Cygnet- A fun way to excercise while propelling wheelchair

Students at the Segal Design Institute, Northwestern University have designed a device called Cygnet. The Cygnet attaches to a wheelchair which makes the wheelchair propulsion  fun and also a good workout.

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Cygnet requires the user to pedal with his or her hands or feet, providing the necessary exercise, and in turn translating the peddling motion into the turning of the wheelchair’s wheels to propel him or her forward. For more information about Cygnet check this link http://wiki.rectech.org/index.php/Cygnet