November 17, 2019

(NDIS = National Disability Insurance Scheme (Australia))

Here below is my understanding and observation regarding NDIS.

-each person with disability plans by themselves, support/service/goods etc they want in coming year, and apply for budget

-NDIS decide the person’s bu...

November 17, 2019

We visited The Ponds School. 8 students tried COGY. Most of them are COGY-size-wise in between S and M. Their body and limbs are big and long, but because of the stiffness etc, their foot sometimes don’t reach the pedal.

I discovered the common way of arranging M size C...

November 16, 2019

This unit has about 20 beds, occupied with people with neurological condition, before they recover to the stage they go home. Stroke, Brain injury etc.

They have a COGY for their patients in the therapy room.

I asked one of the therapists. Is there any tendency who likes...

November 16, 2019

There are 3 Public Children’s Hospitals in NSW.

COGY visited them.

At one of them, they had a boy (their patient) who they think would enjoy COGY.

Alex, 12yo, very tall. In my eyes, he seems to have had a brain injury. He cannot talk, but communicate using hand gesture et...

November 15, 2019

What is differential gear?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYAw79386WI&t=1m50s

This video explains all.

On COGY or Profhand,

if the unit is WITHOUT differential gear,

right wheel is engaged to pedal, but not left wheel.

We tried both WITH and WITHOUT model with a post stroke...

October 12, 2019

After pedalling a while on the ground floor of Te Manawa, we started to want to explore more. I heard before, that they have a garden terrace on top level. We decided to go find it out. 

We took a lift, which is totally COGY friendly, to the top level. Wow, yes, we can...

October 12, 2019

West Auckland COGY Club regular meeting was held at Te Manawa (the library building) in Westgate.

We were 2 COGY riders and supporters. We started “warming up” on the ground floor. 1 of the riders was Harry. To be short, Harry did amazingly this time.

It was more than 2...

September 30, 2019

One of the indications of gear getting worn is,

the amount of the play (or absorbance, allowance).

Here's how to measure it.

https://youtu.be/wURJGjUpQYE

0) parking brake on

1) stick a piece of masking tape onto differential gear, covering the line

2) hold a pen, pointing on...

September 30, 2019

Have you ever experienced while you are pedalling COGY, the slippy movement when you push the pedal with your full strength? It often happens on incline slopes. Also with a person with good strength, but with difficulty controlling the movement.

Every time the pedalling...

September 30, 2019

If the caster wheels are damaged, this will annoy your pedalling, too.

when you pedal over dented surface, you will more likely get stuck onto the dent, instead of riding over them enjoying the noise and bumping shock.

Checking the caster wheels

1)Is the horizontal spin s...

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