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Sports and exercise


  • BatSwinger

    This switch-activated device lets people with special needs swing a baseball bat on their own.

  • Bicycle Pedal Modification

    A simple modification to a bicycle pedal enables a woman to ride a bike for the first time in decades.

  • Bocce Ball Releaser

    A system that allows bocce enthusiasts to release balls by themselves. A switch attached to a wheelchair is triggered by the movement of a player's head, setting the ball into motion.

  • Hand Cycle Modifications

    We altered a recumbent bike for a top paracycling competitor, adding sip-n-puff gears and back-pedalling brakes.

  • Modified Recumbent Stepper

    We modified a recumbent stepper machine for a young man who has very specific physical requirements along with a great desire to exercise.

  • Modified Riding Glove

    A special glove was modified to enable a boy to ride a horse safely and with better control.

  • Modified Running Stroller

    A running stroller was modified so that a little girl could lie in a fully reclined position.

  • Motivational Cycle

    Encourages exercise by providing engaging virtual environments through which to pedal.

  • Motivational Exercise Bike for DVD player

    An exercise bike is outfitted with a device that plays a TV and DVD player - as long as the viewer keeps pedaling.

  • Motivational Gaming Bicycle

    Pedaling and steering a bike controls the play of video games, increasing a user's motivation to exercise.

  • Push Bike for Toddler

    An adapted wooden push bike enables a toddler to participate alongside his sister and peers.

  • Switch-Activated Bowling Ramp

    A commercial bowling ramp was modified so it can be operated with an accessibility switch, is powered by a motor, and sits to the side of a wheelchair.

  • Tennis Racket Brace

    For people who have difficulty gripping, a strong and adjustable brace to keep a tennis racket in place.

  • Wheelchair-Mounted Hockey Stick

    This device enables someone without the use of his or her arms to play floor hockey.

  • Automated Billiards Device

    A sophisticated device that allows people with a range of disabilities to play billiards independently.

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