BerkelBike

BerkelBike BV
Project description

How can technical innovation enable individuals with physical impairments to regain their health, fitness and independence? Research shows that being wheelchair bound causes a rapid decline in overall health and shortens life expectancy. This is due to important muscles groups in the body being inactive, which causes the body to become weak. BerkelBike offers a solution for individuals who have difficulty moving parts of their bodies. 

The BerkelBike is a combination of a hand-bike and a tricycle. The tricycle can be driven by the strength of both your arms and legs. The handles and foot pedals are connected. If you move the handles, the foot pedals move as well. The BerkelBike allows people with disabilities as multiple sclerosis, amputations, Parkinsons and spinal cord injuries to ride a bike again. It helps them to stay fit. People with a complete spinal cord injury can even cycle again with their own paralyzed muscles, thanks to electrical stimulation. Our stimulator activates the paralyzed muscles by sending electrical impulses to the nerves in the legs and buttocks.   

Bio

It is the mission of BerkelBike B.V. to help anyone with an physical disability stay fit and healthy. They want to use technical innovation to enable individuals with physical impairments to regain their health, fitness and independence. The company will ensure that the BerkelBike is always a great solution for individuals who have difficulty moving parts of their bodies. Using great product design and the latest in FES research they will train the whole of an individual in order to keep them in the best shape and condition possible.

Research shows that being wheelchair bound causes a rapid decline in overall health and shortens life expectancy. This is due to important muscles groups in the body being inactive, which causes the body to become weak. It can be very difficult for people in this situation to regain their health and fitness, in a lot of cases it isn’t even possible to train in their own homes. BerkelBike BV would like to change this.