While cruising the information highway we came
across something that had us saying “duh”. It is
a product that would make things easier for some
wheelchair bound people to get around.
To quote their website, “The Firefly is an electric
handcycle that snaps on to your wheelchair.
Go twice as fast and far as a power
And this video sure makes it look easy. Around a
bunch of old car people I can envision drag races.
These handcycles start at $1,190, weigh 25 pounds,
can go 12 mph, and have a 15 mile range before a
recharge is needed. The device can be recharged in
four hours, have a powder coated aircraft alloy
steel frame, and will support 280 pounds.
This caused us to wonder why we haven’t seen any
around. It is made by an American company that is
headquartered in San Francisco, they offer a no
risk guarantee, and a decent battery warrantee.
We certainly don’t know, but would guess that an
electric powered wheelchair would cost a lot more.
Here is another video from the many on the website
about the Firefly.
Sounds to us like somebody made lemonade when life
handed them lemons. What a neat idea.
Comments are always welcome.