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Reinventing the Whill

Reinventing the Whill

Unless you’ve been living off the grid for the last few years, at some point or another, you’ve probably seen a social media post or read something about the Whill. It’s a mobility device designed by a team of former auto-industry engineers that aims to change the way people think about wheelchairs by offering a […]

Wheelers Sue Hotels Over Inaccessible Shuttles

Wheelers Sue Hotels Over Inaccessible Shuttles

Three wheelchair users filed a lawsuit against a trio of hotel operators they say discriminated against them by failing to provide accessible hotel shuttle transportation. “For those of us who use wheelchairs and other mobility devices, it’s difficult enough to get around most cities when we travel,” says plaintiff Ruthee Goldkorn, from Los Angeles. “All […]

New Track Chair Options

New Track Chair Options

Blaze your own Trax Last May we took an in-depth look at the emerging field of track chairs. If you missed it, or have no idea what a track chair is, think wheelchair meets tank: big, powerful chairs, usually with treads to help you conquer the most unforgiving terrain. Based on the responses we got […]

Finally, a Wheelchair Cup Holder that Works

Finally, a Wheelchair Cup Holder that Works

Over my years of being paralyzed, there has been one elusive product I, or the companies making them, have never seemed to get right — the wheelchair cup holder. That’s right, the seemingly simple accessory used to carry our drinks while on a roll. I have been trying to find “the one;” the perfect cup […]

John Martinson uses a swingarm to load his chair onto his trike.

Motorvation: Motorcycles

There are many ways for wheelchair users to modify motorcycles and catch the wind once again.

What Do Brella Bag and Snake Clamp Have in Common?

What Do Brella Bag and Snake Clamp Have in Common?

The Brella Bag I literally can not see out the window of my office as I write this thanks to a coating of rain. Instead of letting the relentless rain depress me, I’m using it for inspiration. Meet the Brella Bag — a hands free umbrella holder that could be the rain solution wheelchair users […]

The Touch-Free Sesame Phone

The Touch-Free Sesame Phone

When I think about facial recognition I think eye scanners and government surveillance, but if one Israeli startup has its way facial recognition may soon be changing the face — pun intended — of accessible smart phones. The Sesame Phone is a modified Google Nexus 5 phone that has been customized to operate using facial […]

Michael Collins

Everyday Advocacy: Driving for Ridesharing Companies

Should adaptive vehicle owners consider driving for ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft?

Gripability

SCI Life: December 2014

Drag Racer Marcus Culvert; grip assistance device; wind-powered beach buggy for wheelers.

Innovations: Smart Drive - Taking the Push Out of Pushing

Innovations: Smart Drive – Taking the Push Out of Pushing

Smart Drive takes the push out of pushing a wheelchair.