Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Tag: Wheelchairs

A New Rule Means Some People With Wheelchairs Can’t Fly On American Airlines

Published: November 2, 2020 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

John Morris calls himself an “aviation geek.” He’s a frequent flyer who, in his power wheelchair, has traveled to 46 countries. His goal is to visit every country.

“I love air travel,” he says. From takeoff and to the way the engines cut off right before touchdown, “that joy that I get from that is just so incredible.”

Airlines damage 7,747 wheelchairs since January 2019

Published: November 25, 2019

‘These medical devices are essentially a part of a disabled person’s body,’ says US senator

Airlines in America have damaged thousands of passengers’ wheelchairs so far this year, according to new figures.

Between January and September 2019, US carriers reported having mishandled at least 7,747 chairs – an average of 29 a day.

Accessible Hunter creator inspires others to get back into the woods

Published: October 12, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

It was, for Greg Traynor, a moment of revelation.

It was autumn, his favorite time of year. And he was in the woods, archery hunting, his most cherished outdoor activity among many.

The sun was shining on his face, the leaves were a fiery mix of reds and golds and oranges, turkeys and squirrels and birds bustled about. In a few moments, a white-tailed doe would appear, and he’d take it with one clean, perfectly-placed shot from his crossbow.

iBOT, The Ferrari Of Wheelchairs, Offers A Lot More Than Just Mobility

Published: October 1, 2019

It may look liked a souped-up electric wheelchair, but CBSN New York’s Dr. Max Gomez says it’s so much more.

3-week wait for wheelchair repair shows system is ‘broken,’ says Toronto man

Published: September 11, 2019

Problem is province-wide, advocacy organization says

A Toronto man says he’s been left stranded as he waits for repairs to devices on which he depends daily, including his electric wheelchair.

Joshua Dvorkin, 44, is quadriplegic and has been using a wheelchair ever since a seizure caused him to fall seven feet from a balcony 14 years ago.

OmniBot – Rise Your Freedom

Published: September 1, 2019

New-generation robotic mobility devices for people with disabilities

Ink Master ‘Wheels of Art’ Challenge

Published: August 27, 2019

This challenge is all about the canvases. The artists get the chance to design custom wheelchair spoke guards.

Quadriplegic Man Uses His Face to Move Wheelchair

Published: May 22, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Jim Ryan was a pilot for 38 years but that all changed three years ago while on vacation in Hawaii with his wife, Isabelle.

Off the cuff: How I fell in love with my wheelchair

Published: May 11, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Don’t ever call me ‘wheelchair bound’. My wheelchair doesn’t bind me — it liberates me

The wheelchair represents many different things, depending on the beholder’s personal experience. Many is the time I have been acutely aware that my wheelchair makes me the living embodiment of that blue symbol that adorns bathrooms and parking spaces.

I hadn’t really given wheelchairs much thought myself, until 13 years ago when I fell from a tree and sustained a spinal cord injury (SCI), causing instant and permanent paraplegia.

This 91-year-old veteran created the first dog wheelchair, saving thousands of animals

Published: April 29, 2019

“Dogs, cats, snakes, anything. People fall in love with them. There’s no replacement. They fill a chunk of life that no other being can.”