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					Questionnaire:

This questionnaire is designed to know the voice of customer for the design of an attachable
handbike at the Edinburgh Napier University. If you do not have experience with attachable
handbikes, your help is still wanted.

When filled out, please send the questionnaire back to 40052830@live.napier.ac.uk .

Please tick the boxes where appropriate and add text when asked or where it feels necessary.

Thank you for your help in this project !



        1. For wheelchair users only:

        1.1 Which disability do you have?

                 Paraplegia

                 Tetraplegia

                 Amputation

                 Other, please specify: Click here to enter text.

        1.2 For low long have you had this disability (in years)?

        Click here to enter text.

        1.3 Which wheelchair type do you have?

                 Foldable

                 Rigid

                 Demountable (partly or fully)

                 Other, please specify: Click here to enter text.

        1.4 How much did it cost?

            Click here to enter text.

        1.5 If you do not have an attachable handbike, do you find it hard to get from wheelchair
            into the handbike?

                 Yes, please specify why: Click here to enter text.

                 No
2. Handcycling:

       2.1 Why do you handcycle (several answers possible)?

                  Rehabilitation

                  Fitness and fun

                  Competition

                  Convenient transportation

       2.2 How long have you been handcycling (in years)?

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       2.3 How often do you handcycle (please give number)?

                  If weekly:       ____ times per week

                  If monthly:      ____times per month

                  If less:         ____times per year

       2.4 Which type of handcycle do you ride?

                  fixed frame (not attachable to a wheelchair)

                  attachable frame

       2.5 Which seat position do you use ?

                  lying/recumbent

                  sitting upright

                  kneeling

       2.6 Which crank montage do you use?

                  asynchronous

                  synchronous

       2.7 Which cranks do you use?

                  conventional (short crank width, crank length between 170 and 190mm)

                  bullhorn cranks (crank width equal or greater than shoulder width)

       2.8 How expensive was your handcycle?

       Click here to enter text.
2.9 Where do you use your handcycle primarily (several answers possible)?

        on-road, please specify in which setting:

                mainly country side

                mainly in the city or village

                both

        off-road

2.10 Do you participate in competitions?

        Yes, please specify how often:

                yearly

                several times in 3 years

                less

        No

2.11 Do you think that handcycles have design flaws?

        Yes, please specify: Click here to enter text.

        No

2.12 What would you like to have improved about handbikes?

Click here to enter text.

2.13 What is the most unpleasant thing one experiences when handcycling?

Click here to enter text.

2.14 Are there any problems with handcycling that do not come from the device itself but
from environment (e.g. traffic, laws and regulation, public acceptance, etc.)?

Click here to enter text.

2.15 Did you ever have health problems from the use of a handcycle (e.g. pain in shoulder,
wrist, back, …) ?

        Yes, please specify: Click here to enter text.

        No
2.16 If an alternative drive (e.g. rowing or elliptical cranking) prooved to be more ergonomic
and efficient than conventional arm cranking, would you be willing to buy such a handbike?

        Yes.

                Please specify how much you would be willing to pay more for such a
                handbike: Click here to enter text.

        Maybe after a test ride

        No

2.17 How much should a handbike maximally weigh (in pounds)?

Click here to enter text.

2.18 How safe do you feel while riding your handbike regarding traffic and/or off-road
condition?

        Very Safe

        Safe

        Neutral

        Unsafe, please specify why: Click here to enter text.

        Very unsafe, please specify why: Click here to enter text.

2.19 How do you assess the public opinion and understanding of handbiking?

        Positive

        Neutral

        Negative, please specify why: Click here to enter text.

2.20 Do you feel it is necessary to represent handbiking more to change the public
understanding and opinion of handcycling?

        Yes, please specify how: Click here to enter text.

        No

         I don´t know

2.21 Where do you think should researchers and designers focus more in handcycling?

        Click here to enter text.
3. For attachable handbike-users only:

       3.1 Do you find it hard to attach your handbike?

               Yes, please specify why: Click here to enter text.

               No

       3.2 Do you use your normal wheelchair for your handbike or do you have an additional
       wheelchair especially for this handbike?

               Same wheelchair

               Additional wheelchair just for the handbike

       3.3 Do you have problems with the stiffness of the attachable handbike (e.g. attachment is
       too weak, steering is wobbly)?

               Yes, please specify which problem: Click here to enter text.

               No

       3.4 When using the attachable handbike outdoors, the tires and hand rims of the wheelchair
       can get dirty. Have you ever found that to be unpleasant or annoying?

               Yes, very unpleasant

               Yes, unpleasant

               Neutral

               No, I don´t mind

               No, I don´t have this problem

       3.5 While arm cranking, steering might be a problem because of the constant cranking
       movement, which can result in steering wobble. Have you ever found that to be unpleasant?

               Yes, very unpleasant

               Yes, unpleasant

               Neutral

               No, I don´t mind

               No, I don’t have this problem
       3.6 Road bumps, cobble stones, side-walk curbs and other road conditions can make the ride
       uncomfortable. Have you ever found that to be unpleasant?

               Yes, very unpleasant

               Yes, unpleasant

               No, I don´t mind.

       3.7 Would you buy an attachable handbike with suspension?

               Yes, please specify how much you would pay more for such a handbike:

                        Click here to enter text.

               Maybe

               No

       3.8 While cycling, the hands might lose the grip of the handle bars. Have you ever had
       problems with that and how unpleasant is it?

               Yes, very unpleasant

               Yes, unpleasant

               No, I don´t mind

               No, my handbike has a feature preventing this, please specify which:

               Click here to enter text.




Thank you very much for your interest and help in this project ! Your answers will be incorporated
into decisions for the design of the handbike.

Kind regards

Alexander Bergmann

				
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