Mandy is a quadruple amputee and a motivational speaker. The prosthetics that she uses limit the range of motion in her knee, so she cannot use standard or recumbent bicycles. Mandy’s challenge is to create a device or adaptation to allow her to ride either a bicycle or tricycle.
Mandy’s team combined two existing bike frames to make her a new tricycle. Adaptations included a mechanism to allow for back pedal brakes and gears, an electric motor, and new pedal and handlebar placement to allow her better control and reach with prosthetics. The bike was also painted bright red on Mandy’s request.
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