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Wheelchair Handcycles

Definition : Third-wheel devices that are controlled and/or 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. They make a three-wheel cycle by their attachment to the front of a wheelchair. These devices can either be manually operated, or battery-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 : "Wheelchair Handbikes" , "Wheelchair Hand-Bikes"

UMDC code : 25724

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