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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

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Invacare Corp

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Invacare Corporation (NYSE: IVC), headquartered in Elyria, Ohio, is the global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative home and long-term care medical products that promote recovery and active lifestyles. Invacare employs approximately 6,000 associates and markets its products in 80 countries around the world. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IVC.

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