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Why A Better Off-Road Handcycle Model Is Necessary in Rough Conditions
This video is an example of why I want to share my handcycle design with those in need. Please watch to the very end to see how satisfied they are with other designs.
Video provided by Donna Cohn,
THE DEVELOPING COUNTRY HANDCYCLE
Here is what it is not:
- It is not me making a cheaper version of the bike to send to developing countries.
Here is what it is:
- It was made to use as a tool to help other people make their own.
What I want:
I would love to get video footage of the bike being made and used. I think this footage would be a useful tool to help spread the word.
would be great to see more people making and using my design where it
is truly needed, i.e. places with unpaved roads where a regular
wheelchair would struggle. There is also the potential for more
disabled folks to become more mobile even those with very few
resources. There are thousands of handcycles in the world. Some say
there are just as many wheelchairs as handcycles. This is because
wheelchairs aren't very useful on rough terrain. Click on these links
to see the handcycles being built of the following design.
Why are we doing this?
The original name for the first prototype of my handcycle was "The Afghanistan model" because in 1989, when the Soviet Union withdrew from Afghanistan, I heard on the news that there were multiple thousands of new double amputees who "need a wheelchair". When I heard that, I thought, " With the rough terrain there, a wheelchair won't be much use, they need an off-road handcycle."
So far, all we have are videos to open source the steering geometry and some of the details.
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