The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association has announced that Courtney Boyll, a mother of three and third grade teacher at Moulton Elementary in Moulton, Ala., is one of four winners of its 2014 Local Hero Contest. Boyll, 36, was given the keys to a new 2014 Toyota Sienna with a VMI Northstar conversion during a […]
Four wheelchair users share how they took their ideas for better disability products to market.
Roman Castillo: The Drummer Inside Won’t Quit; High Fashion for the Seated Form; Hand-Free Phoning
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Last time I visited New York City, I was frustratingly reminded how tough the place is for wheelers. Besides the millions of walking people packing streets and crosswalks, Manhattan’s curb cuts are either nonexistent or in terrible shape. (If you’re lucky, there’s one useable curb cut at a major intersection.) Sidewalks are ragged and bumpy, […]
I’ve never met anyone who was excited about flying with a wheelchair. Between inconsiderate or poorly trained baggage handlers and the unknown horrors of the cargo bay, wheelchairs get damaged and wheelchairs get broken. A lot. Airshells, a Copenhagen-based company, is hoping to change that. Since 2005, Airshells has been offering European travelers the ability […]
These behind-the-scenes trends are potentially reshaping the mobility market.