Chairs mounted on wheels and designed to be propelled by the occupant.
A system in which the functions of the man and the machine are interrelated and necessary for the operation of the system.
Severe or complete loss of motor function in the lower extremities and lower portions of the trunk. This condition is most often associated with SPINAL CORD DISEASES, although BRAIN DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES; and MUSCULAR DISEASES may also cause bilateral leg weakness.
Designs for approaching areas inside or outside facilities.
Methods of creating machines and devices.
Any method of measuring the amount of work done by an organism, usually during PHYSICAL EXERTION. Ergometry also includes measures of power. Some instruments used in these determinations include the hand crank and the bicycle ergometer.
Devices that control the supply of electric current for running electrical equipment.
Severe or complete loss of motor function in all four limbs which may result from BRAIN DISEASES; SPINAL CORD DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES; or rarely MUSCULAR DISEASES. The locked-in syndrome is characterized by quadriplegia in combination with cranial muscle paralysis. Consciousness is spared and the only retained voluntary motor activity may be limited eye movements. This condition is usually caused by a lesion in the upper BRAIN STEM which injures the descending cortico-spinal and cortico-bulbar tracts.
Penetrating and non-penetrating injuries to the spinal cord resulting from traumatic external forces (e.g., WOUNDS, GUNSHOT; WHIPLASH INJURIES; etc.).
Devices, not affixed to the body, designed to help persons having musculoskeletal or neuromuscular disabilities to perform activities involving movement.
Persons with physical or mental disabilities that affect or limit their activities of daily living and that may require special accommodations.
One of three bones that make up the coxal bone of the pelvic girdle. In tetrapods, it is the part of the pelvis that projects backward on the ventral side, and in primates, it bears the weight of the sitting animal.
An ulceration caused by prolonged pressure on the SKIN and TISSUES when one stays in one position for a long period of time, such as lying in bed. The bony areas of the body are the most frequently affected sites which become ischemic (ISCHEMIA) under sustained and constant pressure.
Walking aids generally having two handgrips and four legs.
A game played by two or four players with rackets and an elastic ball on a level court divided by a low net.
The science of designing, building or equipping mechanical devices or artificial environments to the anthropometric, physiological, or psychological requirements of the people who will use them.
Sports performed on a track, field, or arena and including running events and other competitions, such as the pole vault, shot put, etc.
A competitive team sport played on a rectangular court having a raised basket at each end.
Sticks used as walking aids. The canes may have three or four prongs at the end of the shaft.
Mechanical ascending and descending devices which convey objects and/or people.
Freedom of equipment from actual or potential hazards.
Part of the body in humans and primates where the arms connect to the trunk. The shoulder has five joints; ACROMIOCLAVICULAR joint, CORACOCLAVICULAR joint, GLENOHUMERAL joint, scapulathoracic joint, and STERNOCLAVICULAR joint.
The properties, processes, and behavior of biological systems under the action of mechanical forces.
The upkeep of property or equipment.
Activities or games, usually involving physical effort or skill. Reasons for engagement in sports include pleasure, competition, and/or financial reward.
An increase in the rate of speed.
The application of electronic, computerized control systems to mechanical devices designed to perform human functions. Formerly restricted to industry, but nowadays applied to artificial organs controlled by bionic (bioelectronic) devices, like automated insulin pumps and other prostheses.
Biological actions and functions of the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM.
Wooden or metal staffs designed to aid a person in walking. (UMDNS,1999)
Movement or the ability to move from one place or another. It can refer to humans, vertebrate or invertebrate animals, and microorganisms.
AUTOMOBILES, trucks, buses, or similar engine-driven conveyances. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
The region of the upper limb in animals, extending from the deltoid region to the HAND, and including the ARM; AXILLA; and SHOULDER.
Severe or complete loss of motor function on one side of the body. This condition is usually caused by BRAIN DISEASES that are localized to the cerebral hemisphere opposite to the side of weakness. Less frequently, BRAIN STEM lesions; cervical SPINAL CORD DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; and other conditions may manifest as hemiplegia. The term hemiparesis (see PARESIS) refers to mild to moderate weakness involving one side of the body.
The superior part of the upper extremity between the SHOULDER and the ELBOW.
The performance of the basic activities of self care, such as dressing, ambulation, or eating.
Techniques using energy such as radio frequency, infrared light, laser light, visible light, or acoustic energy to transfer information without the use of wires, over both short and long distances.
Private, not-for-profit hospitals that are autonomous, self-established, and self-supported.
A system containing any combination of computers, computer terminals, printers, audio or visual display devices, or telephones interconnected by telecommunications equipment or cables: used to transmit or receive information. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Hospitals owned and operated by a corporation or an individual that operate on a for-profit basis, also referred to as investor-owned hospitals.
Professional practice as an employee or contractee of a health care institution.
Persons including soldiers involved with the armed forces.
The practice of medicine as applied to special circumstances associated with military operations.
Hospitals which provide care for the military personnel and usually for their dependents.
Areas designated for use by the armed forces personnel.
An order of heavy-bodied, largely terrestrial BIRDS including pheasants, TURKEYS, grouse, QUAIL, and CHICKENS.
A game in which a round inflated ball is advanced by kicking or propelling with any part of the body except the hands or arms. The object of the game is to place the ball in opposite goals.
Occasions to commemorate an event or occasions designated for a specific purpose.
Activities in which participants learn self-defense mainly through the use of hand-to-hand combat. Judo involves throwing an opponent to the ground while karate (which includes kung fu and tae kwon do) involves kicking and punching an opponent.
Injuries incurred during participation in competitive or non-competitive sports.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
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Energy cost of propulsion in standard and ultralight wheelchairs in people with spinal cord injuries. (1/377)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Wheelchair- and subject-related factors influence the efficiency of wheelchair propulsion. The purpose of this study was to compare wheelchair propulsion in ultralight and standard wheelchairs in people with different levels of spinal cord injury. SUBJECTS: Seventy-four subjects (mean age=26.2 years, SD=7.14, range=17-50) with spinal cord injury resulting in motor loss (30 with tetraplegia and 44 with paraplegia) were studied. METHOD: Each subject propelled standard and ultralight wheelchairs around an outdoor track at self-selected speeds, while data were collected at 4 predetermined intervals. Speed, distance traveled, and oxygen cost (VO2 mL/kg/m) were compared by wheelchair, group, and over time, using a Bonferroni correction. RESULTS: In the ultralight wheelchair, speed and distance traveled were greater for both subjects with paraplegia and subjects with tetraplegia, whereas VO2 was less only for subjects with paraplegia. Subjects with paraplegia propelled faster and farther than did subjects with tetraplegia. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION: The ultralight wheelchair improved the efficiency of propulsion in the tested subjects. Subjects with tetraplegia, especially at the C6 level, are limited in their ability to propel a wheelchair.  (+info)

Bethlem myopathy: a slowly progressive congenital muscular dystrophy with contractures. (2/377)

Bethlem myopathy is an early-onset benign autosomal dominant myopathy with contractures caused by mutations in collagen type VI genes. It has been reported that onset occurs in early childhood. We investigated the natural course of Bethlem myopathy in five previously published kindreds and two novel pedigrees, with particular attention to the mode of onset in 23 children and the progression of weakness in 36 adult patients. Our analysis shows that nearly all children exhibit weakness or contractures during the first 2 years of life. Early features include diminished foetal movements, neonatal hypotonia and congenital contractures which are of a dynamic nature during childhood. The course of Bethlem myopathy in adult patients is less benign than previously thought. Due to slow but ongoing progression, more than two-thirds of patients over 50 years of age use a wheelchair.  (+info)

The effect of walking aids on exercise capacity and oxygenation in elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (3/377)

BACKGROUND: high walking frames may improve exercise capacity in young patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We have assessed the effect of Zimmer, rollator and gutter frames on 6-min walking distance and on arterial oxygenation during exercise in elderly patients with COPD. METHODS: 27 out-patients (15 men) aged 70-82 (mean 75) years were recruited. Exclusions comprised: COPD exacerbation or oral steroid use within 6 weeks, confusional state, participation in a pulmonary rehabilitation programme and exercise limitation by other diseases. Subjects completed 6-min walk tests unaided and with the three frames on four separate days in random order 30 min after nebulized salbutamol (5 mg) and ipratropium (0.5 mg) and were accompanied by an investigator blinded to results of all other walk tests undertaken. Oxygen saturation (SaO2) was monitored by finger probe during exercise. Grouped t-tests were used to compare distances and reductions in SaO2. RESULTS: Unaided, the mean (SEM) 6-min walk distance was 210 (16) m and fall in oxygen saturation was 6.0 (1.1)%. Use of a rollator frame did not significantly affect either of these values. Using the Zimmer frame reduced the mean distance to 165 (13) m (t=5.2, P < 0.001 vs unaided walk) with an SaO2 fall similar to that recorded during the unaided walk. Using the gutter frame increased the mean distance to 234 (150) m (t=3. 1, P=0.004 vs unaided walk) and reduced the fall in SaO2 to 3.7 (0.8)% (t=2.3, P=0.03 vs unaided walk). CONCLUSIONS: gutter frames improve exercise capacity and SaO2 during exercise in elderly COPD patients who remain symptomatic on optimal therapy, whereas unwheeled Zimmer frames have a deleterious effect in such patients.  (+info)

Population based cost utility study of interferon beta-1b in secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. (4/377)

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cost utility of interferon beta-1b in secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. DESIGN: Population based cost utility model (healthcare perspective). Data on use of health services were obtained from case records and routine morbidity data and utility values from a EuroQol survey. Local and published costs were used. Effectiveness was modelled using data on relative risk reductions from a randomised trial of interferon beta-1b. SETTING: Tayside region, 1993-5. SUBJECTS: 132 ambulatory people with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Cost per quality adjusted life year (QALY) gained. Rate of relapse and proportion becoming wheelchair dependent over three years. RESULTS: The number needed to treat for 30 months to delay time to wheelchair dependence in one person by nine months was 18 (95% confidence interval 5 to 26). For every 18 people treated for 30 months, six relapses would be prevented, gaining 0.397 discounted QALYs. The cost per QALY gained was 1 024 667 pounds sterling (276 466 pounds sterling to 485 499 pound sterling). If treatment was restricted to patients attending neurology services, the number needed to treat was 14 (cost per QALY gained 833 pounds sterling 514 (161 358 pounds sterling to infinity)). The cost per QALY gained was not sensitive to changes in cost which took account of a societal perspective. CONCLUSIONS: The cost per QALY gained from interferon beta is high because of the high drug cost and modest clinical effect. Resources could be used more efficiently elsewhere.  (+info)

