The BerkelBike Pro is a combination of hand cycle and recumbent bike driven by the power of both arms and legs. Hand crank and pedals are connected in a way that makes it possible to move the bike by pedaling with your legs only and hold on to the crank like a typical handlebar. But as soon as you rotate the crank with your arms, the pedals will move along simultaneously.
You are thus able to support the movement of your legs with the power of your arms and shoulders. In that way, even legs with diminished strength and coordination are able to perform the full pedaling motion again. Another advantage of this special propulsion system is the possibility to distribute the workload while cycling, and give tired body parts a rest.
Riding the BerkelBike resembles a full body workout. Both fully functional body parts, as well as impaired ones, can benefit from the activity. Furthermore, in combination with our FES-Box, it is possible to get heavily impaired legs moving again after a spinal cord injury.