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Hand-Operated WISB Bike Converts from Wheelchair to Sport Bike in a Jiffy

Posted By Laura K. Cowan On May 25, 2011 @ 10:23 am In Green Transportation | 2 Comments

WISB Hand Bike, Bar Claudia, hand bike wheelchair, recumbent hand bike, green transportation, alternative transportation, wheelchair sport bike [1]

The WISB hand bike [2], designed by Bar Claudia, is a combination of a recumbent bike [3], a wheelchair, and a sport bike [4]. Just by switching between “high” and “low” modes, riders can extend the bike frame [5] for outdoor recumbent biking or compress it for indoor use. The WISB bike is hand-operated in all modes, so users with limited or no leg function can seamlessly transition from daily wheelchair function to sports activities.

YouTube Preview Image [6]

The video above shows the WISB bike [7] in action, with not only the footprint of the bike but also the back of the chair shifting between use modes. What do you think of this design? To us the seat and pedals seem a little small for people with the most limited mobility, but the design holds promise.

Via Yanko Design [2]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/hand-powered-bar-claudia-wisb-bike-converts-from-wheelchair-to-sport-bike/rsz_1wisb-hand-bike-1/

[2] WISB hand bike: http://www.yankodesign.com/2011/05/24/sport-bike-to-expand-mobilit/

[3] recumbent bike: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=recumbent+bike

[4] sport bike: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=sport+bike

[5] bike frame: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=bike+frame

[6] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv7QauNujKM

[7] bike: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=bike

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