Sagittal static imbalance in myelomeningocele patients: improvement in sitting ability by partial and total gibbus resection. (5/377)

The progression of kyphosis in myelomeningocele is independent of skeletal growth and requires early operative correction and stabilization to prevent a loss of sitting ability. In severe cases, only vertebrectomy makes it possible to achieve correction, stability and skin-closure without tension. In 14 patients with myelomeningocele gibbus, kyphectomy was performed, removing two vertebral bodies on average. The average kyphosis angle decreased from 128 degrees to 81 degrees, enabling most of the patients to participate again in social life by restoring wheelchair mobility. Nevertheless, a significantly higher complication rate was found compared to other correctional operations, lengthening the average hospital stay to 41 days. Special problems arose from trophic disorders of the skin and soft tissue and from the dystrophic muscles below the level of neural malfunction. In three cases, kyphosis reappeared cranial to the fused segments, requiring ventral stabilization. With respect to increasing kyphosis angle, an early intervention should be aimed at. A secondary operation can be necessary, if surgery is performed without taking care of the growth potential.  (+info)

Seating and mobility considerations for people with spinal cord injury. (6/377)

For people with spinal cord injuries, the selection of a wheelchair and seating system involves many factors. This clinical perspective describes a model that includes consideration of the person, the wheelchair, the immediate environment between the person and the wheelchair, the intermediate environment of the home and work, and the community environment. The seated posture is examined biomechanically, and literature is reviewed that highlights the differences in the seated position of people with spinal cord injuries and people without spinal cord injuries. Reports regarding overuse injuries of the shoulder and wrists are discussed along with methods of relieving pressure at the buttock and seat interface. The impact that research findings should have on current clinical practice and the need for more research to provide evidence to either support or change current practice is discussed.  (+info)

Spina bifida children attending ordinary schools. (7/377)

From September 1971 to September 1973 a policy was actively followed in South Gloucestershire of placing spina bifida children in ordinary schools wherever possible. This was achieved successfully in 14 cases out of a possible 24. Special attention was paid to the selection of children and schools. The main contraindications to attendance at ordinary school were: below average intelligence, special perceptual problems, the need for intensive physiotherapy, and problem incontinence-particularly infaecal continence. Success often depended on special provisions-for example, transport, aids to mobility, peripatetic physiotherapists. Personal attendants (welfare assistants) could be allocated to each of the more severely handicapped children. The lack of facilities for handicapped pupils in comprehensive schools is a matter needing urgent review.  (+info)

Medical devices; effective date of requirement for premarket approval for three preamendment class III devices. Food and Drug Administration, HHS. Final rule. (8/377)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing a final rule to retain three class III preamendment devices in class III and to require the filing of a premarket approval application (PMA) or a notice of completion of a product development protocol (PDP) for the following devices: The lung water monitor, the powered vaginal muscle stimulator, and the stair-climbing wheelchair. The agency has summarized its findings regarding the degree of risk of illness or injury designed to be eliminated or reduced by requiring the devices to meet the statute's approval requirements and the benefits to the public from the use of the devices.  (+info)

Studying variability in wheelchair propulsion allows for a greater understanding of the natural range of movements. Attaining a greater sense of this range of natural movements allows for increased confidence in the results of future wheelchair propulsion studies, since movements in this range would not be specifically attributed to the experimental condition. Understanding this variability in 10-minute trials might prove to be helpful in the future for wheelchair training purposes, considering that improvements can be identified with greater confidence if they are outside of the natural variation. Additionally, this study provides insight regarding whether the wheelchair movements observed in able-bodied individuals can be used to represent the movements of manual wheelchair users, which is helpful information if researchers plan to use able-bodied individuals in future wheeling studies relevant to individuals with SCI.. ...
Wheelchair repairs and associated adverse consequences can have a large impact on full time wheelchair users by decreasing independence and threatening health and safety. This cross sectional study evaluated the prevalence of wheelchair repairs during a 6 month period on 2213 wheelchair users. Consequences associated with repairs were also examined. Results indicate that 44.8% of the population required at least one repair in a 6 month period and 8.7% experienced an adverse event. Power wheelchairs were found to require significantly more repairs and users experienced significantly more adverse events compared to manual wheelchairs. It is important that wheelchair vendors and clinicians are aware of the high prevalence of repairs and adverse consequences in order to educate their clients on potential problems. In addition, mandatory enforcement of ANSI/RESNA standards may help to decrease the number of adverse consequences. ...
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I would know. I became poorly and a wheelchair user in January 2008, at the age of 14, after a childhood full of problems that were never connected or explained. It took 10 months following becoming wheelchair bound to receive a diagnosis, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which came four days after my 15th birthday. I received my first manual wheelchair in March 2008. I struggled in the manual wheelchair, unable to propel myself thus dependent on someone to push me wherever I wanted to go; even if only a few inches backwards or forwards. I persevered like this, since I was almost completely bed bound anyway, for over three and a half years, until I moved house and started college. I was only well enough to go in for an hour a day, despite doing three A levels in the sciences, due to not having a suitable wheelchair, and due to my conditions. We had spoken to wheelchair services about a powerchair prior to moving, but our old house couldnt have been made wheelchair friendly at all, unless you knocked it ...
As mentioned above, dogs wheelchair is a useful and important product that helps the dogs to move around after paralysis. Though there are two types of dogs wheelchair, the wheelchair for forelimbs is useful compared to hind limbs. The forelimbs wheelchair has a specialized design with it.. Mostly dogs withhold the entire weight of their body within the forelimbs than the hind limbs. Hence, the dogs wheelchair for front legs is formulated with weight bearing capability. Further, the front wheel acts perfectly as the forelimbs in dogs and so the dogs can use it with higher gain.. The design of the forelimb wheelchair is simple and elegant. The wheelchair is designed lightweight, and so dogs can move it effectively. Further, the wheelchair helps the dogs in accessing all the functions of the forelimbs with the help of the wheels.. The forelimb wheelchair is designed in two types. One is with two wheels on the front and other with a quad wheel design. Than the two-wheel design, the four wheels ...
A self-propelled manual wheelchair incorporates a frame, seat, one or two footplates (footrests) and four wheels: usually two caster wheels at the front and two large wheels at the back. There will generally also be a separate seat cushion. The larger rear wheels usually have push-rims of slightly smaller diameter projecting just beyond the tyre; these allow the user to manoeuvre the chair by pushing on them without requiring them to grasp the tyres. Manual wheelchairs generally have brakes that bear on the tyres of the rear wheels, however these are solely a parking brake and in-motion braking is provided by the users palms bearing directly on the push-rims. As this causes friction and heat build-up, particularly on long downslopes, many wheelchair users will choose to wear padded wheelchair gloves. Manual wheelchairs often have two push handles at the upper rear of the frame to allow for manual propulsion by a second person, however many active wheelchair users will remove these to prevent ...
Existing wheelchairs are primarily useful to people whose mobility problems are not combined with limited fine motor control of their upper extremities or impaired visual perception. However, such combinations of mobility, motor control and perception problems are not uncommon [3]. Therefore, an intelligent wheelchair that can assist the user in reaching his/her destination by avoiding collisions would be useful for people with severe disability [1]. In this project, a supplementary controller has been developed, which sits between the joystick and the standard wheelchair motor controller. The supplementary controller, along with its sensor network, guides the chair to avoid the obstacles sensed in its immediate surroundings with a minimum of input from the wheelchair user [4]. Unlike mobile robot navigation, the wheelchair is operated by its user via a joystick. To aid the user in avoiding obstacles, joystick signals issued by the wheelchair users sometimes have to be overridden by signals from ...
The wheelchair cushion Vicair Active O2 is designed for the active wheelchair user. It offers the unique combination of ergonomically shaped foam and Vicair SmartCells. The four rear SmartCell compartments provide a high level of comfort and skin protection, and offload the sitting bones and tailbone area. The foam front makes transfers easy and feels steady and improves wheelchair handling. The foam inlay is protected by an easy-to-clean fluid resistant liner. The rest of the cushion is 100% machine washable and breathable for optimal hygiene and perfect temperature & moisture regulation. The Vicair Active O2 has an easy accessible storage pouch for precious belongings (keys, phone, wallet). In short: everything you need to maintain your active lifestyle!. The wheelchair cushion Vicair Active O2 helps prevent pressure ulcers. It is also a high quality addition to a pressure ulcer treatment plan (stage I-IV).. Click here to read more about the Vicair O2 range and its cushions.. ...
The purpose of this project was to describe the nature, type, and frequency of athletic injuries incurred by the elite wheelchair athlete. Nineteen athletes participated in a 1-year injury recall study at an elite wheelchair training camp. An injury was defined as anything the athlete expressed concern about and (a) caused a loss of participation due to an injury or illness or (b) an injury in which a fracture, dislocation, or subluxation occurred and the athlete was able to continue participation. There were 10 male and 9 female subjects who reported their injuries from 1 June 1987 to 31 May 1988. Fifty injuries were reported, strains and muscular injuries accounted for almost half of the injuries. Physicians were the primary care provider for 37% of the injuries, followed by physical therapists and athletic trainers at 26% and 15% respectively. Slightly over 57% of the injuries were classified as minor, missing 7 days or less of participation and 32% were classified as major, missing 22 days or more
In just over 12 hours I have an appointment with wheelchair services to have my new wheelchair fitted. If all goes according to plan it comes home with me and my action 3 stays there. Policy is that wheelchairs returned to them go to the workshop and get refurbished before being reissued. I doubt theyll even bother to look at mine because the reality is I use my wheelchairs to death before they get replaced and its fit for nothing but a trip to wherever it is dead wheelchairs go when theyve served their time.. Im looking forward to it and very hopeful that the new set up will be better for me. And Im really looking forward to having a wheelchair cushion for my powerchair and one for my manual again after six weeks of just having one and having to switch it every time I switch which chair Im in. I went for another Jay 2 Deep Contour in the end if anyone is wondering.. This is the longest Ive ever had a wheelchair for - Facebook told me that my assessment for it was 8 years ago this week ...
