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Levaté Wheelchair Lift

Levaté Wheelchair Lift

The top shelf of items at the grocery store is a known nemesis of manual wheelchair users. So tantalizing close, yet so often out of reach. But what if there was a way to change that? What if there was an easy, safe way to boost your chair a foot off the ground? Meet Levaté. […]

Lynx Grills: The ADA Grill

Lynx Grills: The ADA Grill

Summer is almost over, and for many that also means the end of grilling season is nigh. There’s just something about grilling hot dogs and hamburgers in the cold that doesn’t seem quite right. But grill-enthusiasts who don’t mind chilly weather and who also have deep pockets will want to check out the new ADA […]

Crytico.com: Yelp for the Mobility Industry?

Crytico.com: Yelp for the Mobility Industry?

As the purveyors of all things “Gear,” this week’s post takes a roll away from the product previews we’ve been doing to preview a new web site that hopes to change the way you chose your gear. Crytico.com, which launched its pilot phase last week, aims to become the leading website dedicated to reviews of […]

SoftWheel-Acrobat

SoftWheel Acrobat: Reinventing the Wheel

Like many wheelchair users, I am a huge fan of anything that makes my wheelchair look cooler and ride better. So you can imagine my excitement upon seeing the SoftWheel Acrobat, a literal reinvention of the wheel that could help smooth out some of the inevitable bumps we all face. The Acrobat wheel replaces spokes […]

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 […]