What if your wheelchair could tell you when it was going to need maintenance or when you needed a pressure release? Or what if it could drive you from point to point without you having to steer?
The Pyeongchang Paralympics run through March 18.
Q. At a recent SCI support meeting, I heard that long term use of an indwelling catheter causes permanent bladder shrinkage and that bladder spasms makes this worse. The discussion also brought up two equipment options. What can you tell me about these two products?
Check out the Ogo and other Segway modifications offering wheelers new mobility options.
The $4 million Mobility Unlimited Challenge will spur the development of assistive technologies.
Q. I’m 45 and a C6 quad for 17 years. I just read Tim Gilmer’s article on diabetes that mentioned a study saying people with SCI are 2.5 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than the general public. Should I get a diabetes test?
New grips, new shapes and new materials. Here is a list of some pushrim options.
A look at GlideWear for men and women - undies made for especially for wheelchair users to protect skin and reduce the friction and shear that cause pressure sores.
Q. Is there a higher incidence of cardiovascular disease in people with SCI? Are there specific risk factors and/or symptoms? Are there tests to check for this that I should ask my doctor for? What are the treatment options? Are there ways to lesson chances of developing this?
Q. How important are cancer screenings? Seems like I broke my back, so what else can go wrong?