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Health Restoring Cycles (HRC's)

My design combines the health boosting benefits of cycling into a streamlined design for sidewalk use.

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  1. Except from title and registraion 

The following are examples of these types:

  • Motorized wheelchairs 
  • Go-karts      
  • Gas buggies 
  • Golf carts 

And would be the first designs to be focused on. Both the motorized wheelchair and golf cart can be driven on wide open spaces. Gas buggies and go-karts may only be used on the appropriate paths. However if we take those vehicles or units, and redesign them with your health in mind. Then you won't only travel in a fun and enjoyable way, but you can also increase your physical health, emotional health, and self-esteem at the same time!

This redirection of traveling then results in less accidents. Less accidents means more money to be used on what needs to be focused on. And fewer careless driving incidents results in the safety of the drivers themselves being even better.

As I am sure you are all aware, each state has a police regulated speed limit. Going past the speed limit is both in defiance of the law, and is a blatant disrespect for the laws that will keep you safe! If I may argue the point, if you want to speed get yourself a NASCAR license through all the appropriate forms and agreements, then go to the racetrack and pedal to the metal to your hearts desire!

Secondly the shift from using gas and electrical only vehicles, to electric/"manpowered". Will allow people to physically enjoy the ride more. Not only will they be saving money, they will be enhancing their life by intelligent choices. And then those things will allow people to be free from obesity and will cause their lives to be filled with more laughter, Joy, and excitement!

2.Obesity in NJ

Describe who will use your solution (1,000 characters)

Anyone with a valid Drivers Licence/State photo ID and able to fill out and abide by the agreements. ID's are scanned and submited to the Police to verify authority to use the units.

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Initial Design - you are still exploring the idea and have not tested it with users

Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

Right now i have no team, i plan to start 3P Designs & Solutions. Where we make tools and vehicles for the immediate helping of men and women around the world. Made in the USA ONLY, with Products from 3P Designs & Solutions.

Size of your team or organization

  • I am submitting as an individual

Funding Request

  • $75,000

Rough Budget (500 characters)

I will use it to make a website, display advertising, and build the many items we will offer. $, $5,000 for parts, $777 for main tools to build the designs. The remaining would be directed towards a brick suite to build and offer the prototypes for testing and feedback.

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

In the pilot stage i would expand to a larger building. And begin road versions, test team in realtime conditions. Across the USA, an then in a colder climate. To be sure they would be safe with their rollcage, and custom bumpers.

Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

That would be determined by the age groups, skill lvls, and ability for the design to make the life of the users healthier and more enjoyable. That would be collected weekly by a link on our webpage. That I and those helping could use to determine how many more need made daily.

Sustainability Plan (500 characters)

Having the machine, health boosting tool on a sharing platform allowing it to be rented for short /medium/or long term. They could not be started without them being released and unlocked. Rental rates would be 3 hours/$7, 10hours/$9, Long term would be calculated with with those as base rates. Condition cleanliness fees would be used. A respected device after inspection would recieve no fee.

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Hi Robert P Tweed ! It's Jasmine, on of the online facilitators for the challenge this year. This idea sounds amazing! Are you planning to make this available only as a rental option or would they be available for personal ownership? Also with this model being available for sidewalk use only, how will it put a stop to speeding/ reckless driving fatalities?

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I would start it in a rental program, if in 3 months i had say more than 10,000 people renting. I'd include an option to own on the website i will establish. With the designs put into its frame and construction, it will have physical properties of science the will allow it to be operated properly. As it will only go a max of 19mph on motor, cycling it can go faster. Thus encouraging exercise which in my opinion is a better option than always bound to a car. An by doing so decreasing the amount of cars on the road at one time. Instead it could eventually be say 50% of drivers would rather use a HRC unit than be stuck in traffic. Wouldn't you agree that be helpful on both sides? To the peron getting healthier, and the driver not having to be in such a congested situation.

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Was i able to answer your questions Jasmine Comer?

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