Pictured here is a design by Shabtai Hirshberg for a tricycle for handicapped children. He points out that the design “allows independent use, encouraging sport activities from a fun perspective, while providing rehabilitation solutions.”
I mentioned a concept bike for the Dutch fashion brand GSUS in a past post. That bike never made it to production, but Roel van Huer designed a GSUS bike in collaboration with Urban Bike Concepts that is now for sale. See more here if you are interested.
I think I may have posted something about Florin’s bike for the K-Explora design contest, but I am not sure. His concept is an “organic bicycle” which he explains a bit in his project description:
“In an era of genetic engineering and nanotechnologies it seems possible to construct a bio-bicycle in the form and the project conception. Then, the frame of the bio-bicycle will be an organic structure formed by “bones” which will give the resistance, “muscles, ligaments, tendons” which will give the shape, the consistence and the elasticity of the most evolved suspension systems, “nervous system” which will ensure that all the component elements will function and interact with the environment, and “skin” which will be the protective layer of this artificial organism. The creation of these organic-frames and of the bio-bicycle will be realized by the user himself, which will be able to supervise the “grow-up process” and who will put the mark of his personality on the bike he desires. Thus the “organic bicycle” will anticipate the intentions, will correct the mistakes and will decrease the effort of the user, totally adapting itself to the user’s needs. “
This one is not a submission, but I will mention this Sky Yaeger interview on Cycloculture that I found via Cyclelicious. She talks about her design philosophy and about the future of the industry, so I think that you will all enjoy the interview.