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Articles Tagged: Wheelchairs

RibGrips Wheelchair Handrims

Published: April 10, 2016 | Category: Links | Spinal Cord Injury:
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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 »

United Spinal Presents Free Webinar On How to Get the Right Wheelchair

Published: March 22, 2016 | Category: Featured News

United-Spinal-AssociationUnited Spinal Association will host a free webinar on March 31st at 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. EDT, on how to obtain a wheelchair that fits the unique needs of each person living with a spinal cord injury or disorder (SCI/D).

The webinar will be of value to both wheelchair users and clinicians. It will provide an update on the status of important wheelchair legislation and policies that affect people living with SCI/D. Continue Reading »

Standing Wheelchair Gives New Mobility To Spinal Injury Victims

Published: December 14, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) –– According to the National Spinal Cord Injury statistical center, 270,000 Americans live with a spinal cord injury.

But now, there’s a new device that gives people in wheelchairs the ability to stand.

The Tek Robot Mobilization Device is a Segway-like machine that allows people with spinal chord injuries to stand and move while upright. 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 »

Company surprises employee with high-tech wheelchair

Published: October 21, 2015 | Category: Featured Videos | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

WATERBORO (WGME) — A company known for its top-secret tanks is keeping its biggest and best secret for one of their own.

For the past four months employees at Howe and Howe Technologies in Waterboro have been secretly building a “Ripchair 3.0” for Tony Tulo, a salesperson at the company who is paralyzed from the chest down. Continue Reading »

Nonprofit Makes Halloween Costumes for Kids in Wheelchairs

Published: September 3, 2015 | Category: News

magic-wheelchair-1Magic Wheelchair designs and builds epic costumes that incorporate the child’s wheelchair and theme of choice

Ryan Weimer has been making elaborate Halloween costumes for his own kids since 2008. Last year, he decided to start Magic Wheelchair so that other disabled children could enjoy similarly intricate costumes.

Weimer has three children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a condition that confines them to wheelchairs. Continue Reading »

Artist Invents Tools That Enable Kids With Disabilities To Paint

Published: July 20, 2015 | Category: Featured Videos

When Madison was first diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, her doctor didn’t know a whole lot about the genetic condition. Continue Reading »

Wheelchair-equipped dog is candidate for stem cell therapy, adoption

Published: March 4, 2015 | Category: News

Bolt dog wheelchair-2WALKER, MI — Bolt, a two-year-old terrier mix, behaves just like any other dog at Kelley’s Animal Clinic.

When called or tempted with a treat, he rears his head, ears perked in interest.

Unlike other dogs, however, Bolt needs a bit of mechanical help to get around.

Equipped with a set of wheels mounted to his hind quarters, the small white and brown dog continues to thrive even after suffering an accident that left him without control of his lower half. 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 »