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Ive recently heard from several people who are on the verge of needing wheelchairs, saying that my Wheelchair Kamikaze videos have helped them and their friends and families see that being in a wheelchair does not diminish the person sitting in it. Thats a very hard and important realization to come to, and I dont mind saying that wrapping my mind around the fact that I was now the guy in the wheelchair was one of the most difficult adjustments Ive ever had to make.. As I wrote in my previous post, the process of getting my wheelchair was a nightmarish twelve-month struggle of dealing with inept and corrupt wheelchair providers, and legions of insurance company hellions. The grand irony of the struggle was that I was fighting tooth and nail for something I was actually terrified of. Logically, and physically, it was clear that I needed a motorized power chair. Emotionally, on the other hand, it was anything but clear. Me, in a wheelchair? The thought left me feeling gutted.. In a way, the ...
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OBJECTIVES: To assess pain relieving effects of an intensive exercise programme on a seated double-poling ergometer in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI).. SETTING: Stockholm, Sweden.. METHODS: A total of 13 wheelchair-dependent individuals with a thoracic or lumbar SCI were recruited to a 10-week training period (three times weekly) assessing the effects of regular training on upper-body strength, aerobic and mechanical power, and crossover effects on functional performance, as well as cardiovascular risk factors. Eight of the participants reported pain and were included in this exploratory pain protocol and assessed using the International SCI Basic Pain Data set, the Wheelchair Users Shoulder Pain Index and International SCI Quality of Life Basic Data set.. RESULTS: For those with neuropathic pain, median pain intensity ratings decreased from 5 on a 0-10 numerical rating scale at base-line to 3 at the end of study, and four of seven participants reported an improvement on the Patient ...
United Spinal Association, a national disability rights organization, has joined the nationwide relief effort for victims of Hurricane Katrina. This morning the Association deployed a wheelchair accessible bus and box truck to Louisiana, filled to capacity with supplies and equipment which will be donated to a New Orleans Resources for Independent Living (RIL) Center. Among the donations are 30 new manual wheelchairs, two power wheelchairs, two hospital beds, a Hoyer lift, 30 new wheelchair cushions, and a number of canes, crutches, and walkers. To ensure recipients are properly fitted for their equipment, United Spinal will be sending support staff, including a wheelchair technician and specialist. United Spinal will also donate the 33-foot bus that is being used to transport the equipment. The total value of the donation is estimated to be $50,000.. The people who are going to be receiving these donations truly need it, said Yovanka Archaga, C.P.A., Executive Director of RIL, one of the ...
The wheelchair cushion Vicair Active offers the unique combination of ergonomically shaped foam and Vicair SmartCells. The three rear SmartCell compartments provide a high level of comfort and skin protection, and offload the sitting bones and tailbone area. The foam front compartment makes transfers easy. It also gives a great sense of stability and better wheelchair handling. The cushion is made of comfortably breathable textile, that is washable at 60°C. The Vicair Active has an easy accessible storage pouch for precious belongings (keys, phone, wallet). In short: everything you need to maintain your active lifestyle!. The wheelchair cushion Vicair Active helps prevent pressure ulcers. It is also a high quality addition to a pressure ulcer treatment plan (stage I-IV).. The Vicair Active is also available in an O2 version: the Vicair Active O2 - 100% machine washable & breathable.. ...
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People with spinal cord injury (SCI) paraplegia who receive exercise treatment for shoulder pain experience significant increases in social participation and improvements in quality of life (QOL), say authors of an article in The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. However, they add, increases in social participation did not significantly affect improvements in QOL.. Fifty-eight participants with SCI paraplegia and shoulder pain were selected and randomized to either an exercise treatment or a control group. Participants in the treatment group participated in a 12-week, at-home exercise and movement optimization program designed to strengthen shoulder muscles and modify movements related to upper extremity weight bearing.. Participants filled out self-report measures at baseline, 12 weeks after the end of treatment, and at a 4-week follow-up. Outcomes were measured using the Wheelchair Users Shoulder Pain Index (WUSPI), the Social Interaction Inventory (SII), and the Subjective Quality of Life ...
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The purpose of this research study is to examine whether computer based or virtual reality based driving assessments are as useful as real-world power wheelchair driving tests in measuring driving performance and whether they may be useful in helping to identify the problems that some individuals may have with driving power wheelchairs. The specific aims are as follows:. Specific Aim 1: To develop computer-based and VR-based wheelchair driving assessments for both drivers and non-drivers that correspond to an accepted real-world driving assessment (Power Mobility Road Test) and compare them to the real-world assessment and to each other.. Specific Aim 2: To develop additional features of the computer-based and VR-based assessments that present dynamic tasks and determine whether skills on these tasks can be delineated within the virtual environment. ...
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The present study will analyze if exercise is able to elicit the well-known anti-atherogenic effects in patients with SCI. This will be evaluated by measuring vascular parameters such as endothelial and inflammatory blood markers, echocardiography of the heart and peripheral vessels, as well as blood pressure and arterial stiffness, in subjects performing either wheelchair dancing, wheelchair marathon or no sports. Further, it will be investigated, whether there is an association between neuroplasticity and cardiovascular health, as measured by electroencephalography (EEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and blood levels of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF).. We hypothesize that the cardiovascular, physical and psychological benefits of wheelchair dancing and/or wheelchair marathon parallel improved neuroplasticity in SCI-patients ...
One thing we found really useful when in the lakes was a publication by the Lake District National Park Authority called Miles without Stiles an online link is here. It details over 40 walks around the National Park and tells you the surface, and gradients of the routes so you can plan ahead. There may be gates on the routes but, as the title suggests, there are no styles. It is not only handy for wheelchair users but also those bringing small children in buggies. One route we did was around Tarn Hows (route 13), we did the circular walk which it says is a route for many, the route for all is a very short walk to a view point and back again (no thank you). The circular walk is well worth doing and there is some beautiful scenery around there however if you are a manual wheelchair user you will likely struggle to do this route on your own. This is mainly due to the surface of the path, the guide describes it as smooth, compact stone and dust, and provides a smooth ride for wheelchair and ...
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We used an instrumented wheelchair ergometer and 3D motion analysis system to collect joint kinematic and temporal data, as well as hand rim and joint kinetics, in 47 manual wheelchair users
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United Spinal Association is proud to be a part of the legacy of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the landmark civil rights law that protects wheelchair users and other people with disabilities from discrimination.. July 26th marks the anniversary of the ADA. On this date in 1990 there were over 1,000 wheelchair users and other people with disabilities on the White House lawn as President George H. W. Bush signed the milestone legislation into law.. The ADA created a collective consciousness about discrimination on the basis of disability. The nondisabled public, the media and elected officials could not identify unnecessary segregation and special treatment for people with disabilities as discrimination so the law provided behavioral guidance. Most importantly, the ADA borrowed from the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which defined discrimination by recipients of federal financial assistance as the failure by an employer or potential employer, proprietor of a place open to the public, or ...
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By McGill Reporter Staff. About 3.8 million working-age Canadians (aged 15 to 64) self-identified as disabled in 2012. Thats almost 14 per cent of us, or one in ten. Some disability activists say those of us who are not disabled are just temporarily abled, meaning that many of us are going to need assistance as we grow older. That assistance will take the form of a wheelchair, hopefully a smart one.. In the 1950s, Canadian inventor George Klein built the first electric wheelchair - considered one of the greatest inventions in the history of Canadian science and engineering. It is admired around the world for improving the mobility and quality of life of people with mobility issues.. Now Computer Engineering professor Joëlle Pineau and colleagues from other institutions are working on advancing Kleins work with the next generation of user-friendly wheelchairs.. The SmartWheeler and Multi-modal intelligent wheelchair combines robotics and artificial intelligence to give disabled people more ...
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Secondly, a security belt to fasten your place in the wheelchair is desirable in the event you lose your balance. To raise the security of the occupant theres a conventional seatbelt that may be used. For additional security, the seat involves a security belt. This chair includes a 250 lb. The chair includes a built-in safety belt should you should utilize it. Ultra light chairs offer you a lightweight solution for your own personal wants, without sacrificing performance and endurance. A wheelchair isnt a product that you can afford to buy at a minimal quality. Propelling a manual wheelchair can be accomplished strictly by utilizing physical force, meaning you or a caregiver will need to push it. Manual wheelchairs arent suitable for every single sort of immobilizing injuries. Deciding on the best wheelchair which every personal request is a significant decision for a great many wheelchair users will encounter. Wheelchairs are among the most frequently used mobility aids around the world. ...
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Researchers studied the efficiency of TDS for controlling a computer and driving a powered wheelchair. Two groups of ablebodied subjects and one group consisting of people with spinal cord injuries participated in the study. They found that those with spinal cord injuries were more easily able to use TDS as compared to a sip-and-puff device or a keypad. The flexibility of TDS, along with characteristics of the human tongue enabled people with motor impairments to access computers and drive wheelchairs at a faster speed than with traditional assistive technology. Accuracy proved to be comparable to traditional devices ...
WASHINGTON, DC - More than 600 veterans with disabilities have signed up to compete in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games taking place July 13-18, 2009, in Spokane, WA. Now in its 29th year, the event has grown to become the largest annual wheelchair sports event in the world. This years competitors come from 42 states, Puerto Rico and Great Britain.. The National Veterans Wheelchair Games are sports and rehabilitation at their best for our brave heroes, said Randy L. Pleva, Sr., national president of Paralyzed Veterans of America. From quad rugby to handcycling, power soccer to wheelchair slalom, the Games are an exciting combination of competition, camaraderie and courage.. ...
The Wheelchair and Seating Clinic offers a comprehensive evaluation to help you choose the most appropriate wheelchair and seating option for you among many types of wheelchair and seating options available. Therapists will educate you about your seating and positioning in the wheelchair.. Youll receive a detailed examination and assessment from a physical or occupational therapist, which will include measurements of your strength, range of motion and posture. Therapists also test your ability to perform everyday activities using mobility equipment.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Timed motor test for wheelchair users. T2 - initial development and application in children with spinal cord injury.. AU - Chafetz, Ross. AU - McDonald, Craig M. AU - Mulcahey, M. J.. AU - Betz, Randal. AU - Anderson, Caroline. AU - Vogel, Lawrence. AU - Gaughan, John P.. AU - Martin, Susan. AU - ODell, Mary Ann. AU - Flanagan, Ann. PY - 2004. Y1 - 2004. N2 - OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe the development and preliminary results of reliability testing of the timed motor test (TMT), a performance-based measure of functional status for children with a spinal cord injury (SCI) who use a manual wheelchair. This study will also provide pilot data using the TMT to examine the impact of thoracolumbosacral orthoses (TLSO) on function in children with a SCI. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. METHODS/PARTICIPANTS: This study enrolled 11 subjects with SCI. The TMT consisted of donning a shirt, donning pants, even transfers, uneven transfers, and ...
