GET RIDING WITH OUR HANDLEBAR ADAPTOR
This client, a young girl, has radial dysplasia meaning her right arm is shorter than her left and she has limited grip strength in her right hand. She has always wanted to ride a scooter or bike but needed an adapter for the handle bars to make this possible.
REMAP engineers from our Southampton branch designed an extension bar and ring to the handle bars using a pair of saddle clamps. 3D printed saddle clamps were made in carbon reinforced PLA, with additional metal plates each side to increase strength and durability. The arrangement allows the extension to be clamped to either the horizontal handle bar or the vertical stem as required, and adjusted to suit the client. This means it can be used on different bikes as the client gets older.
The adapter was delivered and fitted to new bike bought for the clients 12th birthday. Within her back garden, she was able to successfully ride and control the bike. The client was thrilled with the adaption and it was a dream come true for her, as she was finally able to ride a bike for the first time!
If you or someone you know would benefit from one of our adaptions, please visit: https://remap.org.uk/how-we-can-help/
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