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The Balance Training Bicycle 2.1 is a project commissioned by the Nazareth College Physical Therapy Clinic. The first iteration was done in 2007 as a Multidisciplinary Design Project P08001, with a follow up during 2009-10 (P10001). The Nazareth College Physical Therapy Clinic offers services to neurological and orthopedic physical therapy patients who normally could not afford physical therapy. Nazareth's office space and budget are both significantly limited, and their organization is unable to afford many machines available to mainstream physical therapy clinics. Therefore, the National Science Foundation funds the RIT Senior Design projects commissioned by Nazareth College. The Balance Training Bicycle is derived from the need to bridge the gap between a stationary bicycle and a normal bicycle. Some higher achieving neurological and orthopedic physical therapy patients desire to return to riding a normal bicycle, but have lost some of the balance needed to do so.
To get a better understanding of the bike from P10001 check out the Photo Gallery
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