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Bbraver-handrims

BBraver Handrims

Here at GearCrip, we’re dedicated to bringing you the latest, hottest tech and gear trends for the wheelchair using community. Today we’ve got something so new you can’t even buy it on its own website yet! GearCrippers, meet the BBraver handrim. The hot-off-the-press release promises “an innovative handrim that makes using a wheelchair more comfortable […]

Tek RMD Moving Standing Frame

Tek RMD Moving Standing Frame

A couple of years ago the Internet and media went crazy over a video of a young man using a streamlined machine that looked like a cross between a standing frame and a wheelchair to move around in a standing position. The product was the Tek RMD (Robotic Mobilization Device), and in news bits and […]

Airshells Protective Covering for Wheelchairs

Airshells Protective Covering for Wheelchairs

I’ve never met anyone who was excited about flying with a wheelchair. Between inconsiderate or poorly trained baggage handlers and the unknown horrors of the cargo bay, wheelchairs get damaged and wheelchairs get broken. A lot. Airshells, a Copenhagen-based company, is hoping to change that. Since 2005, Airshells has been offering European travelers the ability […]

Rifton-TRAM

The Rifton TRAM

The days where standing frames were a paralyzed person’s only option for getting vertical are long gone. You can’t turn on the television or surf the net nowadays without seeing someone using or hyping an exoskeleton or taking part in standing gait training. But what if there was something in-between, something that combined elements of […]

The Firefly: A Motorized Third Wheel

The Firefly: A Motorized Third Wheel

In the unpredictable world of the Internet, you can never predict when a video – new or old – will go viral. Recently on Facebook and social media, a slightly grainy video of a woman attaching a motorized third wheel to her manual chair and then driving through a residential neighborhood has been making the […]

Summer Fashion Time

Summer Fashion Time

If you read my last enthusiastic post about Permobil’s new black tires, you can probably guess that my fashion preference trends toward the minimalist, less-is-more approach. But 17 years in a chair have shown me that I am probably in the minority, as I am constantly meeting folks who love making a statement with their […]

2 New Products: Black Tires and a Bathroom

2 New Products: Black Tires and a Bathroom

Black is Back Here As an admittedly vain individual, I can’t begin to describe how excited I am by Permobil’s new black tires. Using the slogan “Black by popular demand,” Permobil has announced that customers can now order the mid-wheel-drive M300 or M400 with black, non-marking tires. For the less vain (or smarter) wheelers, this […]

SleepSafe Beds for Kids

SleepSafe Beds for Kids

SleepSafe Beds have long been one of the better options for parents of kids with disabilities who require an enclosed sleeping situation. With the addition of a new manual-adjustable bed the company’s provided yet another solid choice for parents. The Manual SleepSafe Bed offers all the same safety and design options as SleepSafe’s other beds, […]

Wijit: Crank Heaven

Wijit: Crank Heaven

Forget push rims, levers are SO in right now. I posted about Leveraged Freedom Chair, a low-cost, highly durable lever-based wheelchair designed for users in developing countries. We’ve also got the Wijit — a slick accessory that attaches to most manual chairs to convert them from being push-based to lever-propelled. From the press release … […]

New Offering from Comfort Company

New Offering from Comfort Company

The latest press release from the Comfort Company is all about “bony prominences” and a trademarked “Low Friction Zone,” meaning it can only be supporting two things: sex toys and/or wheelchair seating solutions. Since you are reading this, you can probably guess which one is right. The Vicair X-Series cushion line and GlideWear are the […]