Adding pedals to a quadriplegics wheelchair is almost as cruel as trying to force them to dance to “These Boots Are Made For Walking”. In fact, adding pedals to any wheelchair seems pretty cruel, but studies have shown that in some instances, they can be beneficial to a patients rehabilitation.
Getting the patients legs moving again can work wonders when they make their way out of the seat. It’s still pretty funny to imagine the pedals on a really handicapped persons wheelchair, albeit extremely cruel. They’d be better off with a mind-powered wheelchair. — Andrew Dobrow