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Letters: July 2014

Letters: July 2014

Adaptive gaming, Pete Seeger; Flying with a wheelchair; Track vehicles

FantomWorks' Wheelchair Accessible Muscle Car

FantomWorks’ Wheelchair Accessible Muscle Car

FantomWorks, a TV show on Velocity dedicated to restoring and modifying custom classic cars, has outdone themselves. No muscle car had ever been made powerchair accessible before, until FantomWorks. They’ve partnered with the Wounded Wheels Project to create a completely powerchair accessible SS Chevy Chevelle, and it’s guaranteed to make you drool. For a car […]

Para in Robotic Exoskeleton to Kick at World Cup

Para in Robotic Exoskeleton to Kick at World Cup

The FIFA World Cup generates tremendous global buzz every four years, and the 2014 games will be even more exciting as a Brazilian paraplegic will don a state-of–the–art robotic exoskeleton and take a kick during the opening ceremony. “The movements are very smooth,” said Dr. Miguel Nicolelis about the exoskeleton to the Guardian. “They are […]

Kefty — The Ultimate Wheelchair Workout Gadget

Kefty — The Ultimate Wheelchair Workout Gadget

Trying to get a decent workout in a wheelchair has never been the easiest. Devices exist, but they’re either too expensive or only usable by people with specific abilities. Personally, I’ve never been able to afford any of the good ones, like the thousands of dollars Vitaglide, or the wheelchair universal home gym that can […]

2 New Products: Black Tires and a Bathroom

2 New Products: Black Tires and a Bathroom

Black is Back Here As an admittedly vain individual, I can’t begin to describe how excited I am by Permobil’s new black tires. Using the slogan “Black by popular demand,” Permobil has announced that customers can now order the mid-wheel-drive M300 or M400 with black, non-marking tires. For the less vain (or smarter) wheelers, this […]

Accessible Electric Vehicles

Accessible Electric Vehicles

Three mini-cars are gearing up for wheelchair-using drivers.

Brianna Scalesse

SCI Life: June 2014

Brianna Scalesse; Wheelchair Fitness Solution; Treading North’s “Beautifully Gone Wrong”

Aaron Dysart demonstrates his driving system.

Motorvation: All About Hand Controls

Hand controls have evolved, allowing people with higher injuries to be safe drivers.

Permobil Acquires TiLite

Permobil Acquires TiLite

The worldwide wheelchair industry is buzzing after Permobil, one of the largest manufacturers of powered mobility devices, announced the purchase of the leading custom ultra-lightweight manufacturer TiLite. “We’re extremely excited and we feel very privileged that we were able to put this together. I think as a complete organization we can be stronger and fight […]

SleepSafe Beds for Kids

SleepSafe Beds for Kids

SleepSafe Beds have long been one of the better options for parents of kids with disabilities who require an enclosed sleeping situation. With the addition of a new manual-adjustable bed the company’s provided yet another solid choice for parents. The Manual SleepSafe Bed offers all the same safety and design options as SleepSafe’s other beds, […]