A HUMAN POWERED, AUTO-SHIFTING, LINEAR PEDALING, RECREATION-AL OR EXERCISE VEHICLE FOR THE DISABLED

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 7654
Amount: $28,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2646 N. E. Quay, Lincoln City, OR, 97367
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 MICHAEL D. LANE
 DESIGNER AND BUILDER
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Abstract
THIS HUMAN POWERED RECREATIONAL VEHICLE HAS UNIQUE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS: IT IS A FRONT WHEEL DRIVE RECUMBENT TRICYCLE WITH AUTOMATIC SHIFTING, PERFECT STEERINGPOSITIVE CAMBER AND CASTER, TOE OUT, A SUSPENSION SYSTEM ON FRONT AND BACK, AND NONSKID BRAKES ON ALL WHEELS. THE COM- BINATION OF STEERING, BRAKING, AND PEDALING WITH THE LINEAR DRIVE SYSTEM CAN BE POWERED BY ANY ONE LIMB OR COMBINATION OF LIMBS WITH ARM LEVERS, FOOT PEDALS, OR BOTH. THE MAIN FRAME IS COMPRISED OF ONE TEARDROP SHAPED AIRCRAFT ALUMINUM TUBE. ATTACHED TO THIS TUBE IS THE SEAT, WHICH IS ADJUSTABLE TO FIT ALL RIDERS. THE SEAT IS DESIGNED SO THE REAR WHEEL IS ALWAYS UNDER THE RIDER, CUSHIONING ROAD SHOCK AND PREVENTING UNDUE STRESS ON THE SINGLE FRAME MEMBER. THIS VEHICLE HAS A WHEELBASE OF FIFTY-FOUR INCHES, WITH A WIDTH OF THIRTY INCHES BETWEEN THE TWO FRONT WHEELS, ONLY FOUR INCES WIDER THAN A BICYCLE'S HANDLEBARS. THE MAIN TUBEFOLDS AND THE FRONT AND REAR ASSEMBLIES DISENGAGE FROM THE MAIN TUBE WITH QUICK RELEASE ATTACHMENTS TO PERMIT EASY TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE. IT IS CALCULATED WEIGHT OF THE ENTIRE VEHICLE IS UNDER FORTY-FIVE POUNDS. WHICH IS DESIGNED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEIR STRENGTHS AND

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