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Trikes Allow Wheelchair Bound Passengers To Become Drivers

February 28, 2020

Most products that are created for general use tend to ignore accessibility needs and hence these products largely hinder those who require assistance. As a result, those with accessibility needs are not able to participate as fully in the society as they could if the products been made with the same considerations. The transportation industry is no exception to this and in fact a perfect example.  Most vehicles cannot be used by those with disabilities and as a result, constant innovative techniques are growing in the industry to accommodate. Trike bikes are an important innovation in this regard and are quickly revolutionizing the concept of transport and are changing countless lives across the globe.

 

What are the features of trike bikes?

Trike bikes are powered motorbikes which create accessibility. Most bikes come with two wheels making it impossible to operate for someone in wheelchair. Trikes tend to have one wheel in the front and two at the back to support the body of the bike to ensure safety and control. This reduces the chances of the bike falling significantly and contains the fragility that is an element of conventional bikes.

Trikes also have an option and space for the wheelchairs to be carried and driven along. The bikes have tiedowns, seatbelts and hooks allowing for the passenger to secure their wheelchairs to the trike.

 

What is the usefulness of trikes?

A major advantage of these bikes is that they open countless avenues for employment for those with limited mobilities. The simple one pedal trike bike or the fully hand operated trike allows a person to work in the transport sector, food and goods delivery industry and courier service companies as well as easily getting to and from other workplaces. This is very important because these trike bikes present opportunities for financial independence to those with disabilities.

Moreover, trikes are generally much safer given their three-wheel design. The easy to use nature of the bikes makes journeys for people with accessibility needs much more convenient.

They are better than many alternative systems of travelling available for wheelchair bound. For instance, most electric mobility scooters and wheelchairs are slower in speed making them not very useful for long journeys and for employment. Trike bikes are different in the sense that they have a higher maximum speed, comparable with conventional bikes while not compromising safety and security at all.

Wheelchair accessible trikes are much more expandable than the general single seat vehicles. Most trikes come with additional boxes attached at the back of the bike with high storage capacity which are useful for shopping, jobs involving deliveries and for longer journeys which may make it easier to carry necessities in a separate box rather than forcing passengers to carry different bags and backpacks to perform the same task.

They in general are an important innovation in the transportation industry making travel a much more inclusive activity and allowing for greater physical and financial independence to those with accessibility needs. These kinds of innovations across different industries are changing the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and encouraging the idea of the importance of creating products catering to customized needs.

For further details you can contact us.

 

Special design in association with Ozimoto.

Click here to see how the scooter looks like as a trike and can carry your wheelchair on the back.

 

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