Challenge: Transferring between his handcycle and wheelchair
Brett loves to handcycle with his kids. He is looking for a device to help him to transfer himself from his wheelchair to his handcycle on his own.
Brett Clingan spent 18 years in the Army and visited 15 countries, including serving as a Black Hawk helicopter mechanic in Korea and a maintenance first sergeant in Iraq.
Like 3 of his siblings, Brett suffers from adult-onset Leukodystrophy with Ataxia, a disease that first stole his balance, then his ability to walk, and then his ability to stand.
Brett hasn’t let that hold him back. He loves to handcycle and used to compete, but now due to the progression of the disease, it is very difficult for him to transfer himself from his wheelchair to his handcycle on his own. He is looking for a solution that would allow him to independently get into his handcycle and back out again so that he can get back to riding three days a week with his daughter, son and wife.