Cycling with the mHand Adapt

Cycling with an arm prosthesis

At Moveable we stand for movement. Of course, cycling is part of that! What should you pay attention to?

  • A good posture when cycling
  • Adequate grip and handlebar control
  • Sufficient flexibility for cornering
  • Safety in critical situations

What are the possibilities?

  • Cycling with the stump against the handlebars - poor posture leads to back pain, insufficient control in critical situations.
  • Cycling with support for the stump - better posture, but still little control.
  • Cycling with the daily prosthesis - you just have to try this. Check the points mentioned above. Sometimes an adjustment to the bike can significantly increase safety and comfort.
  • Sporty cyclists often use a special bicycle prosthesis, such as  the Dutch Free Lock system (www.freelock.nl) as shown on the right. Such solutions are custom made to the wishes of the user.

Do you want to cycle easily and safely without adjustments* to your bike? Read more about how you can do that with the mHand Adapt!

Safe cycling with the mHand Adapt

  • The hand closes by itself when getting on your bike an putting load on your hand. You can decide for yourself how firm the grip should be.
  • Thanks to the flexible finger mechanism, the grip remains optimal during cycling and cornering without you having to do anything.
  • In the curves the mHand Adapt adapts its shape to the orientation of the handle bar.
  • And last but not least: in a dangerous situation you can always quickly take the mHand Adapt off the handlebar due to its flexibility.

The story of Giel

"At first I cycled with my stump against the handlebar but had little control. When I fell off my bike, I suffered a broken bone. My CPO then provided me a special bicycle prosthesis, a kind of hook. This gave me more control, but I couldn't let go of the handlebars fast enough. After a near-accident, in which someone opened a car door just in front of me, I stopped cycling.

While testing the mHand Adapt, you asked me about cycling and you understood my doubts. Nevertheless, I tried, and it felt very good. I feel much safer on my bike now".

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