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What Do Brella Bag and Snake Clamp Have in Common?

What Do Brella Bag and Snake Clamp Have in Common?

The Brella Bag I literally can not see out the window of my office as I write this thanks to a coating of rain. Instead of letting the relentless rain depress me, I’m using it for inspiration. Meet the Brella Bag — a hands free umbrella holder that could be the rain solution wheelchair users […]

The Touch-Free Sesame Phone

The Touch-Free Sesame Phone

When I think about facial recognition I think eye scanners and government surveillance, but if one Israeli startup has its way facial recognition may soon be changing the face — pun intended — of accessible smart phones. The Sesame Phone is a modified Google Nexus 5 phone that has been customized to operate using facial […]

Michael Collins

Everyday Advocacy: Driving for Ridesharing Companies

Should adaptive vehicle owners consider driving for ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft?

Gripability

SCI Life: December 2014

Drag Racer Marcus Culvert; grip assistance device; wind-powered beach buggy for wheelers.

Innovations: Smart Drive - Taking the Push Out of Pushing

Innovations: Smart Drive – Taking the Push Out of Pushing

Smart Drive takes the push out of pushing a wheelchair.

When Discrimination Happens to You

When Discrimination Happens to You

We all know that discrimination exists in the real world, but when it happens to you, it’s like a hard slap in the face. Here’s what happened to me recently: For years I’ve had Botox bladder injections at my urologist’s office. It was easy, low-stress and cost-effective. But when I called the office a few […]

SCI-Related Crowdfunding Update

SCI-Related Crowdfunding Update

Hardly a day goes by where I don’t receive an email touting an upcoming or ongoing Kickstarter campaign for some sort of SCI-related crowdfunding project. In just a few years, crowdfunding has emerged as one of the most popular ways to launch new products. I honestly don’t know whether this is a good thing or […]

Movi Redesigns Hospital Wheelchairs

Movi Redesigns Hospital Wheelchairs

Hardly an issue of New Mobility goes by without news of a fancy new wheelchair model, but when was the last time you went to a hospital or care facility and saw them using anything but the drab old steel chairs with the blue or brown slingback? The image of someone uncomfortably slumped over to […]

Your Second Power Chair: What You Need, How To Get It

Your Second Power Chair: What You Need, How To Get It

Getting your first power chair can be a demoralizing process — at best you get to pick the color. Even well-meaning therapists and providers often don’t know what to expect. Until you have used it for a while, you can’t know how a power chair fits into your life. It’s then that you learn what […]

Affordable Vans and Cars

Affordable Vans and Cars

Driving a vehicle is a daily occurrence for most people, and an activity that is often taken for granted. Driving provides a means of leaving the home to work, shop, attain an education, travel great distances or enjoy time with friends. But for many people with disabilities, the cost of driving can create what seems […]