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Two Freedom Chairs

Two Freedom Chairs

1. Freedom Chair: Play Sultan for a Day Crosswind Concepts designed the Freedom Chair so wheelchair users can travel across rough outdoor terrain and areas such as paths, beaches and parks. It may also double as an emergency evacuation chair to transport people up and down stairs. The 19 pound aluminum chair is the brainchild of […]

ACTION ALERT: Help Save the Wheelchair

ACTION ALERT: Help Save the Wheelchair

There are only two days left to team up with Kesha Pilot to raise $15,000 in support of United Spinal Association’s Roll on Capitol Hill. This event pours wheelchair users into lawmakers’ offices where they share real-life stories of what having access to a chair that fits right and works right does for them. Given […]

Israeli-Made Acrobat Wheel Absorbs All Shocks

Israeli-Made Acrobat Wheel Absorbs All Shocks

The Acrobat wheel is a brand new shock-absorbing wheel that’s changing the way manual wheelchair-users traverse terrain. These impressive babies do for the rear wheels what Frog Legs do for the front wheels. Created by the Israeli company SoftWheel, it features a unique form of suspension called “selective suspension technology,”  a three prong moveable suspension system […]

New Medicare Beneficiary Wheelchair Repair Survey

New Medicare Beneficiary Wheelchair Repair Survey

All wheelchair users know that wheelchair repair is essential to mobility, independence, and the ability to contribute to, and participate in society. However, some Medicare policies may restrict access to wheelchair repair services. It is critical that wheelchair users on Medicare have access to a supplier with trained and experienced service technicians and the infrastructure […]

This photo of an early Tankchair shows Liz Soden hiking around the Grand Canyon North Rim with her family.

Track Vehicles: Open Up the Outdoors

A decade ago the idea of a mini-tank/wheelchair was a crude dream. Today we have three to choose from.

Join United Spinal’s CRT Virtual Call-In

Join United Spinal’s CRT Virtual Call-In

This week is Complex Rehabilitation Technology Week. United Spinal along with other stakeholders at the NCART Conference are in Washington, D.C., promoting better access to customized wheelchairs. You can participate by contacting your members of Congress and telling them the right wheelchair matters here. Once you click the link, just follow the steps and an […]

Toddler Wheelchairs Let Kids be Kids

Toddler Wheelchairs Let Kids be Kids

Children with disabilities are denied so many opportunities and learning experiences when they can’t move around independently, which is why I’m so excited to see the recent development trend of toddler wheelchairs. Finally, a way has arrived to help these little guys to interact with the world. Why is this important? Kids with disabilities often […]

'Save the Wheelchair' Campaign Launched

‘Save the Wheelchair’ Campaign Launched

NEW YORK, N.Y.: United Spinal Association member Kesha Pilot, a 27 year-old wheelchair user and disability advocate from Hot Springs, Ark., has launched the Save the Wheelchair campaign to raise money to support United Spinal’s third annual Roll on Capitol Hill. Roll on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., June 22-25, 2014, is United Spinal’s annual […]

The Bounder H frame model can go up to 11.7 mph.

Innovations: The Need for Speed

Whether we use an ultralight wheelchair, power chair or handcycle, many of us have the need for speed.

Stuck Inside this Winter? Here are Some Ideas

Stuck Inside this Winter? Here are Some Ideas

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 […]