In this ‘O4 and…’ instalment, we tell you more about how our Hoppers can be combined with third-party accessories. This recurring item aims to provide you with a good idea of the many options there are for your O4 wheelchair to provide you with even more wide-ranging support.
This first blog post of the series is all about O4 Wheelchairs and handbikes, a frequently requested modification that increases your wheelchair’s action radius and thus your living environment and your independence!
Handbiking is not just a form of exercise, but also an excellent way to travel longer distances with your wheelchair. There are various handbike brands and models out there. The main differences between them are the way in which the handbike is attached to the wheelchair and whether it is equipped with electric support. For our Hoppers, we often recommend handbikes that are attached underneath the wheelchair seat. This makes for a (more) stable connection and thus results in less strain being put on the frame.
Our Hoppers are suited very well for handbiking. The RCA system allows you to adjust the backrest and provides proper back support when travelling longer distances. Our OlympicHopper and SwayHopper are most suitable for use with a handbike. Have you chosen our Active Passive Module in addition to the RCA system or do you have one of our new WorkHopper? Then you will be able to enjoy the full extent of their adjustment options also while handbiking.
Are you interested in our wheelchairs, possibly in combination with a handbike, and want to find out more? Please feel free to contact us!