The BerkelBike Connect is a one-wheeled device that can be connected to your wheelchair to drive it with the combined power of your arms and legs. It has a crank like a hand bike, and pedals like a conventional tricycle. Both crank and pedals are connected to each other. But it is also possible to move the bike by pedaling with your legs only and holding on to the crank like a typical handlebar. However, as soon as you rotate the crank with your arms, the pedals will move along simultaneously. Thus, you can let your legs do all the work, or support them with the power of your arms.
With this special propulsion system, you will be able to perform the full pedaling motion even when your legs have diminished strength and coordination. Also, it enables you to distribute the workload while cycling, and give tired limbs a break.
Riding the BerkelBike Connect is comparable to a full body workout. The training is good for impaired body parts as well as healthy ones. Moreover, if you suffer from spinal cord injury, the BerkelBike can be combined with our FES-Box to get your paralyzed legs moving again.