Thursday, December 5, 2019

Tag: Wheelchairs

Real-life ‘Iron Man’: Paralyzed surgeon uses standing wheelchair to perform surgeries

Published: September 13, 2017 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Dr. Chris McCullough of the Morristown Medical Center uses a $20,000 dollar standing wheelchair enabling him to perform five to six surgeries a day.

A better world for wheels on Google Maps

Published: September 6, 2017

More than 65 million people worldwide need wheelchairs. I became one of them after an accident eight years ago, and I discovered what it’s like to navigate the world on wheels.

New wheelchair provides opportunities for quadriplegic hunter

Published: July 18, 2017 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

The nonprofit Independence Fund gave Nels Hadden an all-terrain wheelchair Tuesday.

Nels Hadden may not be able to move his arms or legs, but he can still take down a deer with a crossbow.

There’s no magic spell or use of the Force, just the power of technology that lets quadriplegic men and women do things that would have been impossible years ago.

FreeWheel Wheelchair Attachment

Published: June 3, 2017
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FreeWheel = Mobility. Independence. Freedom.

Whether you have a rigid frame or a FOLDING wheelchair, the FreeWheel is your ticket to Freedom, Independence, and increased Mobility.

With the FreeWheel your wheelchair casters are lifted off the ground, turning your chair into a 3-wheeler, so you simply roll over any obstacle: curbs, dirt trails, grass, gravel, snow, and sand. No more wasting energy and slowing down to pop a wheelie.

The FreeWheel comes with all you need to set it up on your chair. The initial installation takes approximately 15 min., after that the FreeWheel clamps on in seconds.

u2mobility.com

Published: April 22, 2017
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We would like to invite you to join a group that will return something of great value. U2Mobility is committed to providing options that will improve you or your family’s life. We are committed to joining a group of people that are committed to assisting the disabled. Also we will try to simplify searching for and providing product, services, information in real time. Considering that much is involved on the back side of this business we will still strive to provide competitive pricing. When you join the U2Mobility family you have an option to be a part of the ever changing demands of knowledge based customers. We look forward to working for you and with you!

U2Mobility has over 30 years of experience in the mobility products.

Wheelchair accessible? Just ask Google Maps

Published: December 19, 2016

Google is relying on crowdsourcing to make the world more wheelchair-friendly.

The search giant has launched a new feature through Google Maps that lists whether a location is wheelchair-accessible. Available only in the US to start, the feature relies on users to answer questions about the accessibility of a place they visit.

The new feature could impact millions of people in the United States. There are 2.2 million people in the US who depend on a wheelchair, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

How to set up and track Apple Watch wheelchair workouts

Published: November 4, 2016

apple-watch-wheelchair-workoutsPeople in wheelchairs no longer get treated like second-class citizens when it comes to Apple Watch’s fitness-tracking features. With the recent watchOS 3.0 update, which brings lots of big changes to the fitness-oriented wearable, Apple Watch wheelchair workouts can be tracked after a quick and easy setup.

Part of Apple’s wide-ranging accessibility initiative, these new Apple Watch features make it possible to track wheelchair exercise just like you would a typical run.

Apple Watch’s wheelchair mode puts people with physical disabilities on a level playing field with other athletes — and it’s super-easy to use.

A Reboot For Wheelchair That Can Stand Up And Climb Stairs

Published: October 17, 2016

ibot-wheelchair-1Thirteen years ago, just as the United States began what was to become its longest war, a futuristic wheelchair hit the market.

The iBOT allowed paralyzed people, including many veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, to stand up by rising to eye level. It also did something no wheelchair ever had: climb stairs.

But even though users loved it, the iBOT went out of production in 2009 when Johnson & Johnson discontinued it.

Roll Revolution

Published: October 14, 2016
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RollRev.com

Roll Revolution is a hub for resources, tips and tricks to thriving and connecting after a SCI.

Roll Revolution will serve as a hub for resources and education on how to thrive and connect after an SCI. It will feature clinical, product and lifestyle tips and tricks, including first-hand advice from SCI patients.

“There are more than 12,000 new spinal cord injuries each year,” said Maegen Hurtado, digital marketing manager at Invacare. “By providing resources and education to let patients know they are not alone and that yes they can be as active as they want, we hope to shorten the knowledge acquisition phase during an SCI.”

Archer’s Challenge Has Able-Bodied People Use Wheelchairs to Highlight Inaccessibility

Published: October 11, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury:

chikage-windler-archers-challengeThis week, hundreds of able-bodied people in Austin, Texas, will spend the day in a wheelchair to raise awareness of the accessibility issues people who use wheelchairs and other mobility devices face on a daily basis.

The initiative, known as Archer’s Challenge, was started by 20-year-old Archer Hadley, who has cerebral palsy. Archer’s Challenge began in 2015, after Hadley was frustrated by the lack of automatic doors at his school.

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