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Patient develops solution to ride his bike

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2017-05-05 10:53

About the solution

Bernard had to cope with the problem of controlling speed and brakes on the right side of the bike, since he can’t move his right hand, arm and shoulder.

The solution he came up with consists of inverting the left and right handles, as well as the rear derailleur control. The rear brake control (which is most often used) is also turned left.

This adaptation does not entail any cost and does not require any specific equipment.

Adapted from: http://bit.ly/2pGYebi

This solution shall not include mention to the use of drugs, chemicals or biologicals (including food); invasive devices; offensive, commercial or inherently dangerous content. This solution was not medically validated. Proceed with caution! If you have any doubts, please consult with a health professional.

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About the author

Bernard, from Belgium, is a cyclist who had a road accident which left him 100% paralyzed on his right shoulder, arm and hand, due to a wrenching of the brachial plexus. Because of this, he found a way to be able to ride his bike despite of his physical limitation, by inverting structures of the device, so he would be able to use his left side.

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