This study examined the concept of seating discomfort in a population of full-time wheelchair users with intact sensation. The goal was to construct a tool that would quantify seating discomfort experienced by wheelchair users. Ten participants were interviewed using ethnographic interview techniques. Data were analyzed using a cross-classifying matrix to examine commonalities among the 10 participants responses. There were 16 discomfort and 13 comfort descriptors used by the participants. Of these, eight discomfort and five comfort descriptors were selected to include in the Wheelchair Seating Discomfort Assessment Tool (WcS-DAT). The discomfort descriptors selected were: aches and pains, need to move, pressure points, feeling poorly positioned, unable to concentrate, instability, not comfortable, and feeling too hot, cold or damp. The comfort descriptors selected were: absence of discomfort, feeling good, having no pain, able to concentrate, and feeling stable. The WcS-DAT also includes ...
NEW Dates Announced for 2018 Canadian Womens Wheelchair Basketball National Championships September 19, 2017 (Vancouver, BC) British Columbia Wheelchair Basketball Society (BCWBS) is pleased to announce that in conjunction with Wheelchair Basketball Canada we will be hosting the 2018 Canadian Womens Wheelchair Basketball Nation
While I know its tough to reside in a wheelchair that does not mean your life is over. You can do plenty of other items to keep yourself entertained, and you can still be a successful part of society. It is possible to always have hobbies and whatnot. By way of example, you may play wheelchair football, which is very popular nowadays. It is pretty much like regular football, but instead of running after the fall, you chase it on wheels. Wheelchair soccer is definitely something you need to think about.. If you dont like wheelchair soccer, then you can always play a few wheelchair basketball. Certainly there are wheelchair basketball teams at Palm Coast, FL, and those who attend these sports events normally have plenty of fun. Who says that person cannot be you. The purpose is that you may have fun regardless of which state you are in. All you need to do is search for means of entertainment for disabled folks in Palm Coast, FL, and surely your hunt will come up with some thing. Enjoy your own ...
The IWBF Americas Congress, which is held every four years, will take place on Thursday 29th August between 10.00 - 14.00 (local time).. It will be held during the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru, which acts as the zones wheelchair basketball qualification tournament for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.. The Congress will provide updates about the worldwide organisation of wheelchair basketball, discuss future developments for the zone, as well as include the elections of the Zone Executive Council.. All National Organisations of Wheelchair Basketball (NOWBs) from the Americas Zone, who are members of IWBF, are invited to attend the Congress.. Further information and exact location will be sent directly to the NOWB.. For more information about the congress, please contact IWBF Americas Secretary General, Maureen Orchard, [email protected] ...
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Basketball is a challenging sport that requires participants to demonstrate physical fitness and special athletic skills at high levels. Players avoid contact while attempting to prevent the opponent from running, passing and shooting. Although basketball includes avoiding contact as a rule, contact between players is inevitable. Various injuries occur in basketball because it is a contact sport and includes sudden movements, such as bouncing, running and turning. Wheelchair (WC) basketball is characterised by manoeuvres and high-intensity activities such as rolling, rebounding, passing and overhead shooting. In WC basketball players, thoracic kyphosis is increased because of atrophy of the upper back and shoulders muscles resulting from the body posture required for WC propulsion in the sitting position as well as the effect of gravity. This sitting posture is characterised by scapular protraction and internal rotation of the humerus, and it impedes shoulder movements during upper-extremity use.
I would like to echo Lauri Rappis comments. Pressure mapping has been used by one major wheelchair cushion manufacturer as the end all, tells all of pressure sore prevention and the proof that it is not is in the high incidence of sores acquired by people using these cushions. That manufacturer has pretty much written the book on how pressure mapping is done and interpreted. Most physical therapists get their pressure map reading training by way of this manufacturer and simply dont know any better. Pressure sores are not caused by pressure alone but are caused by pressure combined with lack of movement! When movement is recreated by artificial means people who have a long and dismal history of recurrent pressure sores find they can stay up in their chairs as long as they want without pressure sores. My patented alternating pressure custom built wheelchair cushions are doing exactly that for hundreds of people every day and yet the medical community still relies on static non- moving ...
Traveling the friendly skies is a challenging prospect for those who are disabled. We recently helped a woman in her case against an international airline and airport.. She was traveling to a family function and contacted the Defendant Airport in advance of her trip to inquire as to arranging for a wheelchair attendant when she arrived. When she arrived at the DC area airport, she was told by representatives of the airline that she did not need an attendant or a wheelchair, since she was able to get into the terminal from the curb by use of her motorized scooter. The airline representative dismissed the wheelchair attendant who had arrived.. The passenger was further informed that there were mid-field terminal buses and a train system to take her and her husband to their gate. The couple made it to their departure gate without incident. However, on the return trip to the Washington Metropolitan area, things did not go so smoothly…. After landing, the couple was given her scooter and ...
Wheelchair lacrosse is looking to expand big time, and their new promo video showcasing the veracity of the sport I have no doubt will certainly help their end goal. This gritty 6 minute video is worth every minute of your time. Its not looking for sympathy or even yo only inform, its looking to change perceptions of of how able-bodied people look at their sport.. Ryan Baker, a paraplegic from California, is the founder of Wheelchair Lacrosse USA and is the one behind trying to get a team in every major city across the country (even worldwide). He and his closest buddies (other players on his California team) are featured in the video with each of them talking about their story and why wheelchair lacrosse changed their lives. And its such a well done video; great music, professionally done, and it hits home. Its refreshing to see a video done so well on any disability-related subject (which unfortunately can be difficult to find).. If youre not familiar with lacrosse, no its not an elitist ...
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There are now more opportunities than ever for athletes with disabilities. Check out Kidzworlds look at the wheelchair sports, the Paralympics and other opportunities for disabled athletes.
competition levels. 5 , 6 Using this method, the effect of changes in wheelchair configuration on WMP could be tested in sport-specific conditions. To determine the effect of wheelchair settings in an ecologically valid way, this should be tested with athletes in their own sports wheelchair under sport. ...
In British Columbia, wheelchair basketball programs are offered to individuals who have physical disabilities and people who do not, and to individuals approximately eight years old and up. As well, it is recommended that participants have good upper body mobility and use of a manual chair for a positive sport experience.
Mrs Orchard, said I was honoured to be asked to speak at the inauguration of the We Play Together photo exhibition. The campaign represents the power of sport to promote peace, unity and inclusion, reflecting some of the core elements of wheelchair basketball as a sport. One of the main objectives for IWBF is to use sport to make peoples lives better and the UNOSDPs We Play Together campaign is really important to highlight how much influence sport can have on individuals and communities.. I was delighted to be able to share how IWBF uses sport to provide opportunities for women and men of all ages with physical disabilities to gain self-confidence, fitness and an awareness of their abilities.. IWBF is committed to working with the UN to help spread the word - sport can be used to promote integration, to show ability where it was not seen before and to promote peace. ...
Wheelchair Basketball classification & categories - these determine which athletes are eligible to compete & how they are grouped together for competition
Joy of the Game in Deerfield hosts Hoops for Hope 2013: a 3 on 3 wheelchair basketball tournament, on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
was paralyzed in a diving accident on Aug.16. Nelson dove off a dock in a local lake and hit a sandbar, breaking his C5 and C6 vertebrae. After surgery and two weeks at a hospital in Fargo, he was transferred to Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colo. for rehabilitation.. When I got to Craig, I was able to get into a wheelchair and we immediately started working, getting me stronger, he says. Having an injury like this is very hard, but Im very grateful for what I do have.. Nelson has regained some movement on the left side of his body and hopes that he will continue to see improvement over the next year.. Gail Gilinsky-Yount, Craig Hospital occupational therapist, feels that Nelson is an ideal recipient of the wheelchair. He has such an upbeat attitude, even when its hard, she says. Ive never met a more appreciative kid or family.. Nelson will discharge from Craig on Nov. 20 and will return home to live at his parents house in Hankinson. He plans to spend the next year focusing on ...
CRT is any-part of the wheelchair that was made to fit the persons unique needs from the base of the wheelchair up or frame.. Complex Rehab Technology Defined. The Products. Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) products and associated services include medically necessary, individually configured devices that require evaluation, configuration, fitting, adjustment or programming. These products and services are designed to meet the specific and unique medical,. physical, and functional needs of an individual with a primary diagnosis resulting from a congenital disorder, progressive or degenerative neuromuscular disease, or from certain types of injury or trauma. For purposes of this document, CRT refers to individually configured manual wheelchair systems, power wheelchair systems, adaptive seating systems, alternative positioning systems and other mobility devices.. The Person. These products and services are designed to meet the specific and unique medical and functional needs of an individual with a ...
MOZYR, Belarus - When Anya Shevko, 29, became pregnant, she had to weigh herself at a recycling centre because the local maternity clinic did not have suitable scales. Even visiting the clinic was difficult because Anya is in a wheelchair - and so is her husband, Zhenya, 36. But the couple persisted, and when their daughter was born last year, they became the first wheelchair users in Mozyr to start a family.
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The wheelchair is just a mobility system that makes it easier for users to return to their activities and lifestyle they have had before the injuries. People with mobility disabilities can be active people who have passions, go to school, practice individual or team sports, can drive and go to work.. Motivation Romania Foundation encourages the wheelchair users to have an active life.. Every year we participate with #TeamMotivation at some of the most representative sports events in the country. Our goal is to encourage as many wheelchair users to join us and discover new passions. Our message to civil society focuses on promoting diversity and equal opportunities by including people with disabilities in common activities.. We fight to promote the rights of people with disabilities. We do this through awareness campaigns regarding the needs of wheelchair users, and beyond.. ...
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Juan Pablo Barcia Vegadeo (born September 1976) is a Spanish disability rower, powerlifter and wheelchair basketball player. He has won Spanish national championships in powerlifting. He has also represented Spain at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in rowing. Barcia was born in September 1976 in Vegadeo, Asturias. In the early 2000s, when he was 26 years old, he was in a car accident that left him with a permanent disability and requiring use of a wheelchair. Prior to his accident, he participated in sports on a casual basis. Following his accident, he tried three sports: powerlifting, wheelchair basketball and rowing. In 2012, he was 36 years old. He played wheelchair basketball for Garmat-Avilés, traveling two days a week to train and then one day a week for the game. As an adaptive powerlifter, he competed in the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011 Spanish National Championships, finishing first in 2006 and 2008, silver in 2008, 2010, 2011 and a bronze in 2005. Barcia is an ASMx1 classified ...
