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The Alivia: Possibly the Perfect Wheelchair Bag

The Alivia: Possibly the Perfect Wheelchair Bag

The Alivia Bag by Wildflower NYC is one of the classiest, well-designed bags yet to be made for a wheelchair-user, and after being given a sample to try out, I’m sold. The contemporary design of the bag shows Wildflower NYC knows we want to look good, and they are catering to our desire for more […]

Freedom Flow: A Wireless Wonder to Empty Leg Bags?

Freedom Flow: A Wireless Wonder to Empty Leg Bags?

Emptying your leg bag as a quad can be one of the most vexing personal care tasks out there. If you have a leg bag, you probably don’t have the dexterity or ability to easily flip or screw the drain open. For a long time, that has meant having a friend or attendant available to […]

Anthem Approves Paralyzed Toddler's Wheelchair, but Not Wheels

Anthem Approves Paralyzed Toddler’s Wheelchair, but Not Wheels

When their 2-year-old son, Crue, was denied a new wheelchair — twice — despite being paralyzed with spina bifida, Aubrey and Joe Allred waged a social media campaign to either prompt Anthem Blue Cross to do the right thing or to raise enough money to get Crue the chair he needs. The Kingsburg, Calif., couple […]

A Q-and-A with Aubrey Allred: When Our Son was Denied a Wheelchair

A Q-and-A with Aubrey Allred: When Our Son was Denied a Wheelchair

The story of 2-year-old Crue being denied a wheelchair by his insurance company was picked up by news outlets throughout the United States and as far away as the United Kingdom. It shows the struggles that people with disabilities have obtaining the equipment necessary to live full lives, still, 25 years post-ADA. Following is an […]

Coming Soon: Vertical Robotic Rehab

Coming Soon: Vertical Robotic Rehab

Improved versions of three different types of lower body exoskeletons are in use at various rehab facilities across the United States and throughout Europe.

When Rehab Becomes Recovery

When Rehab Becomes Recovery

Looking to the future and emerging e-stim technology.

Illustration by Doug Davis

The Cars in My Life

A love affair with cars is really a love affair with independence.

John Bevins loves finding, restoring and sharing his knowledge of amphicars.

Motorvation: Collector Cars

Wheelchair users can enjoy collector cars as much as anyone — with a few adaptations.

Permobil Acquires ROHO

Permobil Acquires ROHO

On March 24, Permobil announced its purchase of The ROHO Group, a global leader in wheelchair cushions, skin protection and positioning solutions for wheelchair users. The acquisition marks the next important step in Permobil’s strategy to become a leading healthcare company, providing innovative advanced rehabilitation solutions for people with disabilities. Permobil will continue operations at […]

The Tao of Mowing

The Tao of Mowing

I spent Sunday afternoon engaged in my most coveted chore: mowing my back yard, a small field wrapped around granite boulders, with my riding tractor mower. The trees, flowers, grass and weeds in my yard are in the midst of a springtime revival, sudden and exponential growth, and the grass was taking over my yard. […]