Electrically assisted bicycles

Philippe Lataire, Jean-Marc Timmermans, Gaston Maggetto, Peter Van Den Bossche, Jan Cappelle, Ju-jang Lee (Editor)

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Abstract

This paper reports on work performed at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel on Electrically assisted bicycles, first in the scope of the European E-TOUR-project, next in subsequent work in the continuation of this project. Three aspects of electrically assisted bicycles have been considered: the bicycles have been evaluated for commuting use throughout the city; the bicycles have been evaluated on a test facility developed on purpose at the university; a group of test persons out of the "ageing population" has been tested on a physiological-medical basis for evaluation of the benefits that a renewed physical activity with electric bicycles can bring. This paper focuses on the technical evaluation of the bicycles and the Human Interface.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-9
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Assistive Robotics and Mechatronics
Volume8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2007

Bibliographical note

Ju-Jang Lee

Keywords

  • electric assisted bicycle
  • E-tour
  • city traffic
  • health effects

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