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Wheelchair Handcycles, Mechanical

Definition : Third-wheel devices that are controlled and pedaled by the hands designed for attachment to a wheelchair. These devices usually consist of a front wheel with a crank mechanism including hand pedals and handbrakes, kick stands for keeping the third wheel upright in a parking position, and an adapter for connecting to a wheelchair. These devices are hand powered. They make a three-wheel cycle by being attached to a wheelchair. Mechanical wheelchair handcycles are mainly used for facilitating locomotion by people who are usually restricted to a wheelchair. They can also be used for recreational purposes.

Entry Terms : "Wheelchair Handbikes, Mechanical" , "Wheelchair Hand-Bikes, Mechanical"

UMDC code : 24192

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