Electric-powered Trike Gives Parkinson's Victim New 'Legs'

The motor and battery cost about $600 and run for 20 miles before needing to be recharged in a standard outlet. The motor can drive the trike up to 23 mph.

Published: 07-Mar-2005

Eldon Olson has enjoyed an active life.

He was an avid skier and biker for over 35 years.

Then he was struck with Parkinson's disease.

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The novelty lies in that the battery power source for the motor is substituted by a fuel cell which, for its operation, only needs oxygen from the air and hydrogen contained under pressure in a small tank.

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