Bicycle Design for People with Disabilities | Future Technology

October 19th, 2008 | by dnw |

Great to see some good asthetic thought as well as pure functionality put into accessible design in this bicycle.

From the Tuvie site:

Bicycle designer Gavin Smith has come up with a new bicycle design that will help people with disabilities to ride the bicycle independently. Sometimes disabilities like cerebral palsy can affect the basic motor functions such as balancing which results in their inability to ride a regular bicycle. The bicycle is designed such that the supports automatically allow them to balance and operate the same effortlessly. The design also instills confidence so that they can ride the bike without any assistance.

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  1. 7 Responses to “Bicycle Design for People with Disabilities | Future Technology”

  2. By William Moon on Apr 8, 2009 | Reply

    pretty cool, so can people that arn’t handicap ride it too?

  3. By dnw on Apr 8, 2009 | Reply

    I don’t see why not, Will.

  4. By Hannah on Nov 4, 2009 | Reply

    im writing an essay on new designs to help the disabled i wonder,do you no of any other designs like this one ????

  5. By Clara Sousa on Apr 28, 2010 | Reply

    Hello,

    i live in Portugal and my mum has an handicap.
    I saw your bycicle and i would like to know if i can achive one in Portugal.
    Do you have a store in Portugal? Where can i see the byclicle?

    Thank’s in advance.

    Clara Sousa

  6. By dnw on Apr 28, 2010 | Reply

    Hi Clara

    I was just reporting on the design of the bicycle, I do not sell them.

    Maybe you could as at this link where I originally saw it.

    http://www.tuvie.com/bicycle-design-for-people-with-disabilities/#more-779

    Hope you find success.

    David

  7. By Troy on May 14, 2010 | Reply

    this bike is not better it sucked but if they would could made a bmx with bars

  8. By Dave Cherling on Sep 25, 2010 | Reply

    It looks expensive to build. What’s wrong with a traditional trike?

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