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A Q-and-A with Aubrey Allred: When Our Son was Denied a Wheelchair

A Q-and-A with Aubrey Allred: When Our Son was Denied a Wheelchair

The story of 2-year-old Crue being denied a wheelchair by his insurance company was picked up by news outlets throughout the United States and as far away as the United Kingdom. It shows the struggles that people with disabilities have obtaining the equipment necessary to live full lives, still, 25 years post-ADA. Following is an […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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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 […]

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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

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 […]

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 […]

Getting a New Wheelchair is So Not Fun

Getting a New Wheelchair is So Not Fun

Unlike getting a new car, house or pair of shoes, getting a new wheelchair is so not fun. You’d think it would be … the ordering, the anticipation, the new chair smell. But when your new chair arrives, you realize how un-fun it actually is. Reason being, it feels completely foreign. It’s too easy to […]