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08 March 2015

New specially adapted bicycle developed to help people with MS exercise

Hopefully MSers can get access to this equipment sooner rather than later!

A revolutionary new exercise system has been developed to help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) build muscle mass and improve their physical health.
Researchers at the University of Sydney Faculty of Health Sciences have developed a specially adapted bicycle which uses electronic stimulation to involuntarily activate the leg muscles to drive the pedals, similar to methods used for spinal cord injuries.
Usually people with MS, a disease of the central nervous system, have a less active lifestyle, and the researchers are investigating how those with limited mobility and extreme fatigue can get the benefits of more exercise.