1984-02-01

Design Development of Arm-Powered Bicycles for the Disabled 840023

This paper describes the design development of two new bicycles for individuals with lower limb disability: an arm-powered bicycle and a tandem bicycle for disabled and able-bodied individuals to ride together. The tandem is a spinoff from the design of the single rider aria-powered bicycle. Both have been developed at the Palo Alto VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Center as part of a program to provide alternative recreational vehicles and equipment for people with disability. The functional features of each vehicle, and a descriptive discussion of the bicycle dynamics are presented.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 43% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: With TechSelect, you decide what SAE Technical Papers you need, when you need them, and how much you want to pay.
X