Wednesday, June 25, 2008

June 25, 2008 - NWU research

Twelve stroke recovering patients participated in the trials under the direction of Dr. David Brown. CO2 production for the 6 minute exercise period with the Pedalong was much higher than for 6 minutes of walking or wheelchair arm propulsion. This result suggests that recovery of endurance post-stroke can be speeded with exercise using Pedalong. Seat pressure measurements made during the tests showed that pedaling results in pressure shifts and may help in avoiding pressure ulcers.

Soon a decision on the quantity for the next batch of prototypes will be made and the components ordered. Discussion with possible future manufacturers has also been begun.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Pedalong has progressed recently with addition of a website: and a first sale! The research at Northwestern University's medical school has a completed experimental phase, and the data is being analyzed.

Four pedal power prototypes are available for field testing - the first is in use at Westminster Village in West Lafayette, Indiana. Professor Ken Ferraro, Purdue University, is supervising this trial.

Patent applications are being filed and trademark approval for Pedalong is complete.