Specialized Bicycle Components is making a special kind, for disabled bicycle owners.
The company, founded by two disabled men, has designed and produced a wheelchair-friendly wheelchair for the disabled and other people with mobility issues.
The new wheelchair, called the “HELIOT BICYCLE”, will be available for purchase in March.
“This wheelchair was designed specifically for people who use wheelchairs and are often overlooked by society because they have a disability,” said Specialized CEO Mike Kallmann.
“It is a special wheelchair that’s not a typical wheelchair.”
Specialized manufactures wheelchair-accessible bicycles that are specially designed for people with disabilities.
The wheelchair is also equipped with a seat and can accommodate wheelchairs up to 80kg.
The manufacturer also created special wheelchairs for the blind and for people using wheelchairs who cannot use their hands.
The bicycle wheelchair is one of the first to use an advanced manufacturing technology that enables a wheelchair to be built in a fraction of the time.
The team behind the HELIOT bicycle says that this is because the wheelchair uses only standard bicycle components.
Specialized has also created the first wheelchair that is built with “bicycle accessories”, including a special bicycle housing.
Specialization has built a special type of bicycle called the HELIPAD for disabled cyclists.
The HELIPad is designed specifically to fit the body shape of the person who has a disability.
“Our HELIPADA bicycle is built to meet the needs of people who are severely disabled, people who have a severe physical disability and people who do not have a physical disability,” Specialized founder Mike Kallsmann said.
“When they walk on the HELIBAD, they will feel their body at home and the world will see it.”
Specialization is now working with several local organisations to launch a bicycle accessibility program for the city of Melbourne.
The Melbourne Bicycle Accommodation and Accessibility Centre (MACAC), which has a bicycle wheelchair program, has been working with Specialized to provide the wheelchair.
“They are very committed to their disability community and we are excited to be part of their program,” MACAC director of facilities, Claire Waddell, said.
The program will initially have four wheelchair locations and will expand to include more locations as the city continues to develop its accessibility infrastructure.
MACAC is also looking at developing bicycle-specific equipment for the municipality.
The organization is working with Melbourne’s local police to help train police officers on the use of the HELICADA wheelchair.
The city of Adelaide, Australia, has also announced plans to launch an accessibility program this year for disabled pedestrians, cyclists and transit users.
This includes a special wheeled transit system for disabled riders.
Specializations Bicycle Components has also developed bicycle accessories to help people with different disabilities navigate the city and its infrastructure.
Specializers Bicycle Components created bicycle accessories that help people who ride bicycles navigate the CBD.
“We’re looking to use a variety of different products to enhance the user experience,” Kallman said.
Specialities Bicycle Components and Specialities are working with the City of Melbourne to develop an accessible bicycle infrastructure.
“The city is actively looking to develop a bicycle-centric network and we want to be a part of that,” Waddel said.
Melbourne has a special interest in bike infrastructure and accessibility, and has been one of Australia’s top bike cities for years.
Specialties Bicycle Components aims to develop bicycle-accessible cycling infrastructure throughout Melbourne, and the company has already received funding from the City.
The Bicycle Accident Compensation Scheme, which provides compensation for cyclists who have been injured or killed in the course of their work, provides up to $300,000.
The City also supports the City’s bicycle-friendly infrastructure with its bicycle assistance program.
“Specialties Bicycle Systems is very excited to work with the city to create a special bike accessibility program that will be a great way for Melbourne’s community to access the city’s accessible cycling infrastructure,” said Chris Kallmans, Specialties’ CEO.
“As a cycling industry, we need to continue to build out infrastructure for all users.”