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Your Second Power Chair: What You Need, How To Get It

Your Second Power Chair: What You Need, How To Get It

Getting your first power chair can be a demoralizing process — at best you get to pick the color. Even well-meaning therapists and providers often don’t know what to expect. Until you have used it for a while, you can’t know how a power chair fits into your life. It’s then that you learn what […]

Affordable Vans and Cars

Affordable Vans and Cars

Driving a vehicle is a daily occurrence for most people, and an activity that is often taken for granted. Driving provides a means of leaving the home to work, shop, attain an education, travel great distances or enjoy time with friends. But for many people with disabilities, the cost of driving can create what seems […]

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 […]

In Case You Missed It: Adaptive Tools and Technology

In Case You Missed It: Adaptive Tools and Technology

For each product category in the Consumer Guide, we’ve collected a handful of items that appeared in NM in 2014. In some cases the original article is longer, so we’ve provided the month, in case you’d like to look up more information: Tobii Eyemobile (February, SCI Life) For people with high-level spinal cord injuries, get […]

In Case You Missed It: Mobility & Seating

In Case You Missed It: Mobility & Seating

For each product category in the Consumer Guide, we’ve collected a handful of items that appeared in NM in 2014. In some cases the original article is longer, so we’ve provided the link, in case you’d like to look up more information: Smart Chair (January, SCI Life) Weighing only 50 pounds, the Smart Chair is […]

In Case You Missed It: Automotive

In Case You Missed It: Automotive

For each product category in the Consumer Guide, we’ve collected a handful of items that appeared in NM in 2014. In some cases the original article is longer, so we’ve provided the link, in case you’d like to look up more information: Chairiot Solo (June, Accessible Electric Cars: Soon?) The Chairiot solo is the first […]

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: My Top Four Products

My personalized best products list is drawn from our culture at large — in the order that I discovered them. One notable exception will be my favorite wheelchair, which I will not mention. It seems everyone needs something different in a chair. I drove my first hand-controlled car in the rehab parking lot. Soon I […]

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 […]

Levaté Wheelchair Lift

Levaté Wheelchair Lift

The top shelf of items at the grocery store is a known nemesis of manual wheelchair users. So tantalizing close, yet so often out of reach. But what if there was a way to change that? What if there was an easy, safe way to boost your chair a foot off the ground? Meet Levaté. […]

Two Wheelchair RV Blogs

Two Wheelchair RV Blogs

Ever dreamed of dropping everything you do, packing up an RV and just going on a long road trip? Read on to learn more about two bloggers living the wheelchair RV lifestyle. Rolling in a RV “Rolling in a RV” was started by Karen, a woman who was injured as a result of a hot […]