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Freedom Flow: A Wireless Wonder to Empty Leg Bags?

Freedom Flow: A Wireless Wonder to Empty Leg Bags?

Emptying your leg bag as a quad can be one of the most vexing personal care tasks out there. If you have a leg bag, you probably don’t have the dexterity or ability to easily flip or screw the drain open. For a long time, that has meant having a friend or attendant available to […]

QuadshoX and Blumil: Kits to pimp your ride

QuadshoX and Blumil: Kits to pimp your ride

QuadshoX “If every car is manufactured with a suspension system, why aren’t all wheelchairs?” That simple question drove John Morris, a C4 quadriplegic, to invent the QuadshoX QX1 – an aftermarket retrofit kit that works as a suspension system for the rear wheels on tilt-in-space manual wheelchairs. Morris promises ease of use and functionality. “Our […]

Be Productive While Stuck in Bed

Be Productive While Stuck in Bed

Bedrest sucks. There’s no way around it. But thankfully there are more and more options to increase your productivity and happiness should you get stuck in bed for a long time (or if you simply spend a lot of time in bed). The Super Gorone Desk caught my eye as one of the better options […]

Wheel Comfort for Your Feet

Wheel Comfort for Your Feet

The new Wheel Comfort padded foot rest strikes me as the intersection of two of my favorite innovation-related maxims: “necessity is the mother of invention” and “Keep It Simple Stupid.” There’s a reason everyone says those two things and it’s because they ring true. The Wheel Comfort is a simple solution to the problem of […]

The KD Smart Chair Lives Up to its Name

The KD Smart Chair Lives Up to its Name

What if I told you there is a power wheelchair that weighs only 50 pounds, folds for easy transport and offers many of the seating conveniences most power chair users expect at a fraction of the cost? That’s the pitch for the KD Smart Chair, a new, exciting offering from KD Healthcare Company, and if […]

Quokka Bag: A snappy wheelchair bag

Quokka Bag: A snappy wheelchair bag

Finding a functional wheelchair bag that has adequate storage space, is easy to open and manage AND doesn’t make you look like an out of place high school student can be a chore. Every so often I get press releases for products claiming to meet that bar, and usually I find myself disappointed in the […]

Reinventing the Whill

Reinventing the Whill

Unless you’ve been living off the grid for the last few years, at some point or another, you’ve probably seen a social media post or read something about the Whill. It’s a mobility device designed by a team of former auto-industry engineers that aims to change the way people think about wheelchairs by offering a […]

New Track Chair Options

New Track Chair Options

Blaze your own Trax Last May we took an in-depth look at the emerging field of track chairs. If you missed it, or have no idea what a track chair is, think wheelchair meets tank: big, powerful chairs, usually with treads to help you conquer the most unforgiving terrain. Based on the responses we got […]

What Do Brella Bag and Snake Clamp Have in Common?

What Do Brella Bag and Snake Clamp Have in Common?

The Brella Bag I literally can not see out the window of my office as I write this thanks to a coating of rain. Instead of letting the relentless rain depress me, I’m using it for inspiration. Meet the Brella Bag — a hands free umbrella holder that could be the rain solution wheelchair users […]

The Touch-Free Sesame Phone

The Touch-Free Sesame Phone

When I think about facial recognition I think eye scanners and government surveillance, but if one Israeli startup has its way facial recognition may soon be changing the face — pun intended — of accessible smart phones. The Sesame Phone is a modified Google Nexus 5 phone that has been customized to operate using facial […]