Thursday, November 14, 2019

Tag: Wheelchairs

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.”

Barbie introduces dolls with wheelchairs and prosthetic limbs

Published: February 12, 2019

(CNN)Barbie’s new looks could help fight the stigma around physical disabilities.

In June, Barbie will debut a doll with a prosthetic leg and another that comes with a wheelchair.

The new dolls are part of Mattel’s 2019 Barbie Fashionistas line, which aims to offer kids more diverse representations of beauty.

“As a brand, we can elevate the conversation around physical disabilities by including them into our fashion doll line to further showcase a multi-dimensional view of beauty and fashion,” Mattel said in a statement.

These Modular, AI Wheelchairs Can Watch for Obstacles Ahead

Published: February 6, 2019

Wheelchairs can’t yet be summoned via voice commands or connect with other wheelchairs to issues warnings about what’s ahead. Dr. Konstantinos Sirlantzis wants to change that.

Electric wheelchairs offer independence to those with mobility issues, but there are still limitations. They can’t yet be summoned via voice commands or connect with other wheelchairs to warn each other about obstacles ahead. Or can they?

Dr. Konstantinos Sirlantzis, Senior Lecturer in Intelligent Systems at the University of Kent, envisions a smart wheelchair future enabled by robotic plug-ins and add-ons.

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