|Felipe in his new stroller bike with his mom, brother |
and Tom (far left) who modified the device.
A recreational stroller was modified to act as a bike for Felipe as he sat in the stroller. As the stroller is pushed, the pedals move his legs. To do this, AT Lab assistant, Tom Bowman, took a child's bike and cut the front half off of it.
|AT Lab assistant Tom Bowman |
works on Felipe's bike stroller.
|Felipe smiles as his mom, Maria, pushes |
him in the new stroller bike.
The stroller bike was a success for Maria and Felipe. Felipe can now participate in walks in bike rides with his family, and he's moving muscles he couldn't otherwise do on his own.
Tom said, "This project was a challenge, but to see the smile on his face made it more than worth it."
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Do you have a need for a special AT device? If you're a Utahn with a disability, call the AT Lab at 435-797-0699, ext. 1.