Electric Bikes and Light ATV for Riders with ALS

Ideal Electric Bikes and Light ATV for Riders with ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, paralysis, and ultimately respiratory failure. To date, there has been little research done on the benefits of moderate exercise to slow the progression of the disease. However, the studies that have been done, show it can have a positive effect physically as well as emotionally and psychologically.  



The Outrider is a great alternative to a stationary bike or a traditional (solely)human powered bike for individuals with ALS.  The Outrider is offered in several modular and exchangeable configurations which allows the Outrider to adapt to the rider. These configurations include: foot pedals with an electric throttle, a shaft-driven electric handcycle, and an all-electric ATV version with standard vertical handle bars or with adaptive Tri-pin controls. This variety of configurations allows for a higher degree of customization based on an individuals wants and needs. 

 

Here are a few of the benefits of the Outrider for riders with ALS: 

 

Outrider customer case study: 

 

If you would like to learn more about ALS and the studies conducted on recreational therapy treatment, please visit the links below: