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Articles Tagged: Mobility

World’s First Child-Sized Exoskeleton Aims To Improve Quality Of Life Of Kids With Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Published: June 13, 2016 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

A research team in Spain has developed the world’s first exoskeleton prototype to help disabled children learn how to walk and sustain mobility. Continue Reading »

All Wheels Up Wants You to be Able to Stay in Your Wheelchair While Flying

Published: June 6, 2016 | Category: News

The advocacy group All Wheels Up thinks you should be able to stay in your wheelchair while you are flying, if that’s your preference. To reach this goal, the nonprofit is pushing for federal legislation to allow it, and also will begin crash testing wheelchairs to ensure flying while seated in one is safe. Continue Reading »

Disability Motorcycle Aids

Published: May 25, 2016 | Category: Links

DisabilityMotorcycleAids.com

DisabilityMotorcycleAids.com

Rick Strand has passed, but we are ‘KEEPING HIS DREAM ALIVE’! In addition to parts, we are also custom motorcycle builders for handicapped and non handicapped riders. We focus on helping the disabled rider get back on the road with handicapped parts, bike modifications and custom builds and are building an inventory of disabled equipped motorcycles for purchase.

All of the parts that you may need to order or inquire about including handicap or disabled parts, please call us at 572-552-0090.

Watch a Driver With Quadriplegia Hit 152 MPH at the Indianapolis 500

Published: May 23, 2016 | Category: Videos

The technology has “promising humanitarian applications off the track.”

Sam Schmidt wasn’t one of the official drivers at yesterday’s 100th Indianapolis 500, but his speed record is still notable. Continue Reading »

RibGrips Wheelchair Handrims

Published: April 10, 2016 | Category: Links | Spinal Cord Injury:
RibGrips.com

RibGrips.com

Go Power – More distance per push Stop Power – On a dime

A wheelchair handrim designed by a quadriplegic veteran, RibGrips are perfect for anyone looking to push their wheelchair with more ease and comfort.

The ergonomic/responsive soft rib discs increase performance and decrease fatigue. RibGrips’ unique material offers longevity and 360 degrees of grip. Continue Reading »

Paralyzed Veterans to Receive Specialty Wheelchairs from ITC Employees

Published: November 10, 2015 | Category: News

Action TrackChairHunting, fishing and other outdoor pursuits are often out of reach for paralyzed military veterans. Soon, with the help of ITC employees, more veterans will have access to specialized all-terrain wheelchairs.

Through charitable contributions from its employees, ITC has raised funds to purchase nine track chairs from Action Trackchairs to be used by veterans from communities in Michigan, Iowa, Oklahoma and Kansas.

“I am grateful for our employees’ generosity toward this cause, I know many of us hold it near to our hearts,” said Joe Welch, chairman, president and CEO of ITC Holdings, Corp. Continue Reading »

Paralyzed man keeps busy driving for Uber

Published: November 8, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

Luigi GirottoLuigi Girotto has always sought out a challenge, the trademark of his active lifestyle.

As a triathlete, scuba diver, skier and full-time jewelry consultant, Girotto was always up to something, and when he felt his jewelry career had grown stagnant in his small village in Italy, he picked up and moved to New York City.

“I was 40 years old and I had a career crisis,” Girotto said. “Nothing was challenging me enough.” Continue Reading »

Life of “WHEELCHAIR BOUND” and “CONFINED TO A WHEELCHAIR”

Published: September 7, 2015 | Category: Featured Information | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

we are not confined or bound to our wheelchairs

Bond, ropes, captivity, the impossibility of movement and similar association are exactly what most people think when they hear the words “confined to” and “bound”. It is not wrong. Does then it make any sense to say that someone is “confined to a wheelchair” or “wheelchair bound”? No,it is absolutely pointless! Continue Reading »

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 »