In addition to staving off pressure wounds, Wes Price’s bed lets him control his TV, lights and other electronics.

In addition to staving off pressure wounds, Wes Price’s bed lets him control his TV, lights and other electronics.

Truth in advertising seems about as relevant today as a trusty Sony Walkman or a rotary phone, but hearing users of the Freedom Bed rave about the independence it has brought them makes you think it might still exist.

“Thanks to the Freedom Bed I’m able to work, read, move around and do everything I need from bed,” says Wes Price, a C3-4 quad who splits his time between Oregon and Alaska. “It offers me almost the same freedom in bed that I have in my chair.”

In fact, Price found the Freedom Bed to be such a game changer that he bought a second one so he could have one in both his homes — no small feat when one costs upwards of $40,000. Price urges those who might be dissuaded by the high price tag to give the bed a closer look, as it offers a number of unique features that have been liberating for him and other users.

The Freedom Bed was designed by ProBed Medical to make it easier for people to reposition themselves and avoid pressure sores and other complications possible from spending time prone in bed. The bed allows users to program and adjust the exact angles and frequency of left and right rotations and then executes the repositioning independently.

Being able to rely on the bed for turning has been a lifesaver for S