A new electric bike kit for patients with chronic obstructives pulmonary disease can help them take part in the Queen’s Cycling Festival and other cycling events.
The kits, available from the UK company, are part of a range of bikes designed for use by people with respiratory diseases.
The Queen’s cycling festival will be held at Kingsmeadow on June 26.
The bikes have been designed to be used by patients with respiratory conditions, such as COPD, who have a respiratory impairment or who suffer from asthma.
Patients who are unable to cycle are encouraged to use the bikes to help improve their overall health and wellbeing.
Professor John Hughes, the Royal College of Physicians’ senior lecturer in infectious disease, said: “This is the first ever case report of a fully functional, fully self-contained, fully controlled, fully automated, fully powered bicycle for chronic pulmonary disease patients.”
The technology for this is pretty amazing and we are confident this will make a big difference to the lives of patients.