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Student invents a bicycle to prevent repetitive injuries

Shared by Sara Di Fabio on 2020-02-06 10:18

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Re’em Haneman is a London student who bikes daily to the University. To prevent strain injuries and inspire other people to cycle, he designed a new city bicycle, the CY-GO project.

The CY-GO bike is innovative because of its ergonomic frame. Not only the seat and crossbar but also the frame size can be adjusted to the height of people. Users can modify the seat angle, the height, and the distance from the handlebar. “Cycling is very healthy and a recommended activity but at the same time many people use the wrong size bike frame or it’s not fitted to their body measurements,” Re’em said.

This bike allows users to do small adjustments to prevent body injuries. The first target identified by Re’em was the elderly population “because their bodies are much less adaptable. What happens when we are younger and using the wrong bike is our body adapts, but we’re actually damaging our body, impacting on our knees and our back, and we don’t feel it at this moment but in the future, we will feel it,” Re’em said.

The prototype was tested for the British standards for ‘safety requirements for bicycle' and modifications were made accordingly to those standards. The CY-GO is waiting for patent approval.

Adapted from: https://www.lsbu.ac.uk/about-us/news/student-invents-bicycle-solution

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About the author

Re’em Haneman, born in Israel but living in the UK, graduated in Engineering Project Management from the London South Bank University in 2018. He developed the CY-GO project during his bachelor’s degree in Engineering Product Design.

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