The iWalk-FREE is an off-loading leg brace that transfers weight from the foot to below the knee during walking and standing. It can be considered a knee stilt as the device post that makes contact with the ground is extended underneath the knee. The iWalk-Free can be used as an alternative to crutches or complimentary to crutches.
What a neat trike! The VeloPlus by Dutch company Van Raam allows for up to two riders, one that powers the bike and another that is sitting in a wheelchair toward the front of the trike.
In order to load the wheelchair and user, the bay platform pivots downward to create a ram. Then the wheelchair is pushed back onto the bay and it pivots back perpendicular to the ground. There is a strap (think safety belt) that is then brought up and over the wheelchair and rider. You can watch it in action here:
The trike has an option to come with an electric battery and is equipped with 8 speeds. The list price is 4095 euros or roughly $5500.
Check out this video of almost a whole family riding on trike!:
Here is a growing list of locations around the world where you can rent or borrow a beach wheelchair. If you have any additions, please add them in the comments below and we’ll make sure to update the list.
A semi-recumbent bike is a good option if:
- You’re comfortable balancing on a bike but would like the added stability of being a bit closer to the ground
- Want the added support or having a back rest
- Want the added support of having a wider seat
- Want to relieve the pressure on your arms and hands accompanied with the traditional positioning of coming over the handlebars of a traditional bike
- Don’t want to or are unable to get in and out of a lower fully recumbent bicycle
Here is a list of places around the United States where you can rent or borrow a handcycle.
If you have lower body immobility from paralysis or other conditions, it can be a challenge to transfer into a handcycle.
An off-loading leg brace is a device that transfers the load of the leg when standing or walking to the thigh. In doing so there is little to no typical weight-bearing strain placed on the foot, the ankle, the calve nor the knee.