When security lines get long at Kennedy International Airport, workers brace themselves for a rush of wheelchair requests. A lot of passengers have realized that because no actual proof of an ailment... Travel News Summaries. | Newser
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Robotic wheelchair improves mobility - Unlike a wheelchair, the Tek RMD is designed to be mounted from the back. With the aid of a spring mechanism similar to that on the rear door of an SUV, the user can pull himself into the device instead of lifting up and moving into a chair. ...
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United Airlines is in more hot water after employees allegedly destroyed a custom wheelchair belonging to a 24-year-old man who suffers from a severe spinal condition.. Valentin Duthion, a France native, set off on a New Jersey-bound flight from Europe on July 2 with a group of friends and left his custom, 550 lb., approximately $42,000 chair in the care of airline staff, Duthions sister, Lucie, told Le Progrès.. This is how @united airline accompanies people with disabilities, Lucie tweeted alongside a video of the damaged chair. Armchair destroyed (37,000€), trip to the USA wasted. Shameful #RT.. The footage showed pieces of the chair broken off and its wheels contorted.. Duthion has spinal muscular atrophy and requires the use of the mechanical wheelchair to get around, Lucie told Le Progrès. The Duthions and a group of friends planned the 27-day U.S. trip for months before setting off, and even documented their plight on Facebook.. In a statement to PEOPLE, United Airlines ...
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The Belgian FA also hosts wheelchair users, blind and visually impaired people during the Belgian Red Devils games.. The tickets prices for wheelchair users is 20 EUR (+ 1 EUR booking fee per ticket), with one free companion maximum.. To purchase a ticket as a wheelchair user, please send an email to Jean-Marie Delforge via [email protected] (within the limits of the available stocks). The deadline is November 6.. ONLY FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE. Against Estonia, the price of Inter grandstand tickets (Intro previously) for the blind people is 20 EUR (+ 1 EUR booking fee per ticket) for the person with a visual limitation, with one free companion maximum.. To purchase a ticket, please send an email to [email protected] (mentioning the number of tickets + companion or not). The deadline is November 6. Inter will then send you a confirmation with guidelines depending on the payment.. ...
The player classification system in wheelchair basketball (composed of four classes) is based on an analysis of players functional resources through game observation and field-testing. This study examines if the classes are in the correct proportion relative to each other. During the Wheelchair Basketball World Championships in Sydney 1998, 12 teams were videotaped for three 40-min games. Eighty-eight male players were retained for a detailed performance analysis by means of the Comprehensive Basketball Grading System (CBGS). Although a slight underestimation of the functional potential of Class II and III players was noted, it was concluded that the player classification system in wheelchair basketball proportionally represents the functional potential of the players. ...
Of course, propulsion remains part of any discussion of shoulder pain and injury. Both Maurer and Doherty cited Paralyzed Veterans of America clinical practice guidelines that discuss shoulder injury and protection - titled Preservation of Upper Limb Function Following Spinal Cord Injury, the pdf download is available free at pva.org.. One of the things they talk about, Doherty says, is getting the axle as far forward as possible for individuals, but of course, you also have to look at their wheelchair skill level and make sure theyre not going to tip over backward constantly. So they can have a longer wheelchair propulsion stroke, and keep their hand on the handrim as long as they can to reduce the number of push strokes thats required to go a set distance.. Maurer says that while the overall weight of the ultralightweight chair is important to consider, the chairs components should also be scrutinized: The weight of the wheels impacts how hard it is to push, not necessarily the ...
Back pain is a common complication of wheelchair-bound elderly people. Seating system is a key factor that influences spinal curvature, back muscle activation, interface pressure, and comfortability. A seating system can maintain lumbar lordosis, lower back muscle activity, and decrease ischial tuberosities pressure, which reduces spinal load and directly influences sitting comfort. Our previous study has confirmed that backward thoracic support showed a relatively higher lumbar lordosis and lower back muscle activity. This study intends to evaluate the influence of backward thoracic support on interface pressure and subjective discomfort. In this study, 18 elderly men were recruited to participate in a random comparison involving 4 sitting postures. These postures comprised relaxed slouching, flat back support, prominent lumbar support, and backward thoracic support sitting. All parameters, including interface pressure (total contact area, average pressure, and peak pressure on backrest and seat) and
Albert Martí is raising funds for wheell:Cheap Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) for Wheelchairs on Kickstarter! Motivated biomedical engineers with 3D printed EEG cap, Arduino ADC and classification algorithms. Helping reduced mobility patients.
Ive been rather behind on my television viewing lately, and I only recently caught up on Selfish, the second episode of the new season of House (please be advised that this post contains significant spoilers for said episode). After watching it, I needed several weeks to ponder it before I could write about it, because it was an awful episode, and it had a whole lot of problems going on with it. I knew I wanted to open up discussion about it here, but had trouble getting a handle on how to begin.. The episode opens with a scene of a skateboarder in an indoor facility, showing off tricks for a group of wheelchair users and seemingly nondisabled adults. Shredding for a Cure, a banner hanging in the facility alerts us. The skateboarder comes to a halt and volunteers to push one of the wheelchair users, who turns out to be her brother, around.. My hackles went up pretty much immediately. House, like seemingly every other show on television, cant wrap its head around the idea that wheelchair ...
An upholstered seat system for use on legless leisure chairs. The seat system has features that make it particularly useful on legless leisure chairs having cushioned backrests. The seat system has a seat cushion made of an upholstery fabric filled with a soft resilient material, and further having a flap extending from the back of the seat cushion for attachment to the front lower cross member of a legless leisure chair. The flap provides a flexible means of attaching the seat cushion to the backrest that enables the seat cushion to be folded for storage or transport. The seat system also provides two lower leg support options. One option is to have a two piece seat system including the seat cushion and an ottoman cushion. The other option is to extend the seat cushion to provide continuous support from a users buttocks to the users heels. The ottoman cushion can be made with a slip resistant underside. Also disclosed is how the seat system can be made with a multi-layer foam filling, or other
A disability charity has refused to apologise for holding a fundraising comedy night in an inaccessible London venue.. Action on Hearing Loss (formerly known as RNID) was raising money as part of its Deaf Awareness Week with an evening of stand-up at The Comedy Store in London.. Performers included Angela Barnes, Samantha Baines, Ed Gamble, Eshaan Akbar, Russell Howard (all pictured, left to right) and John Bishop, three of whom have hearing loss themselves.. But the venue chosen by the charity is not accessible to many disabled people, with The Comedy Store warning on its website that it only has a chair lift which cannot bear the weight of a person in a wheelchair.. This means that any wheelchair-user must be able to leave their wheelchair, descend via the chairlift, then retake their wheelchair once at the bottom of the stairs, so large electric wheelchairs are unable to gain access to the auditorium.. Alan Benson, a disabled campaigner and activist from London, said: Funding is a ...
What are assistive devices? And who needs them?. Assistive devices help people carry out their daily activities more easily and safely. They are used primarily by persons with disabilities, the elderly, or patients who have difficulty taking care of themselves due to illness or injury. Examples include wheelchairs, walking aids, and electric beds. Such devices can alleviate the effects of disabilities and make a caregivers job easier.. An assistive device is easy to obtain if one is staying in a medical or nursing facility, but what about those who need such equipment after being discharged from such a facility? An oxygen concentrator or electric bed can cost tens of thousands of Taiwanese dollars (one U.S. dollar is about 30 Taiwanese dollars). A wheelchair is not cheap either. Taking care of seriously ill family members is already emotionally and physically demanding enough-the added financial burden from having to purchase assistive equipment just contributes to the stress of family members, ...
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People have been working on improving wheelchairs probably soon after wheels were invented. Advanced computers and sensing systems can turbo-charge mobility devices in surprising ways, something were always happy to cover here at Medgadget.. On our tour of the latest gadgetry at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, we were excited to learn of Gyrolift, a high-tech wheelchair-like device developed at the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab of Dassault Systèmes, the world leader in 3D design & engineering software ...
Five years of pain can wear anyone down. Ask Josh Heine, and hell tell you healing often takes longer than expected.. After a near-fatal car crash in 2007, the 28-year-old Paducah native was left with only limited upper mobility. He had to adapt quickly to life as a quadriplegic, or so people told him.. Now after regaining limited use of his arms and legs, and with several wheelchair marathons under his belt, Heine has modeled for Quickie - a global wheelchair manufacturer - since last May. As a marketing student at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, hell begin a national ad campaign in April through wheelchair distributor Sunrise Medical.. ...
"Safer Automatic Wheelchair Wheel Locks", a patented device designed for those who sometimes forget to lock their wheelchairs. ... The wheelchair locks/brakes are made of stainless steel, and worked well but were heavy and had a tendency to require ... Some patients in wheelchairs, particularly the elderly, have a tendency to fall and injure themselves when trying to stand ... As the medical director of the Marion Nursing Home for some three decades, he became aware of the problem of wheelchair-related ...
"New wheelchair called revolutionary". CBC.ca. 28 Feb 2011. Retrieved 30 March 2012. Results for Jeff Adams from the ... Cervélo was taken over by PON, and Adams and Bagg launched a new company making wheelchairs called ICON in 2010. An appearance ... In 2002, Adams ascended the 1,776 steps of the CN Tower in a specially-designed wheelchair; in 2004, he climbed the Acropolis. ... ICON Wheelchairs. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2012. Mourtada, Rasha (12 January 2012). " ...
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Wheelchair Sports - contributions to the development of junior wheelchair basketball, support for the U19 Boccia Championships ... "Sports wheelchairs , Lord's Taverners". www.lordstaverners.org. Retrieved 2016-02-08. "Sensory rooms , Lord's Taverners". www. ... "Wheelchair basketball , Lord's Taverners". www.lordstaverners.org. Retrieved 2016-02-08. "Boccia , Lord's Taverners". www. ... and the donation of sports wheelchairs to disabled young people. Disability Play Spaces - providing grants for sensory rooms ...
Things changed in 1989, when she was given a wheelchair by Judy Slatum. The wheelchair gave her increased mobility, allowing ... Senang Hati, with the help of organizations such as the Wheelchair Foundation, has provided wheelchairs to people with ... "Wheelchairs Project". Rotary Club of Ubud, Bali. Archived from the original on 2007-10-29. Retrieved 2008-03-08. "Bali News: ... With Vern Cork's arrival, (an Australian who was similarly a wheelchair user), the program was expanded, and grew to the point ...
He participated at the 1960 Rome Games, in wheelchair fencing and wheelchair basketball. He was not selected for 1964 Tokyo ... At the 1962 Perth Games, he competed in many events and won gold medals in the pentathlon and men's wheelchair basketball. At ... "The Original Wheelchair Basketball Team Honoured". Basketball Australia. 27 October 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2017. Report of ... He participated in the 1968 Tel Aviv Games in men's slalom C in athletics and wheelchair basketball.Cunningham won silver ...
He coached Australia's wheelchair basketball team at the 1984 New York/Stoke Mandeville Paralympics. "From Trauma to ... "Team Rosters:Paralympic Games (Men) 1960-1980" (PDF). Wheelchairs Can Jump. Retrieved 25 April 2012. Labanowich, Stan; ... "Team Rosters:Paralympic Games (Men) 1984-2008" (PDF). Wheelchairs Can Jump. Retrieved 25 April 2012. ... he won a gold medal in the Men's Slalom A event and two silver medals in the Men's 100 m Wheelchair A and Men's 4x40 m Relay ...
"Munro Wins Gold Medal At 'Wheelchair Olympics'". The Recorder Port Pirie. 25 November 1968. "Fastest man in a wheelchair". ... At the 1968 Tel Aviv Games, he won a gold medal in the Men's 100 m Wheelchair B event and a silver medal in the Men's 4x40 m ... At eighteen years of age, he won a gold medal and set a world record for the 100 metre wheelchair sprint (21.7 seconds), at the ... At the Australian Paraplegic Games, held in Perth in 1968, he set a new world record for the half-mile wheelchair race with a ...
Gary Hooper won a gold medal in the Men's Wheelchair Dash above T10. Australia won a silver medal in the Men's Wheelchair Relay ... Wheelchair Fencer Bill Mather-Brown: "Tokyo was way above Stoke Mandeville of '57 and the previous 1960 Rome Paralympics." " ... Australia did not field a wheelchair basketball team at the 1964 Summer Paralympics. Daphne Ceeney won a bronze medal in the ... Smith, Jeanette (2011). Pushing Strong: Celebrating Fifty Years of Wheelchair Sports NSW 1961 - 2011. Playright Publishing. p. ...
In 2007, he was made a life member of the Wheelchair Sports Association of South Australia. The Eric Russell Male Athlete of ... "Team Rosters:Paralympic Games (Men) 1960-1980" (PDF). Wheelchairs Can Jump. Retrieved 26 January 2012. "Paraplegic defects in ... "Arafura Games Growing" (PDF). No Limits!. Adelaide, South Australia: Wheelchair Sports South Australia. July 2009. p. 14. ... Wheelchair Sports South Australia. August 2008. p. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 26 January ...
He was also part of the Australia men's national wheelchair basketball team at the 1980 games. Results for Pointer from the ... Fred Pointer is an Australian Paralympic athlete and wheelchair basketball player. At the 1980 Arnhem Games, he competed in ... "Team Rosters:Paralympic Games (Men) 1960-1980" (PDF). Wheelchairs Can Jump. Retrieved 9 August 2012. ...
He competed in several sports including wheelchair racing, wheelchair fencing, swimming and wheelchair basketball. At the 1960 ... "Wheelchair Sport WA - History". Wheelchair Sport WA. 2009. Archived from the original on 23 August 2011. Retrieved 24 August ... He also competed in the 100 m Wheelchair race, the pentathlon complete, precision javelin open, slalom a, and in the wheelchair ... He and teammate Bill Mather-Brown won a gold medal in Foil Novice team at the wheelchair fencing event. In the same year, Ponta ...
At the 1968 Tel Aviv Paralympics, he participated in athletics, table tennis, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair fencing, ... wheelchair basketballer and wheelchair fencer who won three silver medals at five Paralympics. He was born in England and ... Martin began playing wheelchair sport during rehabilitation, and soon excelled at table tennis, defeating the New South Wales ... That year, he was the first person in a wheelchair to compete in Sydney's City2Surf race; the organisers did not allow him to ...
He was part of the Australia men's national wheelchair basketball team at all Paralympics from 1976 to 1996. He won a gold ... Richard Alden Oliver, OAM (born 16 April 1955) is an Australian Paralympic athlete and wheelchair basketball player. He was ... "Team Rosters:Paralympic Games (Men) 1960-1980" (PDF). Wheelchairs Can Jump. Retrieved 25 April 2012. Labanowich, Stan; ... "Team Rosters:Paralympic Games (Men) 1984-2008" (PDF). Wheelchairs Can Jump. Retrieved 25 April 2012. ...
He was also part of the Australia men's national wheelchair basketball team at the 1980 Arnhem, 1984 New York/Stoke Mandeville ... Erich Hubel is an Australian Paralympic athlete and wheelchair basketballer. At the 1980 Arnhem Paralympics, he won a silver ... "Team Rosters:Paralympic Games (Men) 1960-1980" (PDF). Wheelchairs Can Jump. Retrieved 4 October 2012. Labanowich, Stan; ... "Team Rosters:Paralympic Games (Men) 1984-2008" (PDF). Wheelchairs Can Jump. Retrieved 4 October 2012. ...
He is married to Paralympic shooter Libby Kosmala, whom he met through wheelchair sport, and has two sons and two grandchildren ... "Team Rosters:Paralympic Games (Men) 1960-1980" (PDF). Wheelchairs Can Jump. Retrieved 21 April 2012. "Results for 2000 Mixed ... Stan Kosmala (born 19 February 1950) is an Australian Paralympic competitor, who has competed in athletics, wheelchair ... and also as a member of the Australia men's national wheelchair basketball team. He won a gold medal at the 1988 Seoul Games in ...
When the National Wheelchair basketball Development was established in 2010, one of its four teams was named the David Gould ... When Gould was 15, he was introduced to the sport of wheelchair basketball. He was chosen to represent South Australia in 1982 ... Gould was co-captain of the national team, now known as the Rollers, at the World Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Sydney ... David Ian Gould, OAM (born 19 April 1965) is an Australian wheelchair basketball player and coach. Gould was part of the ...
Audio help) More spoken articles Rene Ahrens from Queensland is an Australian Paralympic athlete and wheelchair basketballer. ... "Team Rosters:Paralympic Games (Men) 1960-1980" (PDF). Wheelchairs Can Jump. Retrieved 30 August 2012. Rene Ahrens - Athletics ... he won a bronze medal in the Men's Discus 5 event and participated in the Australia men's national wheelchair basketball team. ...
At the 1980 Arnhem Games, he placed fourth again in the shot put event, was part of the Australia men's national wheelchair ... In 1985, he won his first World Wheelchair Championships. McNicholl won another bronze medal at the 1988 Seoul Games in the ... "Winners in Wheelchairs". The Age. 21 July 1978. Retrieved 1 January 2012. "Athlete Search Results". International Paralympic ... In 1991, McNicholl won his second World Wheelchair Weightlifting Championships at the University of Rhode Island, US, where he ...
The men's wheelchair basketball event took place at Stoke Mandeville, England at the Ludwig Guttmann Sports Center. These were ... Labanowich, Stan; Thiboutot, Armand "Tip" (2009). "Paralympic Games (Men) 1984 - 2008". Wheelchairs can jump! (PDF). ... the first Games where players with a disability other than a spinal cord injury could compete in wheelchair basketball. Egypt's ...
His wheelchair basketball career began in 1968 when he represented Victoria at the National Wheelchair Games, where he was ... In 1995 he was inducted into the Australian Wheelchair Association's Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Fame. He died suddenly on 23 ... At the 1980 Arnhem Games, he won a bronze medal in the Men's Slalom 5 event, and coached the national wheelchair basketball ... McIntyre was part of the first two Australian teams for the Wheelchair Basketball World Championships in 1983 and 1986. He was ...
Among the athletes on the team were wheelchair basketball players Mohamed Alilou, Khalid Ennadi, Mohamed Fathi, Mesoudi Mourad ...
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... served by Hope Haven with donations of wheelchairs and staff to properly fit the wheelchairs to users. "Hope Haven ... The costs of wheelchairs is beyond the means of many families, and government funds are also not available, in many countries, ... Callison, J (2007-06-12). "Wheelchairs Carry Message of Hope; Ministry, Rotary club pair up to touch lives in Romania". ... The organization relies upon volunteers and prison inmates to transport and refurbish the wheelchairs. Hope Haven has been ...
A wheelchair race has been held since 2000. Among the wheelchair racers, Edith Hunkeler of Switzerland and Tatyana McFadden of ... Litsky, Frank (November 5, 2006). "Potholes Fail to Stop Winner of Wheelchair Race". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-05-20. ... Dicker, Ron (November 6, 2000). "NEW YORK CITY MARATHON: WHEELCHAIRS; In First Official Race, the Winner Stays Clear of ... Williams, Lena (November 8, 2004). "MARATHON 2004: NOTEBOOK; Strategy Pays Off in Men's Wheelchair Race". The New York Times. ...
It was replaced in June 2000 with a new Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant hut, complete with a wheelchair ramp even ... Carey Goldberg (August 17, 2000). "For These Trailblazers, Wheelchairs Matter". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-04-22. " ...
Haseltine holds two patents for the Haseltine Flyer, a portable protective container for wheelchairs to be used on airplanes, ... Haseltine Systems Incorporated's mission is to improve the mobility of people using wheelchairs. Dr. ... to allow wheelchair users to travel more easily. Dr. Haseltine also holds multiple patents related to Secure Internet ... Haseltine Systems Suitcases for Wheelchairs. Haseltine Systems Inc., n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2013. . "Interview with Florence ...
With wheelchairs used in the 1996 Paralympic Games having a greater resemblance to the wheelchairs used in wheelchair ... The wheelchairs used at the beginning of wheelchair racing were slightly modified everyday chairs. Modern racing wheelchairs ... Wheelchairs made its debut as a medal sport at the 2000 Sydney Paralympic games. These wheelchairs have these following ... Modern wheelchairs used in wheelchair basketball have highly cambered wheels (to prevent injury to players hands). There have ...
These four rules are 'No written words, signage or recognizable logos; No motorized vehicles (except wheelchairs); no live ... No live animals (except guide animals). No motorized vehicles (except motorized wheelchairs) No functional weapons. The Fremont ...
Sam uses a wheelchair. [Jillian Powell; Association of Wheelchair Children.] -- Follows a day in the life of Sam, a girl with ... Shows the modifications made to Sams house, practising for a wheelchair race, and visiting a youth club with a ... ... Sam uses a wheelchair/Jillian Powell; Association of Wheelchair Children.; London : Evans, 2004. ... "Association of Wheelchair Children."--Title page verso.. Description:. 29 pages : color illustrations, color portraits ; 23 cm. ...
