About Bob Vogel

A wheelchair user since 1985, Bob Vogel is an adventurer at heart and has written about experiences ranging from scuba diving to hang gliding. He works from his Loomis, Calif., home where he is on his greatest and most rewarding adventure yet, being a dad to his 12-year-old daughter, Sarah, with the help of Schatzie, his German Shepherd service dog.

May 2016

A Closer Look at the Hands-Free Ogo Power Chair

By | May 17th, 2016|

With all the of media buzz, ranging from tech magazines to Fox News about the Ogo, a two-wheel self-balancing power wheelchair, I decided to give [...]

7 Fun Handcycle Options for Paras and Quads

By | May 2nd, 2016|

Handcycling is a popular sport for good reason. It provides a freedom akin to the feeling of gliding and allows for distant exploration, from neighborhood [...]

April 2016

The True Cost of Wheelchairs and Components

By | April 1st, 2016|

We looked at some of the expenses involved in bringing complex rehab DME from original concept to the end user.

Sticker Shock: Understanding DME Prices

By | April 1st, 2016|

At NM, we get a lot of questions about why disability equipment costs so much. With the current climate of shrinking insurance coverage and narrowing options, we decided to follow the money as far as we could.

Wheelchair Cushions: How a Flawed System Affects Cost and Quality

By | April 1st, 2016|

A high quality, properly fitting cushion is arguably the most crucial complex rehab DME product for people with SCI.

Para/Medic: Fracture Risk and Treatment Options with SCI

By | April 1st, 2016|

According to a 2005 research publication, people with SCI have a 40 percent incidence of fractures to the lower extremities.

February 2016

Epi-Stim: Open Up Pleasure Pathways for Paras and Quads

By | February 1st, 2016|

Bob Vogel reveals sexual performance gains for paras and quads in epidural stimulation trials

Para/Medic: SCI and Low Testosterone Levels

By | February 1st, 2016|

I’m always tired, have difficulty focusing on tasks and have lost enthusiasm for going out and doing my usual sports of handcycling and swimming.

December 2015

Help Protect Our Reimbursement Rights!

By | December 8th, 2015|

Starting Jan. 1, Medicare will make drastic reimbursement cuts as high as 30 to 40 percent or more on wheelchair complex rehab components — this [...]

Wintertime Fun Sport Options

By | December 1st, 2015|

Winter is here and Mother Nature is covering colder climes in her annual blanket of snow. With the right adaptive equipment mounted on skis, her [...]

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