Friday, April 16, 2021

Tag: Wheelchairs

Barbie introduces dolls with wheelchairs and prosthetic limbs

(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...

These Modular, AI Wheelchairs Can Watch for Obstacles Ahead

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...

Hoobox launches first wheelchair controlled by facial expressions

Brazilian start-up Hoobox Robotics has collaborated with Intel to produce an adapter kit that allows almost any electric wheelchair to be controlled by the user's facial expressions. The Wheelie 7 kit equips a wheelchair with...

How I fell in love with my wheelchair – Tim Rushby-Smith

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...

Making Tourism More Inclusive For All

These are just some of the common frustrations shared by people traveling with a disability, but according to Heng, traveling could be made a lot easier. “It’s about ensuring all links in the tourism supply...

Modified wheelchair that climbed Snowdon crowned at Remap awards

A modified wheelchair pieced together so that a campaigner could use it to climb Mount Snowdon is one of the winning pieces of equipment at the Remap awards, which took place recently. The “Snowdon Push”...
Casey Moore's Trackchair

David’s Chair opens the way back into the outdoors

Casey Moore’s withered right hand pushes the small joystick that thrusts a special wheelchair down a TouVelle State Park trail, with the chair’s tracks carrying him over rocks and thick grass. “It feels like I’m...

Gloves for Life

Enable Your Hands — Enable Your Life! These unique push gloves are designed to help quadriplegics and others with limited dexterity by making it more efficient and less strenuous to maneuver wheelchairs and to aid...

Specialty wheelchairs help athletes thrive

 TAMPA (FOX 13) - They are athletes who have faced more challenges than sports but there's a company in Pinellas Park giving them a competitive edge with the right set of wheels. Top End Wheelchairs...

Eye-Driven Wheelchair Gives Quadriplegics More Independence

For quadriplegics, life can be extremely isolated. Those without the ability to control their arms, legs or head must rely entirely on a caregiver to move, or even turn around, their wheelchair. One cause of...