March 2014

U.S. Power Soccer Team Wants to Meet Obama

By | March 12th, 2014| If you have ever seen power soccer — similar to quad rugby but played in powerchairs with protective cages on the front — you [...]

NBC Sports Paralympic Television Coverage Outstanding

By | March 11th, 2014|

As an avid Paralympic fan for three decades and a journalist, I’ve been hoping the day would come when I could use the words “Paralympic [...]

January 2014

The Night I Was Called a Fire Hazard

By | January 21st, 2014|

Way on the other side of the world, a group of 11 friends made reservations and paid for a table at a posh Mumbai nightclub. [...]

Chicago Fights Fraud with New Disability Placards

By | January 15th, 2014|

To prevent revenue loss due to disability placard fraud, Chicago has instituted a new system that only waives parking fees for drivers who use wheelchairs, [...]

December 2013

Jeff Shannon Never Gave Up, Never Gave In

By | December 27th, 2013|

I just got the news about the death of Jeff Shannon, one of New Mobility’s contributors. Jeff and I got to know each other over [...]

Cool Adaptive Ski Glove Kickstarter Project

By | December 19th, 2013|

Bill Price is an inventor, entrepreneur, adaptive skier and quadriplegic with limited hand function. This combination is a perfect driving force that led Price to [...]

Adaptive Kite Surfing

By | December 12th, 2013|

In my ‘survey of one,’ innovations in adaptive sports equipment are perhaps the next best thing to an outright SCI cure. When I was injured [...]

Weight Loss and Wheelchairs

By | December 10th, 2013|

Mia Vayner lost 275 pounds when she switched from a power to a manual wheelchair. Pushing a manual chair is a great calorie [...]

Pieter du Preez, C6 Quad, Shatters Ironman Barrier

By | December 9th, 2013|

Barriers are a matter of perception and when they are broken, the impossible — as if by magic — is forever possible. Chuck Yaeger did [...]

November 2013

Dead Too Soon or Right To Die?

By | November 7th, 2013|

Tim and Abbey Bowers were expecting a child. Last Saturday Tim Bowers was paralyzed from the shoulders down when he fell out of [...]

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