What’s happening in Colombia?

It has been a long time since I have contributed to this blog but that doesn’t mean that lots hasn’t been going on! Our Colombian partners have been very active in our absence! And soon, we will see their new initiatives with our own eyes (and camera) so I can show them to you.

But in the meantime, to whet your appetite, I’d like to present you with a link to a new product from ASODISPIE. It is called HandBike and it converts a manual wheelchair into an electric wheelchair that can travel over rough, unpaved paths.

HandBike

The engineer who developed this product is John Portilla. The HandBike is a by-product from technology developed in a larger project supported by the Rotary Club of Calgary South (Bob’s club) to recover abandoned electric wheelchairs whose electrical components had failed. John developed an “in-house” electrical control that is many times less expensive than the foreign one. More about this topic in a future blog.

For now, I invite you to view a short 1:20 minute video showing the features of the handbike. Please click on the link to see the video: https://youtu.be/2yaPBrqz-Oo .

Talk again soon,

Marlene