CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESOURCE CENTER Read More
Category: Balance Disabilities

Modified Child Tricycle

AbleData does not produce, distribute or sell any of the products listed on this website, but we provide you with information on how to contact manufacturers or distributors of these products. If you are interested in purchasing a product, you can find companies who sell it below.

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adaption of a child tricycle for a child with Collagen 6 Myopathy. The child does not have enough strength to turn the tricycle pedals but is able to propel the trike himself using his feed on the smooth floor tiles in the family home. First, the pedals were removed, the cranks straightened, and then reattached to 25 millimeters out from the front wheel hub. This allows the child to use the pedals as footrests when he tires and needs to be pushed. The existing push handle was replaced with a sturdier, extended tube with a T-handle on the end. The top of the handle is around 1 meter from the ground so it is in a suitable position for an adult to push it easily. Additionally, the seat position was altered from a 15 degree angle, readjusted the seat base horizontally and the back vertically, and repositioned the entire seat unit at the correct distance above the floor so the child could easily reach the ground with his feet. A steering limiter was added so the child could not turn the wheels too far to either side. Finally, a padded frame bar which joins the front wheel to the seat for extra protection was added. TITLE: Elijah’s Transport. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 29, Number 3, September 2009: p. 16. PAGES: 2 (including cover).

Available

Price Check
as of: 
02/22/2010
Additional Pricing Notes: 

Contact manufacturer

Made By:

Technical Aid To The Disabled (TAD)
Technical Aid To The Disabled (TAD) Organization Type: 
Manufacturer
TAD is a charity organisation that has the authority to fundraise. TAD uses volunteers dedicated to the design, construction and provision of aids for people with disabilities. Members of TAD provide a resource pool comprising a range of design, engineering, rehabilitation, computer, therapy and other professional and technical skills. Aids custom-designed by TAD volunteers are described in the TAD Journal.
Address: 
Email address: tad@tadnsw.org.au
Web Address: 
http://www.tadnsw.org.au
Tags: 
Therapeutic Aids