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So far Alan Troop has created 11 blog entries.

August 2013

Motorvation: R.I.P. MV-1 (Now, How About a Vehicle That’s Really Built for Us?)

By |August 1st, 2013|

This tiny ultra-green Urbee isn’t accessible, but adaptive vehicle developers could learn a lot from its manufacturer’s design process. When VPG, the maker [...]

May 2013

Motorvation: New Choices

By |May 1st, 2013|

Entering the exhibit at the 22nd annual National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association conference in Daytona Beach, Fla., this year, I pause. The dazzling chrome and [...]

March 2013

Cure Research: Looking to the Future

By |March 1st, 2013|

“This is a big day. Twenty-six years ago my father made me a promise that there would be a cure for paralysis. Today we are taking a huge step to make it happen.” — Marc Buoniconti

February 2013

Roadtripping Made Easier for Wheelchair Users

By |February 1st, 2013|

Certainly some first-time road warriors might find the thought of a long drive daunting. But for those wheelers who feel the call of the road, [...]

February 2012

Inside the MV-1

By |February 1st, 2012|

At first glance the new MV-1 from the Vehicle Production Group looks like something designed and built by committee in the former Soviet Union. Nearly [...]

December 2011

Pickups and SUVs for Wheelers

By |December 1st, 2011|

Judy Hale Everett was willing to wait two years for a Suburban she could drive from her chair. On May 18, 2010, Airman [...]

November 2010

Tampa Bay: Florida’s Other Playground

By |November 1st, 2010|

Photo Courtesy of Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce Soaring up to 192 feet above the water as we cross the Sunshine Skyway Bridge — [...]

October 2006

Blue Ridge Beauty

By |October 1st, 2006|

In 1888, George W. Vanderbilt, one of the heirs to the massive Vanderbilt fortune, came to Asheville, N.C., with his mother, to enjoy the healthy [...]

November 2003

The Miami Project: Not Just About Cure

By |November 1st, 2003|

Steve Lindley, Miami Project Senior Research Associate, works with research participant Michael Rivera. Photo by Rob Camarena, The Miami Project. A visitor entering [...]

July 2002

Power (Assist) to the People

By |July 1st, 2002|

The e.motion is the only power assist system currently available in the United States. Once, the only choices aching wheelers had--to cope with [...]

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