Ian Ruder scours the web and wades through the press releases that flood the NM office to highlight new gear, gadgets and technology that could make your life easier.

June 2016

The Sospendo is a Hands-free Solution for Mobile Devices

By | June 17th, 2016|

As great as all of the advances in touch screens technology and mobile devices have been for the spinal cord injury community, they’re not that [...]

Fleximug: A Hands-Free Drinking Solution

By | June 2nd, 2016|

The Fleximug is an exciting new hands-free drinking mug aimed at solving the ages old problem of making it easy for wheelchair users to hydrate. [...]

May 2016

Help determine the future of the stair-climbing Scalevo

By | May 31st, 2016|

Wheelchair users almost blew up the Internet last week when news of the rebirth of the stair-climbing iBot broke, and now there is an update [...]

March 2016

Finally! An Adaptive CrossFit Wheelchair

By | March 15th, 2016|

Athlete Michael Mills has created the world's first adaptive crossfit wheelchair. Michael Mills knew he’d found a new passion when he discovered adaptive [...]

February 2016

Crafting a Solution to Help Quads Type and Use Touch Screens

By | February 19th, 2016|

Using his modified stylus, Ian Ruder can interact with touch screens. When we last checked in with our intrepid GearCrip (me), I was [...]

Handizap: The quad’s answer to touchscreens?

By | February 12th, 2016|

Touch screens are the future and they’re everywhere, and if you’re a quad with limited or no hand function they can be a conundrum. If [...]

December 2015

The Omnichair Can Move in Any Direction

By | December 3rd, 2015|

We recently featured the Whill and its potentially revolutionary new front wheels that allow for easier turning, but what if you didn’t have to always [...]

November 2015

20 States on Wheels: New Accessible U.S. Travel Guide

By | November 27th, 2015|

If you’re already planning that big road trip for next summer, or simply trying to decide where to take your next trip in the U.S., [...]

bTizzy: Etsy for Artists with Disabilities

By | November 20th, 2015|

Cool new disability-related websites are popping up all the time, but one to definitely check out is bTizzy, a new online marketplace and community for [...]

June 2015

Stairclimbing Wheelchairs: Fact and Fiction

By | June 12th, 2015|

The 2009 Galileo prototype shown in this screenshot was never fully built, and currently there are no plans to finish it. The intersection [...]

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