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Innovations: Smart Drive - Taking the Push Out of Pushing

Innovations: Smart Drive – Taking the Push Out of Pushing

Smart Drive takes the push out of pushing a wheelchair.

Your Second Power Chair: What You Need, How To Get It

Your Second Power Chair: What You Need, How To Get It

Getting your first power chair can be a demoralizing process — at best you get to pick the color. Even well-meaning therapists and providers often don’t know what to expect. Until you have used it for a while, you can’t know how a power chair fits into your life. It’s then that you learn what […]

Stories of Invention

Stories of Invention

Four wheelchair users share how they took their ideas for better disability products to market.

Innovations: Emerging Trends in the Wheelchair Market

Innovations: Emerging Trends in the Wheelchair Market

These behind-the-scenes trends are potentially reshaping the mobility market.

Innovations: Ultralight Performance Components Like the Pros

Innovations: Ultralight Performance Components Like the Pros

The Glide Suspension Fork is the only fork to date that absorbs impacts from both horizontal and vertical directions.

The Bounder H frame model can go up to 11.7 mph.

Innovations: The Need for Speed

Whether we use an ultralight wheelchair, power chair or handcycle, many of us have the need for speed.

Three Easy Ways to Get the Most out of Wheelchair Manufacturer Websites

Three Easy Ways to Get the Most out of Wheelchair Manufacturer Websites

From interactive features to Facebook pages to YouTube channels, this past year has delivered wheelchair manufacturer websites with more consumer resources than ever. Many of these sites offer a consumer-controlled multimedia experience, where from your computer, smart phone or tablet, you can access an astounding array of comparison shopping information on the latest wheelchairs. 1. […]

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Innovations: Six-Wheel Power Wheelchair Sensations

By moving a power wheelchair’s drive wheels toward the center and adding both front and rear casters for stability, maneuverability dramatically increases.

Innovations: Carbon Fiber Wheels and Wheelchairs

Innovations: Carbon Fiber Wheels and Wheelchairs

When it comes to mobility technology, cool materials have often driven product innovation, from aircraft aluminum to titanium. However, while many debate to this day the merits of one material over another, one technology trumps them all when it comes to the ultimate cool factor: carbon fiber. Composite materials, commonly called carbon fiber, are nothing […]

Mark E. Smith

Innovations: Where iDevices Meet Mobility

Power chairs have always been tools of necessity. However, as technology and culture have evolved over the past 40 years, power chairs have increasingly integrated into our everyday lives. They are truly part of our daily wardrobe, so to speak. As a result, power chair accessories that interface with other gadgets in our lives — […]