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Powered wheelchairs. Main article: Motorized wheelchair. An electric-powered wheelchair, commonly called a "powerchair" is a ... E-hockey is hockey played from electrical wheelchairs. Wheelchair stretchers. Wheelchair stretchers are a variant of wheeled ... "History of Wheelchairs". wheelchair-information.com. Retrieved April 14, 2017.. *^ a b Koerth-Baker, Maggie. "Who Invented the ... "Who Invented the Wheelchair?". Mental Floss Inc. Retrieved 25 May 2012.. *^ a b Bellis, Mary. "History of the Wheelchair". ...
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  • Slip a 19 X 19 inch or smaller wheelchair cushion into our MediWool plush cushion cover. (safehomeproducts.com)
  • The Medicare Approved Comfort Care general use foam wheelchair cushion is designed to provide comfort and basic protection for the wheelchair bound patient. (bluechipmedical.com)
  • This foam wheelchair cushion is available with Vyvex-I™ an incontinent, fluid-proof, low shear nylon cover. (bluechipmedical.com)
  • The core of the Comfort Care medicare approved foam wheelchair cushion is a high density, fire-retardant foam which is supportive and helps redistribute pressure. (bluechipmedical.com)
  • The Curve Wheelchair Cushion by Comfort Company combines high-density molded foam and medial thigh separator to promote postural alignment and pressure reduction. (smeincusa.com)
  • The JAY Go Wheelchair Cushion from IndeMedical.com is an ideal choice for tough skin protection. (indemedical.com)
  • Wheelchairs come in a wide variety of formats to meet the specific needs of their users. (wikipedia.org)
  • An on-board joystick gives users the traditional method of control while a wireless joystick allows for remotely controlling the wheelchair from a distance. (mcgill.ca)
  • It's estimated there are over 4 million users of powered wheelchairs in the U.S. alone and up to 40 per cent of them find daily steering and maneuvering tasks to be difficult or impossible. (mcgill.ca)
  • We took our video camera to Leeds Beckett University to film American football coach and ConnectedCoaches member Will Babbington, who wants to see more wheelchair users get involved in coaching. (connectedcoaches.org)
  • Lack of confidence is a huge barrier preventing wheelchair users from getting involved in sport or physical activity. (connectedcoaches.org)
  • There are some simple solutions to the practical problems wheelchair users face. (connectedcoaches.org)
  • It is an easy trap to fall into though: preaching to readers what is easy and what is difficult for wheelchair users, what they should or shouldn't do, when the statements you are proposing are not rooted in personal experience, rather guesswork or a few hours' online research. (connectedcoaches.org)
  • My eye-opener into how the 1.2 million UK wheelchair users live their lives was merely a fleeting glimpse into the hardships they go through every day with persistence and courage. (connectedcoaches.org)
  • If wheelchair users are to be persuaded to take their first steps into coaching, a credible voice is required to pass judgement. (connectedcoaches.org)
  • Will's words carry the necessary gravitas to hopefully inspire other wheelchair users to follow his path into coaching. (connectedcoaches.org)
  • Timed motor test for wheelchair users: initial development and application in children with spinal cord injury. (elsevier.com)
  • CONCLUSION: In general, the TMT for wheelchair users had fair-to-good intertester and intratester reliability. (elsevier.com)
  • Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Timed motor test for wheelchair users: initial development and application in children with spinal cord injury. (elsevier.com)
  • It also serves as a means to increase the skills of local health professionals working with the children in this study, while providing them with appropriate wheelchairs to use. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The Wheelchair Seating & Mobility Clinic at Tampa General Rehabilitation Center provides evaluation and determination of appropriate wheelchairs for individuals with disabilities and physical functional challenges resulting from spinal cord injury, brain injury, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis and other neurological injuries or illnesses, as well as orthopedic conditions. (tgh.org)
  • On Tuesday 28th June 2016 I participated in a TweetChat with NHS PHB and others, discussing PHBs for wheelchairs to replace the inadequate wheelchair voucher system and hopefully improve the postcode lottery that currently exists. (lucy-watts.co.uk)
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  • The welfare and safety of persons being transported in wheelchairs, three wheeled scooters, power bases and the like is of ever increasing concern and many jurisdictions have enacted stringent safety requirements for devices to secure the wheelchair into the transport vehicle and the occupant into the wheelchair. (google.com)
  • They may include specialized seating adaptions, individualized controls, and may be specific to particular activities, as seen with sports wheelchairs and beach wheelchairs. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Wheelchair and Seating Clinic offers a comprehensive evaluation to help you choose the most appropriate wheelchair and seating option for you among many types of wheelchair and seating options available. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Therapists will educate you about your seating and positioning in the wheelchair. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Our team of wheelchair specialists includes RESNA-certified assistive technology practitioners (ATPs) and seating and mobility specialists who offer individuals the opportunity to examine and trial a variety of mobility and seating products. (tgh.org)
  • Following the specific wheelchair and seating recommendations made by our team of rehabilitation professionals, we work with each patient to ensure that the system is fitted properly to minimize the risk of pressure sores and secondary musculoskeletal complications. (tgh.org)
  • A referral from the client's medical doctor is required to participate in our Wheelchair Seating & Mobility Clinic. (tgh.org)
  • A wheelchair is a chair with wheels , used when walking is difficult or impossible due to illness , injury , or disability . (wikipedia.org)
  • A power chair company, Quantum Rehab, also reached out and delivered a new, customized wheelchair for Cesar last week. (kdvr.com)
  • Bertz said the new wheelchair has iLevel technology, which allows the chair to be raised 10 inches. (kdvr.com)
  • The smart chair is an autonomous wheelchair similar to the self-driving car," he says. (mcgill.ca)
  • Lambs Wool Seat and Back Cover for Wheel Chair This lambswool wheelchair seat cover by SnuggleWool is Made in the USA. (safehomeproducts.com)
  • There are a wide variety of types of wheelchair, differing by propulsion method, mechanisms of control, and technology used. (wikipedia.org)
  • abstract = "OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe the development and preliminary results of reliability testing of the timed motor test (TMT), a performance-based measure of functional status for children with a spinal cord injury (SCI) who use a manual wheelchair. (elsevier.com)
  • MAGIC UNION solid rubber threshold ramps are a safe and easy way to transition a raised surface with a power scooter, wheelchair, walker, or by foot around the home and office. (americanpaininstitute.org)
  • Silver Spring portable threshold ramps are the safe way to overcome differences in elevation in doorways and single steps with a wheelchair, powerchair, mobility scooter, walker, or cane. (americanpaininstitute.org)
  • We applied to wheelchair services again for an assessment for a powerchair, but the minute they realised, despite living in a bungalow, that we didn't have ramps, they denied me on that count. (lucy-watts.co.uk)
  • Nineteen athletes participated in a 1-year injury recall study at an elite wheelchair training camp. (unh.edu)
  • A self-propelled manual wheelchair incorporates a frame, seat, one or two footplates (footrests) and four wheels: usually two caster wheels at the front and two large wheels at the back. (wikipedia.org)
  • SnuggleWool Wheelchair Seat and Back Cover, White 18x36In. (safehomeproducts.com)
  • It took 10 months following becoming wheelchair bound to receive a diagnosis, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which came four days after my 15th birthday. (lucy-watts.co.uk)
  • Now Computer Engineering professor Joëlle Pineau and colleagues from other institutions are working on advancing Klein's work with the next generation of user-friendly wheelchairs. (mcgill.ca)
  • The goal is to develop a flexible interface between the user and the wheelchair so that disabled people can move around their homes and their communities safely and effectively. (mcgill.ca)
  • I became poorly and a wheelchair user in January 2008, at the age of 14, after a childhood full of problems that were never connected or explained. (lucy-watts.co.uk)
  • Which is why I went to see wheelchair user and American football coach Will Babbington one sun-drenched May morning during a training session with his Leeds Academy of American Football under-17 squad at Leeds Beckett University. (connectedcoaches.org)
  • If you are a wheelchair user reading this, congratulations - you are partway to becoming a coach, according to Will, having already cleared the first barrier without even realising it. (connectedcoaches.org)
  • The SmartWheeler and Multi-modal intelligent wheelchair combines robotics and artificial intelligence to give disabled people more autonomy and increasing their safety. (mcgill.ca)
  • Developing a smart wheelchair could improve the mobility of a lot of people. (mcgill.ca)
  • We cannot live any sort of life without a suitable wheelchair, and sadly wheelchair services have lost sight of, and cannot afford to provide for, people with complex, specialist needs who are dependent upon expensive wheelchairs. (lucy-watts.co.uk)
  • In 1887, wheelchairs ("rolling chairs") were introduced to Atlantic City so invalid tourists could rent them to enjoy the Boardwalk. (wikipedia.org)
  • In NHS wheelchair services, and in today's climate, provision of wheelchairs is woefully inadequate. (lucy-watts.co.uk)
  • Finally, we strive to maximize independence and safety both indoors and outdoors by educating the patient and his or her family members/caregiver on wheelchair mobility skills. (tgh.org)
  • I wanted to ask him how much of a deterrent being in a wheelchair was to launching a coaching career, and what barriers he faced when making the leap. (connectedcoaches.org)
  • But Benjamin Nadolsky '18, who uses a wheelchair to get around campus, said this type of proactivity is the least that Yale can do. (yaledailynews.com)
  • Electronic controllers can help a kid who uses a wheelchair drive smoothly, brake easily, and make the wheelchair move with the touch of a hand or even by puffing on a special straw! (kidshealth.org)
  • Sometimes, a person who uses a wheelchair may be teased, feel left out, or get treated differently than other kids. (kidshealth.org)
  • Follows a day in the life of Sam, a girl with spina bifida who uses a wheelchair. (worldcat.org)
  • My church has a member who uses a wheelchair. (yahoo.com)
  • Who Needs a Wheelchair? (kidshealth.org)
  • Good thing the end user already needs a wheelchair! (halfbakery.com)
  • Have you ever wondered if your dog needs a wheelchair? (akc.org)
  • When you first learn your dog needs a wheelchair, it can seem overwhelming. (akc.org)
  • To help you with the transition, we've created a list of everything you should do or buy if your dog needs a wheelchair. (akc.org)
  • Once you learn your dog needs a wheelchair, it's time to do your research and find the right chair for your dog. (akc.org)
