Due to their electrical support, e-bikes offer an advantage that makes it possible for senior citizens and athletically inactive people to ride longer distances on any terrain.
In this research project, in cooperation with the company Biketech/FLYER, we want to prove that the e-bike can act as a facilitator by making it possible for seniors to use it as a piece of sports equipment thanks to the motor support.
The centrepiece of the project is the adaptive heart rate control. It allows the pedal assistance and the transmission to be adapted to the fitness level of the rider.
In this way, people with any fitness level can complete a training programme that is individually tailored to them.
Thanks to integrated route planning, the training programme is adapted to the rider's neighbourhood.
Doin so, the aim is to enable older people, but also people who are not very fit in general, to have easy access to tailor-made fitness programmes.