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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.

SCI Life: August 2014

SCI Life: August 2014

Priscilla Hedlin, Mommy Blogger; the Mountain Trike; Anywhere Charger Mat

Poor Seating May Cause Quad Gut

Poor Seating May Cause Quad Gut

When most of us become quadriplegics, we eventually see one thing happen — our paralyzed muscles begin to deteriorate, and that includes the muscles in our abdomen. This is when the “quad gut” rears its ugly head — one of the most unattractive aspects of having a cervical spine injury. What our bodies are doing […]

Say 'Sesame' and Steps Disappear!

Say ‘Sesame’ and Steps Disappear!

Imagine pushing up to a building where you’re face to face with a flight of concrete steps at the front door and no accessible entrance in sight. Then, with a push of a button, a section of the staircase slides back and is replaced by a wheelchair lift. Once you get to the top, you […]

The Firefly: A Motorized Third Wheel

The Firefly: A Motorized Third Wheel

In the unpredictable world of the Internet, you can never predict when a video – new or old – will go viral. Recently on Facebook and social media, a slightly grainy video of a woman attaching a motorized third wheel to her manual chair and then driving through a residential neighborhood has been making the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wijit: Crank Heaven

Wijit: Crank Heaven

Forget push rims, levers are SO in right now. I posted about Leveraged Freedom Chair, a low-cost, highly durable lever-based wheelchair designed for users in developing countries. We’ve also got the Wijit — a slick accessory that attaches to most manual chairs to convert them from being push-based to lever-propelled. From the press release … […]

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 […]