Indigene Community has two ergonomic human powered appropriate technology prototype development projects. Present bicycles cause a huge number of chronic use injuries of the groin (sexual function, blood, lymph, muscle etc), back & leg tendon/muscle as well as other parts of the body because of unnatural stress, position & motion on the rider. Roller blades have problems of rider accident-injury generation due to potholes, stones & other impediments as well as difficulties of quick stopping. We've redesigned both to be in harmony with human physiology & motion. Ergonomic efficiencies provide as well for more relaxed operation, increased speed & safety so as to make human powered wheeled transport easier for more people as well as making the car obsolete / comparatively inefficient for urban transport in particular. With ergonomic design & polyculture orchards humanity can remake the air, water & soil of our cities clean & efficient:
- Ergonomic Bio-cycle supports the rider's back in a vertical position (the position we walk & run in), with the waist at 180˚ with trunk & thigh muscles (not folded to 90˚). The rider's head especially in city riding being elevated is able to see over obstacles, traffic ahead for blocks as well as be seen. The back support variably reclines so as to be able to become more aerodynamic during rural long-distant riding. The rider's legs straddle a 36 inch wheel, large for greater rolling-ease over obstacles, impediments & more efficient motion everywhere. Pedals cyclicly descend down to feet four inches above the ground, with elliptical pedal motion, allowing for full natural walking to running pedalling. The Bio-cycle being one wheel is easier to balance-upon / ride than a bicycle as well as being compact enough to store in cupboards, carry up & down stairs & easy for inter-modal transport on buses, trains, boats, cars, planes etc.
- Ergonomic Stride-wheels are two 28" wheels improving upon 'roller-blades' with greater 'rolling-ease' upon all road / path surfaces. Brake levers held by the strider's hands provide for quicker stopping. The arms are able to provide thrust assistance to the legs. Stridewheels may be stored in cupboards, carried up/down stairs & are easy for inter-modal transport on buses, trains, boats, cars & planes.
Those interested in investing-in / contributing or partnering in these prototype developments should contact: firstname.lastname@example.org