RSSAuthor Archive for 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.

Handcycle Team Aims for RAAM World Record

Handcycle Team Aims for RAAM World Record

Two paraplegic handcyclists are headed for the RAAM finish line and a place in history, 3021 miles away.

Illegally Parked Cars Get Ultimate Prank

Illegally Parked Cars Get Ultimate Prank

Have you ever searched for an accessible parking spot only to find a vehicle illegally parked there? If so, then this Brazilian video of illegally parked cars getting the ultimate prank should bring a smile to your day. Disclaimer: This absolutely falls into the “This would cool to do but DO NOT DO THIS!!!” category. […]

SCI and Your Immune System

SCI and Your Immune System

Researchers find what links autonomic dysreflexia to your immune system — and how you can benefit.

Bob Vogel

Para/Medic: Healthy Bones

Osteoporosis works differently in people with SCI than in the general population. Here are some dos and don’ts for healthy bones.

Sean Rose: Kite-Skiing Across Europe’s Largest Ice-Cap

Sean Rose: Kite-Skiing Across Europe’s Largest Ice-Cap

On March 29, Sean Rose, a paraplegic kite skier, attempted to become the first paraplegic to kite-ski across the Vatnajökull icecap in Iceland — at several hundred kilometers wide it is the largest ice cap in Europe. For the first three days the journey went perfectly, but then he was struck with a serious urinary […]

Kickstarter Project: Real Roles for Disabled Actors

Kickstarter Project: Real Roles for Disabled Actors

Although the roles for disabled actors in television and film are starting to appear here and there, the media still has a long way to go — it is still rare when they get it right. Too often, the industry falls back on tired, stereotypical portrayals of “inspiration,” “overcoming the odds,” “angry, bitter villain” or […]

Bob Vogel

Para/Medic: Peristeen: New Option for Bowel Management

Use of Peristeen can reduce bowel accidents, prevent constipation and reduce UTIs.

The Cybathlon: A Powered Adaptive Device Competition

The Cybathlon: A Powered Adaptive Device Competition

When I first read about the Cybathlon Competition that will take place on Oct. 8, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland, I thought it was an Onion article. But I checked it out, and the powered adaptive device competition is legit, and sounds ultra cool. Motherboard calls it the Bionics Olympics while Slate says it’s “awesome,” and […]

Kickstarter Project: Horizon Trike

Kickstarter Project: Horizon Trike

In the very cool department, Outrider USA, an ultralight adventure vehicle company, has created the Horizon Trike — a full-suspension on-road/off-road battery powered adaptive trike.  The idea for the Horizon started a year ago when Christopher Wenner, an adventurer, Ph.D, and quadriplegic contacted the folks at Outrider and shared his vision of building an electric […]

Sip-and-Puff Sailor Crossing Indian Ocean

Sip-and-Puff Sailor Crossing Indian Ocean

After eight days at sea, British sip-and-puff sailor Hilary Lister, 42, is nearing the coast of Oman. Lister, 42, has undertaken an 800 nautical mile crossing of the Indian ocean from Mumbai, India to Muscat, Oman on a 28-foot trimaran sailboat controlled by a sip-and-puff system. Upon completion she will be the first quadriplegic to […]