September 2015

Happy 10 Years Mitrofanoff Anniversary!

By | September 9th, 2015|

It's funny how we celebrate various strange anniversaries after our accidents. A lot of people with spinal cord injuries celebrate the date of their injury. [...]

August 2015

Next Generation SmartDrive Receives FDA Approval

By | August 31st, 2015|

Max Mobility announced that the highly anticipated MX2, the next generation of its SmartDrive power assist for manual wheelchairs, has received FDA approval. For those [...]

Hands Off Our Legs! — Amputees to Protest New Medicare Rule

By | August 25th, 2015|

On Wednesday, Aug. 26, a rally protesting proposed Medicare cuts to the standard of care for 2 million amputees will take place at 2 [...]

July 2015

Driving a Robot, Alice Wong Meets the POTUS

By | July 31st, 2015|

Alice Wong is the first person to meet the president using a telepresence robot. Photo by Pete Souza. Disability scholar and advocate Alice [...]

President Obama Signs the Gleason Act

By | July 31st, 2015|

Former NOLA Saints football player Steve Steve Gleason demonstrates how he uses eye-tracking technology to communicate. It’s about to become a lot easier [...]

June 2015

What’s Cooler than an App Controlled Thermostat?

By | June 26th, 2015|

With Summer finally upon us, the heat is on. It's only June in Minnesota, and we've hit 90 degrees three days already. I have my [...]

May 2015

The Steve Gleason Act Passes Senate

By | May 4th, 2015|

Former New Orleans Saints football player Steve Gleason communicates via a speech generating device. The Steve Gleason Act of 2015 unanimously passed the [...]

A Sixth Digit Worn Like a Ring — Brilliant!

By | May 1st, 2015|

In March, Josh Smith, a recently paralyzed engineer, launched a successful Kickstarter campaign for the Sixth Digit, one of the smartest products I've ever seen [...]

April 2015

The Alivia: Possibly the Perfect Wheelchair Bag

By | April 25th, 2015|

The Alivia Bag by Wildflower NYC is one of the classiest, most well-designed bags yet to be made for a wheelchair user, and after being [...]

Freedom Flow: A Wireless Wonder to Empty Leg Bags?

By | April 25th, 2015|

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, [...]

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