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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 […]

Starla Hilliard-Barnes' Playground Project

Starla Hilliard-Barnes’ Playground Project

If you saw her perched atop a horse or in her four-by-four vehicle, you would never know Starla Hilliard-Barnes was paralyzed. A T4 paraplegic whose vertebrae from the T2 level to T8 was completely crushed in a hit and run motorcycle accident in 2009, Hilliard-Barnes has only been a wheelchair-user for five years. But if […]

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5 Ultimate Wheelchair Battery Care Tips

A power wheelchair is nothing without its batteries, as we know all too well. Most power chairs have two large batteries that require nightly charging while we’re sleeping, which by the way is the most practical way to go about getting our charge in for all of you noobs out there. There are a lot […]

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 […]

Stop Sending Disabled Kids to "Special Land"

Stop Sending Disabled Kids to “Special Land”

Kids head back to school this week bursting with stories about their summer fun — swimming, hiking, biking, roasting marshmallows around the fire, telling ghost stories during camping trips. You have to wonder, though — do disabled kids have as many stories to tell or did they spend most of their summer indoors, in front […]

6 Safety Products Every Wheeler Should Have

6 Safety Products Every Wheeler Should Have

When you use a wheelchair, you’re considered more vulnerable than the average person, and there are people who will take advantage of you. This is exactly why you must always think about safety — you never know who may view you as an easy mark. Here are some products to help you stay safe: 1. […]

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 […]

Where are the disabled in TV ads?

Where are the disabled in TV ads?

A friend tells me I go out of my way to make things harder for myself, so when I recently needed a new washing machine, I purchased a front-loader. Believe me, it makes doing laundry almost bearable. So, if it works for me, wouldn’t many others benefit — disabled and non-disabled alike (i.e., short and […]

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Robin Williams, Depression and SCI

Robin Williams’ battle with depression was not news to those of us who are fans. Although mind boggling to some, most brilliant minds carry the traits of both extremes — exuberance and despair — Williams was no different. The criticism on his suicide has, however, left me saddened. How can we judge? We never know […]

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 […]