‘Bionic’ Paralyzed Woman Plans Bike Trek From London To Paris

‘Bionic’ Paralyzed Woman Plans Bike Trek From London To Paris
Design

Claire Lomas, who recently walked the London marathon route in a pioneering robotic suit, is already planning her next big challenge.

Emma Hutchings
  • 23 may 2012

A paralyzed woman from Leicestershire in the UK is planning to cycle from London to Paris using a specially-designed bike powered by her legs and arms. Claire Lomas, who walked the London Marathon route in a “bionic” suit and has raised nearly £200,000 ($315,000) for Spinal Research, is hoping to use a version of the static bike she usually trains on, an FES (functional electrical stimulation) bike. This sends a signal to her muscles to make them contract and perform a pedalling motion. Mrs Lomas also said she wants to have the option to use her arms incorporated in the design:

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