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.
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Ex the Exoskeleton?; Crowd Surfing on Wheels
Wheelchair users sound off on travel, taxis and e-vehicles.
When most of us become quadriplegics, we eventually see one thing happen — our paralyzed muscles begin to deteriorate, and that includes the muscles in our abdomen. This is when the “quad gut” rears its ugly head — one of the most unattractive aspects of having a cervical spine injury. What our bodies are doing […]
An amazing advancement has occurred in the driving world. A quadriplegic paralyzed from the shoulders down is driving a car completely on his own again, and this revolutionary quadriplegic is Sam Schmidt. Maybe you’ve heard of him. He was a rising Indy car racer was paralyzed 14 years ago while racing in the Walt Disney […]
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 […]
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 […]