The McCain Wheelchair Roller is a wheelchair exercise roller designed for use by individuals who use wheelchairs. The unit consists of a ramp with non-slip tread attached to a set of rollers.
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype an device that attaches to a wheelchair to assist individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury or others who use a manual wheelchair to exercise and maintain personal
DISCONTINUED. (Verified 6/2004) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. The Eagle Pro-Roller and Bug Roller are wheelchair exercise roller units for wheelchair propulsion training.
DISCONTINUED. (Verified 07/96) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. The Bug Roller is a wheelchair exercise machine that allows stationary wheeling to build strength and stamina by providing muscular and cardiovascular conditioning.
Specialist Equipment: Wheelchair exercise machines are available for home use. These include hand-cycles, body workout systems.
Gym Equipment: There are very many types of gym equipment that may be suitable for you to use. This website shows some of the available Exercise Equipment.
Make-shift Items: There are lots of household items that can be used to help with your exercise program. Strength training uses the lifting of 'free weights' or dumbbells. If you don't have 'free weights' or dumbbells try to find some cans of food that fit nicely in your hands. Be sure to have them weighed and make sure that they cannot drop and cause injury. There are specialist gloves that can help if your grip is not very good.