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BERKELBIKE -  CONNECT

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The BerkelBike is the ideal solution for physically challenged individuals who have no use, or limited use, of their legs. The BerkelBike Connect is user-friendly and easily attachable to your own wheelchair (when receiving part of connector is mounted) similar to a connectible handcycle. It is a combination of a handcycle and a recumbent bike and is driven by using both arm and leg propulsion, whereby an assistant motor may not be necessary. Due to the combined propulsion, the arms can initiate the movement and the legs will move automatically and you can add the leg power (voluntary or triggered by Functional Electrical Stimulation - (FES).  When the arms create propulsion the legs automatically move simultaneously. Therefor with assistance from the arms, even legs with diminished leg capacity can cycle. Even during cycling it is possible to continue only with the arms or the legs and give tired body parts a rest.

The bike creates a full body workout for both fully functional body parts as well as impaired ones. In combination with unique options it is also possible to get heavily impaired or even paralyzed legs moving again.

The BerkelBike Connect is user-friendly and easily attachable to your own wheelchair similar to a connectible handcycle. In addition to most regular connectible handcycles it provides the opportunity to let your arms assist your legs so they can get moving again. When arriving at your destination, just detach and you are free to wheel off.

Benefits of the BerkelBike Connect

  • Ideal to combine daily exercise and mode of transportation
  • Compatible with many disabilities
  • At your destination, just detach and you are free to wheel off
  • No need for a transfer
  • Possible to use the BerkelBike only as a handbike
  • Lightweight aluminium frame beneficial for ease of connecting
  • Compatibility with many handbike connectors

The BerkelBike Connect can be of used in case diminished coordination or strength in the legs or arms and legs

 

BERKELBIKE -  PRO

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The BerkelBike is the ideal solution for physically challenged individuals who have no use, or limited use, of their legs. It is a combination of a handcycle and a recumbent bike and is driven by using both the power of the arms as well as legs. The BerkelBike Pro is a tricycle with arm and leg propulsion. When the arms create propulsion the legs automatically move simultaneously. Therefor with assistance from the arms, even legs with diminished leg capacity can cycle. Even during cycling it is possible to continue only with the arms or the legs and give tired body parts a rest.

The bike creates a full body workout for both fully functional body parts as well as impaired ones. In combination with unique options it is also possible to get heavily impaired or even paralyzed legs moving again.

Benefits of the BerkelBike Pro

  • Ideal to combine recreation, sport and rehabilitation
  • Adaptable to many disabilities
  • Custom setup to user preferences and user objective
  • Changing most settings effortlessly without any tool
  • Easy to transport in a car
  • Design ensures the most comfortable experience
  • Low seating position for more stable and agile movements

The BerkelBike Pro can be of used in case diminished coordination or strength in the legs or arms and legs.

BERKELBIKES - EASY LEGS PRO

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The EasyLegs Pro is an ultimate tricycle where the legs provide the propulsion. ( Easy Legs - models with only leg propulsion) It can be used for many purposes. The bike has been designed for people that need more stability than a regular bike offers. For those with impaired body parts it provides all kinds of support to ensure you get the best cycling experience possible. The EasyLegs Pro provides many health benefits like building body mass and enhancing your condition, therefor preventing possible complications. It lets you combine transportation with legs exercise, while giving you the same comfort and ease of use as a mobility scooter.

Benefits

  • The three big wheels create stability and smooth cycling
  • Extreme lightweight tricycle because of aluminium frame
  • Extreme comfort due to the wide seat and adjustable backrest angle
  • Adjustable height and width for a tailor-made fit
  • Easy access possible by turning away handlebar
  • Thanks to toolless detachment easy to transport
  • Different pedal options ensure compatibility with various disabilities
  • Improved usability thanks to electric support by FES or an auxiliary engine

So you sit comfortable, just like a scooter, but everyone that sees you go, thinks you are sporty cycling. The EasyLegs Pro can be used when additional support is needed, whether it would be in case of issues with stability, muscle strength or coordination

FES – Functional Electrical Stimulation

Get paralyzed legs moving again!

Description

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) is an innovation in the field of muscle stimulation that gets completely paralyzed muscles moving again. When combined with the BerkelBike (or EasyLegs), this technology enables users with spinal cord injury to cycle by means of their own remaining leg strength.

How does it work?

Electrodes integrated into a pair of cycling pants or applied to the skin of the user send electric impulses to the different muscle groups of legs and buttocks. A sensor at the front wheel of the bike transmits the current pedal position to the FES computer. The computer then coordinates which muscles have to be stimulated at what time to generate a cycling motion.

In general, most people with spinal cord injury who have a spastic paralysis can use the BerkelBike FES-Box. If you are paralyzed but don’t have any spasms, the RISE Stimulator may be the right choice for you. There are cases, where also people with multiple sclerosis can benefit from the functional electrical stimulation.

The BerkelBike FES-Box can also be used as a stand-alone stimulator, for instance, to stimulate abdominal or back muscles while lying in your bed.