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The importance of biomechanics to the design of different products (in this case a bicycle that can grow with the child as featured on Coroflot) considering muscle strength, age, user interface and torque.

 
Biomechanics is the science of measuring the amount of force put on the muscles and joints of people when working in different positions.

 
In other words, determining which positions make use of an individual’s muscular strength.  A muscle’s ability to perform is affected by the way it is used or another way to say it is the activity the muscle is performing.  The activity can be either Static or Dynamic.

 

Kids grow up fast. They can graduate from a push bike to a pedal bike in a blink, leaving you with a useless kiddie bike that needs to be rehomed. Unless you have a Miilo bike -- created to handle a few growth spurts.

Kids grow up fast. They can graduate from a push bike to a pedal bike in a blink, leaving you with a useless kiddie bike that needs to be rehomed. Unless you have a Miilo bike — created to handle a few growth spurts.

 

Designer Andreas Bhend invented the bike for kids between 2.5 and 7 years old. It can span that sort of time frame thanks to a flexible design. It starts off as a foot-powered push bike; the frame can be taken apart, flipped over, and put back together with pedals as the child grows up and becomes ready for more advanced biking lessons.

 

The design takes into consideration more than just the frame itself. The handlebars and seat can be extended quite a bit to accommodate a growing kid. Bhend also imagines creating 3D-printed add-ons, like baskets, that could be downloaded, printed, and attached to the bike.

 

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