Re: TREADMILL WITH TACTILE BUTTONS
Hi. All the powered treadmills I've encountered (except for those in a gym) had arms on either side of the running deck and you can hold them to keep you in position. I've had no trouble in this regard. However there is one thing to keep in mind and that is the length of the running deck. If you have a long stride or wish to run on the machine then it is important to get a treadmill with a long running deck otherwise you will find problems with staying on. Also, all treadmills should have an emergency facility that stops the machine in the case of a mishap. self powered treadmills are a different animal though and it would be wise to be sure there are grip handles on the machine for your own protection. Walter.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Blaster Nil8
Sent: 12 August 2016 18:04
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] TREADMILL WITH TACTILE BUTTONS
I read an article a while back that compared treadmills for blind
runners. The control panel was a big concern, However, Staying
centered on the actual treadmill was the biggest problem. It's hard to
run holding on to a bar. Some people tied pieces of rope along the
machine so that they could get a feel for where they were on the
treadmill itself so they didn't fall off of it.
I'm not sure what has been done to make treadmills safe for blind
users, but I'd ask about that as well as the actual controls.
On 8/12/16, Walter Ramage <wpr@...> wrote:
Hi. It all depends on how much you wish to spend and where you are