tip is from 2005

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

Tipsare: Anonym 1

The person lives together with his wife and an child in a house. He is working part time. He was injured in 1975 and has a high tetraplegia (C5). Through hand surgery his grip function improved in both hands. He has personal assistance 7 hours a day.