Wheelchair Handcycles, Powered
Definition : Third-wheel devices that are equipped with a battery-powered motor and controlled by the patient's hands and that are designed for attachment to a wheelchair. These devices usually consist of a front wheel with handles, handbrakes, kick stands for keeping the third wheel upright in a parking position, an adapter for connecting to a wheelchair, a motor powered with a battery, a LED lamp, a speed control, and they usually have hand pedals to propel or maneuver the wheelchair whenever needed. They make a three-wheel cycle by being attached to a wheelchair. These devices assist people in riding on slopes or when higher speeds are needed. Powered 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 : "Powered Wheelchair Hand-Bikes" , "Power-Assisted Wheelchair Handcycles" , "Wheelchair Handbikes, Powered"
UMDC code : 24193