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Mechanism for a wheelchair exercise machine

  1. Dec 28, 2013 #1
    I'm looking for some advice for my final year project at university. My project is a design of an exercise machine for wheel chair users . The machine will look like a standard wheel chair but the wheels are a couple of centre meters off the floor. I want to add a mechanism to the wheels which would add resistance for when the user is pushing the hand rim . I was thinking about having a pulley but I can't find anything about resistance pulleys. Any advice?
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  3. Dec 29, 2013 #2


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    Welcome to the PF.

    Sounds very similar to bicycle rollers. What can you say about the similarities and differences between rollers for bicycles and rollers for a wheelchair?
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