December 2020

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Adaptive products and adaptive lifestyles go hand in hand. Our annual Consumer Guide shows you the tech — and the techniques — for living fully on wheels.

TECHNOLOGY
The smarter technology gets, the more overwhelming it is. But the right products and setups put you back in control of your home and hobbies. Mike Franz offers some choices to get you started.

TOOLS
Sometimes the most useful gadget is also the simplest one with the least moving parts. Engineer Stefan Henry shares his strategies for finding the best tools to make everyday life smoother and more enjoyable.

FITNESS AND SPORTS
Get fit without breaking the bank. Ben Clark draws on his 10 years of experience creating YouTube adaptive fitness videos and budget-friendly workout solutions.

HEALTH
There’s more to a healthy lifestyle as a wheelchair user than doctor visits and prescriptions. Kristina Rhodes offers mindful, alternative solutions to boost your body’s baselines and help you feel your best.

MOBILITY & SEATING
With almost 40 years of experience in and around the mobility industry, Bob Vogel knows which accessories and add-ons improve our chair’s performance while reducing wear and tear on our bodies.

AUTOMOTIVE
Take back the road with an accessible vehicle that makes you happy. Randall Duchesneau tells how he relearned to drive, chose his ride and made it his own. Yes, minivans can be cool.

MEDIA
It’s easier than ever to take a shot at becoming a social media star or simply to produce your story for an online audience. Broadcaster Paul Amadeus Lane recommends affordable, professional gear to get you started.