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Articles Tagged: Mobility

InvoTek receives $175,000 grant for ‘handcycling’ project

Published: July 22, 2014 | Category: News

Grant Will Fund Development of Quad Rider – A Gear and Braking Device that Helps People with Disabilities Operate a Handcycle Safely

Alma, Ark. – July 22, 2014 – InvoTek, Inc., a research and development company in Alma, Arkansas, recently received a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institutes of Health.  The grant will fund the development of technology to enable thousands of people with high level spinal cord injury the opportunity to enjoy the health benefits of handcycling. Continue Reading »

Kite-driven buggy to aid people with disabilities

Published: July 22, 2014 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

epac0723buggy1Since sustaining a severe spinal cord injury in 2011, Skye Parker has been looking for ways to experience the outdoors again in a way that is actually appealing to him.

As a former kite surfer and somebody interested in things of that nature, this has manifested itself in the form of the Spider Crab, a kite buggy he designed to be used by people with disabilities.

Parker has spent the past year designing and refining this vehicle and is currently fundraising to build it. Continue Reading »

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Published: July 3, 2014 | Category: Links
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Track Chair Ripchair 3.0 The Ultimate Tracked Chair For Sale

Developed by Howe and Howe Technologies, Ripchair 3.0 is the ultimate off road chair.  It’s the only off road setup that accepts your existing chair. Essentially, Ripchair is the ultimate powerchair upgrade. Each Ripchair is completely customizable, from hand controls to extras such as cup holders, gun racks, fishing rod holders and storage compartments.

For sale now call 1-207-247-2777 Continue Reading »

A Paralyzed Hedgehog Gets Wheels, And Life Is Forever Changed!

Published: June 9, 2014 | Category: Videos

No creature is ever too small to ignore. Continue Reading »

Quadriplegic Sam Schmidt Drives 106 MPH During 2014 Indy 500 Race Week with OptiTrack Motion Capture Technology

Published: June 2, 2014 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Quadriplegic Sam Schmidt Drives 106 MPHCORVALLIS, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Former Indy Racing League driver and quadriplegic Sam Schmidt got behind the wheel several times during race week for the 2014 Indianapolis 500, which kicked off May 18, 2014. Schmidt started off the week completing two warm-up and four qualifying laps on Pole Day in a modified 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray controlled by his head using OptiTrack motion capture technology. Schmidt’s trip around the track maxed out at speeds of 80 miles per hour and marked his first laps on a professional raceway since a 2000 crash at Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando left him paralyzed. He also served as the ceremonial pace car for the Indy Lights Freedom 100 on Carb Day, and on Monday following the Indy 500, Schmidt went at it again, this time topping speeds of 106 miles per hour. Continue Reading »

Sailing a lifesaver for record-breaking quadriplegic yachtswoman Hilary Lister

Published: May 6, 2014 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

British quadriplegic sailor Hilary Lister is paralyzed from the neck down but, despite her disability, sails using three straws and has undertaken a litany of challenges.

(CNN) — Hilary Lister had had the difficult conversation with her husband — a few times in fact. The quadriplegic had finally made the decision to end her life, had prepared to say goodbyes to Clifford and the rest of her family.

“It got to a point where I evaluated my life,” Lister told CNN. “I had to decide whether the space that I take up on the sofa [which unable to move she had done for hours and days on end] was still worth inhabiting.

“I came to the conclusion it wasn’t. I was at a very, very low point.

“I knew if and when my condition got any worse I would end my life. That was a decision myself and my husband were both aware of. You don’t make that decision on your own, you have to prepare yourself.” Continue Reading »

IndyCar owner Sam Schmidt chosen to unveil innovative hand, foot-free Corvette

Published: May 5, 2014 | Category: Featured News | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Sam SchmidtHENDERSON, Nev. – A 1999 IndyCar sits inside Sam Schmidt’s Las Vegas-area home. One day, Schmidt, who is a quadriplegic, hopes to drive it again. The notion is not as far-fetched as it might seem.

Schmidt already has started driving a passenger car again. He will get to publicly display his prowess later this month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when he helps unveil an innovative technological achievement.

A black 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray has been fitted with advanced electronics and a human-to-machine interface to allow people with disabilities similar to Schmidt’s to drive solo. Continue Reading »

Utah Prom Queen Gives Crown to Special Needs Student

Published: April 21, 2014 | Category: Featured Videos | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Vote for Kendra Muller: May is Mobility Awareness month! Please vote every day, you can get two votes a day by answering a easy question. The prize is a wheelchair accessible van. The contest goes till May 9th. Click here to vote! Continue Reading »

Man’s idea for big wheels lets him hit the sand rolling

Published: April 13, 2014 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

The Sand RiderVIRGINIA BEACH Bill Fertig struggled with beach vacations for years. A motorcycle wreck 14 years ago left him a paraplegic. On a trip to Nags Head one summer, Fertig relied on a cumbersome wheelchair that even the strongest member of his family could barely push through the sand.

Fertig stayed back at the house so he wouldn’t be a burden while everyone played near the water.

Frustration fueled his desire to invent a new, lightweight, manageable sand wheelchair. Continue Reading »

The Upsee by Firefly

Published: April 2, 2014 | Category: Featured Videos

Our products make lives better. Firefly is about special needs family participation, helping more children take part in special family moments. Continue Reading »