October 2015 His Wheels International (HWI) attended the first annual Chicago Unconventional Bike Expo (CUBE) located in the Chicagoland area. CUBE has given us the okay to form an International Hand-Pedaled Trike Track that will run within the bigger CUBE convention.
Join HWI and the International Hand-Pedaled trike track for the CUBE to be held September 30- October 2, 2016 at the Tinley Park Convention Center.
This update is from January 31, 2014. “ONU His Wheels Team has been making some progress after our long break.
Over the past 2 weeks, Ben and Britny have met a few times to take measurements of the trike to see where parts have room to be placed (i.e. motors, batteries, wiring, circuit board), and have designed a hopefully simple design for these. We have detached the hand pedals and the chain to free up the front end and are making plans to cut the front end soon to transform this into a caster wheel. (more…)
Here is one very exciting thing that came from His Wheels International’s trip to Taylor University in December. John, a 13 year old friend of HWI, an engineering guru, who lives in Upland and who attended the December meeting was able to audit a January Engineering course at Taylor. Here is a HWI video that John did for us.
Tonight Alice was at Wheaton E. Free’s Thanksgiving Eve. Service. One of our ministry friends mentioned that her family was going to Spring Arbor, MI for Thanksgiving, leaving early in the AM. We at HWI are thankful that these friends will deliver two sets of bike tools to Spring Arbor University (SAU). From there they will go to a ministry in Hyderabad, India that is partnering with SAU and HWI on a few project. The bicycle service arm of HWI has ended but the international bicycle impact of HWI continues and sending tools is one of those ways.
Today Kevin and Alice had a phone meeting with our Olivet Nazarene University engineering team. We reviewed the neuro trike project plan. Here is an update from one of the team members.
“This past week we were able to finish the Project Plan giving us a clear site of our objectives and what needs to be done now, so this will help us in moving forward hopefully quicker in the next few weeks. Brandon has been meeting every Wednesday with the Electrical Professor based on the coding aspect of the project, so that is moving along smoothly.
I have some exciting news on my end! This past weekend…I was able to attend the national SWE (Society of Women Engineers) conference in Maryland where I attended a mini-session on neurotechnology. The woman presenting this, …from Honeywell, explained some useful information pertaining to our project, and I got the honor of talking to her later and explaining what we are doing with His Wheels. She seemed impressed and thoroughly exciting for us and gave me two contacts who specialize in this subject and would be willing to answer any of our questions. This to me was a huge blessing and I am exciting to see how our project continues to unravel!”
Here is the problem statement that four senior engineering students at Olivet Nazarene University (ONU) will work to solve over the next school year.
His Wheels has worked endlessly to improve its current trike model to be as user-friendly, cost-efficient, durable, and safe as possible. Though the hand-pedaled model serves a plethora of disabled people internationally, it still falls short in being able to mobilize quadriplegic or fully paralyzed clients. Due to a significant lack of funding, prior research regarding this topic has been primitive. Our group has thus been tasked with researching and developing a prototype and working model of an EEG technology which will power a visually evoked trike. The working trike should be able to mobilize fully paralyzed passengers based upon neurological, or electrochemical, cues. (more…)