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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 […]

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 […]

Best of Gearcrip

Best of Gearcrip

We launched Gearcrip earlier this year on our website as part of NEW MOBILITY’S continuing effort to keep you, the readers, up to date on the latest trends, technology and products. In it, our Ian Ruder, a real life gear-obsessed crip, provides quick, usually snarky, but hopefully helpful looks at new and upcoming gadgets and […]

Jeffrey-Olander-3-D-Printer

3-D Printer Possibilities

Check out this report from WNCN in North Carolina — it hints at the possibilities of 3-D printing for wheelchair users. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has made all of its 3-D printers available to students for free. As seen below, that means creative students like Jeffrey Olander can now have an […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

SCI Life: August 2014

SCI Life: August 2014

Priscilla Hedlin, Mommy Blogger; the Mountain Trike; Anywhere Charger Mat

Rifton-TRAM

The Rifton TRAM

The days where standing frames were a paralyzed person’s only option for getting vertical are long gone. You can’t turn on the television or surf the net nowadays without seeing someone using or hyping an exoskeleton or taking part in standing gait training. But what if there was something in-between, something that combined elements of […]

Say 'Sesame' and Steps Disappear!

Say ‘Sesame’ and Steps Disappear!

Imagine pushing up to a building where you’re face to face with a flight of concrete steps at the front door and no accessible entrance in sight. Then, with a push of a button, a section of the staircase slides back and is replaced by a wheelchair lift. Once you get to the top, you […]