Adaptor for Exercise Bicycle PedalBy Breedlove, David; Yarnall, Kimberly; Abbas, James; NSF 2005 Engineering Senior Design Projects to Aid Persons With Disabilities, pp. 44-45
Publication Date: 2005
Adaptor for exercise bicycle pedal for a person with Parkinson’s disease, enabling the use of continued exercise to slow progression of the disease. The device was designed and developed at the Bioengineering Program of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Arizona State University. With one leg cycling faster than the other, the client’s feet often slipped off the pedals. The pedal adaptor secures his feet to the bike. The device has two components, the pedal attachment and the foot attachment, combined through an inter-device connection. The pedal attachment is a thin aluminum platform with rubber stoppers attached to its base, along with nylon straps and plastic clips for attachment to the pedal. The base of the inter-device attachment, a clip-on snowboard binding, screws into the top center of the pedal attachment. The foot-attachment component is made up of aluminum pieces, screws, plastic clips and nylon straps that secure the client’s foot to the pedal connection portion of the device. Cost of fabrication of the device was approximately $50.
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