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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 […]


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. […] Yelp for the Mobility Industry? Yelp for the Mobility Industry?

As the purveyors of all things “Gear,” this week’s post takes a roll away from the product previews we’ve been doing to preview a new web site that hopes to change the way you chose your gear., which launched its pilot phase last week, aims to become the leading website dedicated to reviews of […]


5 Ultimate Wheelchair Battery Care Tips

A power wheelchair is nothing without its batteries, as we know all too well. Most power chairs have two large batteries that require nightly charging while we’re sleeping, which by the way is the most practical way to go about getting our charge in for all of you noobs out there. There are a lot […]


SoftWheel Acrobat: Reinventing the Wheel

Like many wheelchair users, I am a huge fan of anything that makes my wheelchair look cooler and ride better. So you can imagine my excitement upon seeing the SoftWheel Acrobat, a literal reinvention of the wheel that could help smooth out some of the inevitable bumps we all face. The Acrobat wheel replaces spokes […]


A Wheelchair History of Disability in Canada

Researchers at Canada‘s Carleton University have unveiled A Wheelchair History of Disability in Canada, a virtual exhibit that explores the historical relationships between assistive technology, society, medical and rehabilitation professionals, and wheelchair users themselves. “Old wheelchairs tell extraordinary stories about the people who used them, made them and lived around them,” says Dominique Marshall, chair […]


BBraver Handrims

Here at GearCrip, we’re dedicated to bringing you the latest, hottest tech and gear trends for the wheelchair using community. Today we’ve got something so new you can’t even buy it on its own website yet! GearCrippers, meet the BBraver handrim. The hot-off-the-press release promises “an innovative handrim that makes using a wheelchair more comfortable […]

Tek RMD Moving Standing Frame

Tek RMD Moving Standing Frame

A couple of years ago the Internet and media went crazy over a video of a young man using a streamlined machine that looked like a cross between a standing frame and a wheelchair to move around in a standing position. The product was the Tek RMD (Robotic Mobilization Device), and in news bits and […]

Innovations: Emerging Trends in the Wheelchair Market

Innovations: Emerging Trends in the Wheelchair Market

These behind-the-scenes trends are potentially reshaping the mobility market.