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Offline jamesmoth

uniycle with motor to let kids walk
« on: April 27, 2022, 10:55:41 am »
Hi
I hope someone will make a one wheel bike with motor at the bottom to help kids and people with walking difficulties walk

Some people have walking limitations and even have difficulties moving the wheel on a exercise bike

a motor moving the wheel would help many inparticularly  children

if kids don't get these they can live a life time of learning problems all because they didn't move their legs enough

please work with me or do it alone but please make a wheel with a motor so kids with walking difficulties can walk

for kids with leg arthritis and in wheel chairs , for seniors and everyone

it can be a spoke with pedals as long as a motor moves the wheel

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Lvr58zJLJYtdFQp88

thanks for letting me ask


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Re: uniycle with motor to let kids walk
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2022, 11:12:32 am »
James, welcome to the ACA Forums!

It sounds like you have some personal experience with this situation.  I hope it works out.  Just to clarify, are you asking about an actual unicycle or a one-wheeled trailer?  If a trailer, they have non-motorized trailer.  If a unicycle, I "think" I have actually see a homemade motorized unicycle but that was a few years ago and I can't remember the website.  If I remember correctly, the motor hung off the back below the seat and the rider had to use a hand-held throttle that he squeezed like one of those hand exercise squeeze devices. Sorry I can't help more.

Just so you know, this organization does not manufacture anything except for bicycle touring maps.  It is not a bicycle company.

I wish you the best in your search!

Tailwinds, John

Offline jamesmoth

Re: uniycle with motor to let kids walk
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2022, 11:17:41 am »
Sorry if i didn't explain well

The bike in stationary
It does not move
It is only to exercise a persons legs who cannot move their legs themselves
I hope this clarifies

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Re: uniycle with motor to let kids walk
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2022, 01:00:29 pm »
Oh, thanks for clarifying that. 

I don't know of anything that will is made but I would guess you could mount some type of motor that has a rod or something that touches the wheel and makes it spin if the rear wheel in on a rack that lifts it slightly off the ground.

Honestly, I would think a physical therapist would be the person to ask as they would know what exercises a person in that situation would need to do. 

Again, I hope it works out for you and wish you the best!  John