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.

October 2016

Redliner Activity Monitor May Save Shoulders

By | October 11th, 2016|

The Redliner activity monitor may prevent shoulder injuries by alerting manual wheelchair users when they are pushing too hard.

September 2016

Companion Platform Lets Walkers Hitch a Ride on Power Chairs

By | September 14th, 2016|

Judi Chapman invented the Care E On companion platform because she couldn’t keep up with her husband’s wheelchair. Ankle problems had slowed Judi down ...

Easy-to-Use Wheelchair Luggage by Phoenix Instinct

By | September 9th, 2016|

The wheelchair travel gods may have finally heeded the prayers of wheelers frustrated by the difficulty of hauling luggage.

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 [...]

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