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Articles Tagged: Mobility

Friendship helps spinal cord injury survivor tackle next challenge: learning to drive

Published: July 27, 2015 | Category: News

CONYERS, Ga. – Jimbo Boyd and Delorean Williams, who goes by the nickname “Bean,” are looking for a new set of wheels at R & R Mobility Vans in Conyers because in a few months, Bean, will be driving again. Continue Reading »

ReWalk Robotics Launches ReWalk 6.0: the Company’s Sixth Generation Personal System for Home & Community Use

Published: July 14, 2015 | Category: News

ReWalk Robotics Launches ReWalk 6This Version of the ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton Offers Users the Fastest Walking Speed, Most Natural Gait, and the Most Precise Fit of Any Exoskeleton

ReWalk Robotics Ltd., the leading global exoskeleton manufacturer, unveiled today the latest edition of its Personal powered exoskeleton system—the ReWalk Personal 6.0—marking the company’s sixth generation community use product. The ReWalk Personal 6.0 offers those in the spinal cord injured community the most functional exoskeleton system with the fastest walking speed and the most precise fit, among many other key benefits. Continue Reading »

Former racer, now a quadriplegic, to drive modified Corvette on Long Beach Grand Prix course

Published: April 16, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Sam Schmidtin Corvette C7 StingraySam Schmidt was in the cockpit of a black Corvette C7 Stingray as the car zipped across the pavement of a simulated road course while practicing for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach this weekend.

A warm wind was blowing across the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana as Schmidt accelerated out of a curve, speeding past a small gathering of onlookers, then receding into the distance.

The real action, however, was happening inside the car, well out of view to fans enamored with speed and the allure of his highly modified Corvette. Continue Reading »

New wheel design for manual wheelchairs eases physical strain for users

Published: February 24, 2015 | Category: News

Rowheels Rev1 Wheelchair wheelsRev1 wheels reduce the risk of injury for manual wheelchair users

After fracturing his leg and learning how difficult it was to maneuver a traditional wheelchair, Rimas Buinevicius formed a partnership with Rowheels to reinvent the design of the wheel.

With injuries mounting for manual wheelchair users, the Fitchburg-based company is looking to ease the ailments. Continue Reading »

Loopwheels for Wheelchairs

Published: February 19, 2015 | Category: Videos

Loopwheels: shock-absorbing suspension for wheelchairs. Extracts from filming about what people think of our loopwheels for wheelchairs. Continue Reading »

Robot helps quadriplegic man tour St. Louis Art Museum

Published: February 13, 2015 | Category: Videos | Spinal Cord Injury:

ST. LOUIS • A robot rolled into the galleries of the St. Louis Art Museum on Thursday. Continue Reading »

WHILL.us

Published: September 11, 2014 | Category: Links
www.whill.us

www.whill.us

With simplistic beauty and revolutionary technology, WHILL provides mobility in a versatile, stylish, and unobtrusive way. Be seen for who you truly are while traveling anywhere you desire. Continue Reading »

Pool Wheelchairs Go Down Teamboat Springs at Disney Water Parks

Published: July 25, 2014 | Category: Featured Information

Wheelchairs at Disney Water Parks. 2jpgWalt Disney World ® Water Parks make getting around in a wheelchair even easier. Thanks to mobile wheelchair lifts, Blizzard Beach’s Gondola at the Chairlift, and even the ability to take the wheelchair with you on a ride, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon ® and Disney’s Blizzard Beach ® let guests actually ride some of their famed rides and attractions with your wheelchair! Continue Reading »

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 »