Whether we use an ultralight wheelchair, power chair or handcycle, many of us have the need for speed.
As I write this, the winds are blowing fiercely and the snow is piling up like icy sand dunes — just another winter’s day in the frigid northeastern U.S. Winter always seems like the longest season of the year but in 2014, it appears as if this extreme weather will never end. Since I work […]
This time of year we’re bombarded with silly TV commercials trying to sell us even sillier gift ideas, ranging from Chia pets to underwear, potato chips and everything in between. This year, though, when I saw the ad for “the Clapper,” I thought, “hmm, that might actually be useful.” Wouldn’t it be a kick to […]
With a huge swath of the country covered by mounds of snow, it’s time to face a seasonal truth: for wheelers, unless you’re skiing or otherwise playing in the snow, dealing with the snow and the cold stinks! Big wheels caked with snow. Small wheels covered in dirty slush. All four wheels bringing snow and […]
From interactive features to Facebook pages to YouTube channels, this past year has delivered wheelchair manufacturer websites with more consumer resources than ever. Many of these sites offer a consumer-controlled multimedia experience, where from your computer, smart phone or tablet, you can access an astounding array of comparison shopping information on the latest wheelchairs. 1. […]
How do you handle the embarrassing situation when a stranger pushes your wheelchair out on the dance floor with your permission?
By moving a power wheelchair’s drive wheels toward the center and adding both front and rear casters for stability, maneuverability dramatically increases.
Here is a sampling of the cool, mobility-enhancing equipment that wheelers and clinicians were able to see, touch and experience at this year’s ISS exhibit hall.
There are a lot of injustices you come across when living life from the wheelchair perspective, notably the grand injustice of being relegated to the confines of a four, sometimes six, wheel-base. Sometimes, if you get used to the wheelchair-life, you don’t realize how incredibly confining it is until you get off the pavement and […]