  • A wheelchair back support assembly is both lightweight and sturdy, is designed to be inexpensively retrofit to an existing wheelchair of tubular frame construction, is designed to comfortably support the back of wheelchair user's of different sizes and having different physical characteristics and also. (google.com)
  • Like the wheelchair for small dogs, this chair is lightweight, aluminum, and makes it easy for your dog to maneuver on all terrain types. (akc.org)
  • If you are in need of a wide, deep chair with a lightweight capacity, we have just the wheelchair for you. (cardinalhealth.com)
  • A stylish lightweight wheelchair for dynamic urban living. (motivation.org.uk)
  • Bespoke racing wheelchairs designed and manufactured by UK firm Draft will be used by a number of medal hopefuls during the London 2012 Paralympics , including Beijing gold medalist David Weir and London Marathon winner Shelly Woods (below). (dezeen.com)
  • To illustrate how difficult it will be to overhaul America's health care, CNN decided to focus on one item in the nation's health care bill: a basic wheelchair. (cnn.com)
  • The RetroLift transforms a basic wheelchair into a viable vertical lifting device by raising the patient to the level of the examination table or bed. (disabled-world.com)
  • Physicist Stephen Hawking, whose life story will soon be brought to the silver screen in the biopic drama The Theory of Everything , showcases the connected wheelchair in an Intel video. (entrepreneur.com)
  • FILE PHOTO: Fine-art handler Tom Richardson poses with a motorised wheelchair belonging to British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking ahead of an auction of items from Hawkings' personal estate at Christie's in London, Britain October 30, 2018. (reuters.com)
  • LONDON (Reuters) - A motorized wheelchair used by the late British physicist Stephen Hawking sold at auction on Thursday for almost 300,000 pounds ($391,740.00) while a dissertation raised nearly twice that at a sale to raise money for charity. (reuters.com)
  • (CNN) - Some of the most prized possessions of late British physicist Stephen Hawking, including a copy of his Ph.D thesis and an early wheelchair, have sold for much more than expected at an auction by Christie's in London. (click2houston.com)
  • A Ronkonkoma carpenter and his son helped out a mother and her 5-year-old disabled daughter by building a temporary wheelchair ramp to replace one that had been stolen from their Mastic home. (newsday.com)
  • When David Lohr heard someone had stolen a Mastic home's portable wheelchair ramp -- one used daily by a disabled 5-year-old girl -- he did more than shake his head. (newsday.com)
  • We've had wheelchairs stolen, but never a ramp. (newsday.com)
  • Heavy-duty construction, large safety plate platform with integral ramp, and the 500 lb capacity makes this the perfect scale for weighing patients in manual or power wheelchairs, dialysis patients, or walk-ons. (askjan.org)
  • To help him getting over 3 stairs, we are considering building a wooden wheelchair ramp. (yahoo.com)
  • Another option is to buy a portable wheelchair ramp. (yahoo.com)
  • Swiss company Küschall has made a wheelchair it claims is the world's lightest, using wonder material graphene . (dezeen.com)
  • His unique status is reflected in an upcoming auction of some of the late physicist's possessions: It includes complex scientific papers, one of the world's most iconic wheelchairs and a script from "The Simpsons. (financialexpress.com)
  • Once the patient's legs are touching the seat of the wheelchair, bend your knees to lower the patient into the seat. (medlineplus.gov)
  • One key piece, he said, is a relatively low-cost, three-dimensional sensor affixed to a bar on the front of the wheelchair. (disabled-world.com)
  • The motorized unit is attached onto the front of the wheelchair to produce a 3-wheel configuration. (kickstarter.com)
  • Wheelchairs for Kids manufactures rough terrain children's wheelchairs, donating them to children around the world. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Wheelchairs for Kids produces its rough terrain wheelchairs in accordance to World Health Organisation guidelines. (wikipedia.org)
  • Electric wheelchairs are a real boon to people with disabilities, but they lack something that every automobile has: a way to adjust the power to the wheels, making them less useful when the terrain gets rough. (ibtimes.com)
  • In his presentation, Cooper mentioned the need for terrain-dependent, electric-powered wheelchair assistance. (ibtimes.com)
  • 21 similar articles, including: extreme all-terrain wheelchairs, supercar-inspired wheelchairs, and heavy-duty outdoor wheelchairs. (trendhunter.com)
  • Will go on a terrain that standard wheelchairs won't touch. (umc.org)
  • Whether it's a R ough Terrain giving Richard back his independence, or a t ricycle that Jashmine uses for school, a Motivation wheelchair will help someone fulfil their potential. (motivation.org.uk)
  • Whether it's a R ough Terrain helping Richard to regain his independence, or a t ricycle helping someone to get to work, our wheelchairs and training are helping people to fulfil their potential. (motivation.org.uk)
  • As of February 2015 they have manufactured and donated 30,000 such wheelchairs. (wikipedia.org)
  • When Larry Dodson travels, he doesn't bother with planes anymore-as a quadriplegic who relies on a $30,000 custom wheelchair for his mobility and health, he can't afford the risk of picking the wrong airline. (motherjones.com)
  • They say previous autonomous wheelchair designs could cost the user upwards of $30,000, but say the product they've developed will have a total cost of between $300 and $700. (disabled-world.com)
  • This is the solution that the thought-controlled wheelchair will put to use. (howstuffworks.com)
  • The newest gadget in personal mobility is the thought-controlled wheelchair, and this iteration seems to have quite a complex navigation system. (singularityhub.com)
  • In observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Austin Peay State Universitys Office of Disability Services and the University Recreation Office present the annual Wheelchair Basketball Game. (apsu.edu)
  • A wheelchair is a chair with wheels , used when walking is difficult or impossible due to illness , injury , or disability . (wikipedia.org)
  • To accommodate all of our customers, we transport all types of personal wheelchairs, including manual and battery-powered wheelchairs, carts, scooters, any accompanying prosthetic devices and other assistive devices used to manage a disability. (delta.com)
  • Bates, who was discovered wheelchair basketball when he was 13, was told on Tuesday that his disability does not meet its strict criteria for competing in international games -- a decision that he is appealing. (cnn.com)
  • N. Takenobu and I. Hafid, "Electric wheelchair simulator for rehabilitation of persons with motor disability," in National Rehabilitation Centre for Persons with Disabilities Conference paper , Japan, 2006. (hindawi.com)
  • SACRAMENTO, California (CNN) -- Debbie Brown used to process medical and dental forms for a living before a debilitating illness forced her into early disability retirement and left her in a simple, no-frills wheelchair -- a rented wheelchair that has cost taxpayers and the patient about $1,200. (cnn.com)
  • Her ride in it is made more difficult because her husband, retired from the armed services, is also on disability and has trouble getting the wheelchair in and out of the car. (cnn.com)
  • Therefore, an intelligent wheelchair that can assist the user in reaching his/her destination by avoiding collisions would be useful for people with severe disability [1]. (resna.org)
  • Venning said the wheelchair became a symbol not just of disability but of Hawking's "puckish sense of humor. (financialexpress.com)
  • NOA also incorporates another series of function, based on new technologies, aimed at increasing safety (automatic calls to emergency services and/or to family members for detection of falls by the user or the wheelchair overturning, detection of obstacles and anti-collision systems), manoeuvrability (semi-automatic help in the manoeuvre for negotiating edges) and facilitating control (remote control and pre-programmed itineraries). (medgadget.com)
  • Toronto-based Cyberworks Robotics and the University of Toronto have applied the same principles at work in self-driving cars, saying using similar types of sensors on motorized wheelchairs can allow the mobility aids to dodge obstacles and travel routes without assistance from the user. (disabled-world.com)
  • For the wheelchair interface, a laser is used to scan for obstacles and the user is given options by way of a 3-D map on the computer screen. (singularityhub.com)
  • An electric-powered wheelchair that can assist people with disabilities in their mobility by avoiding obstacles is being developed for individuals who lack fine motor control or have partial vision loss. (resna.org)
  • To perform obstacle avoidance, it is necessary to predict the wheelchair position over a given length of time so that the commands leading to the collision with obstacles can be avoided. (resna.org)
  • The supplementary controller, along with its sensor network, guides the chair to avoid the obstacles sensed in its immediate surroundings with a minimum of input from the wheelchair user [4]. (resna.org)
  • To aid the user in avoiding obstacles, joystick signals issued by the wheelchair users sometimes have to be overridden by signals from the supplementary controller. (resna.org)
  • It is necessary to predict the wheelchair position over a given length of time in response to the control signals, in order to determine whether the existing signal would lead to a collision with detected obstacles. (resna.org)
  • Hoops for Hope includes youth and adult divisions, and invites disabled, and able-bodied athlete alike, to participate regardless of any previous wheelchair basketball experience. (dailyherald.com)
  • The tournament will be vital in giving the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) the chance to test its operations including the athlete and wheelchair movements around the venue, the results and scoring systems, and workforce. (prweb.com)
  • British wheelchair basketball athlete George Bates has said he is considering having his leg amputated after a rule change left him ineligible to play for Great Britain. (cnn.com)
  • Cooper has used a wheelchair since suffering a spinal cord injury in 1980 during his service in the Army. (ibtimes.com)
  • Robotic wheelchair improves mobility - Yusuf Akturkoglu was wheelchair-bound after suffering a spinal cord injury. (cnn.com)
  • The characteristics of the new wheelchair enable users to operate a single machine in all the ambits of their daily lives. (medgadget.com)
  • The characteristics of the new wheelchair have been carefully chosen after consultation with Bidaideak, Elkartu and Gene and other associations for the disabled. (innovations-report.com)
  • Brazilian start-up Hoobox Robotics has collaborated with Intel to produce an adapter kit that allows almost any electric wheelchair to be controlled by the user's facial expressions. (dezeen.com)
  • Manual wheelchairs generally have brakes that bear on the tyres of the rear wheels, however these are solely a parking brake and in-motion braking is provided by the user's palms bearing directly on the push-rims. (wikipedia.org)
  • Can I take the wheelchair abroad? (ageuk.org.uk)
  • And I get off the plane at the other end on my own, unless my back has been triggered/set off, in which case I have to take the wheelchair getting off of the plane as well. (newser.com)
  • Since the motors in wheelchairs are electric, there isn't a change of gears, rather the system would alter the response of the joystick used to control the hair. (ibtimes.com)
  • The designers of an electric wheelchair share scheme and two exoskeletons are among the five finalists of the Mobility Unlimited Challenge who will be given $500,000 each to develop their prototypes. (dezeen.com)
  • For example, a manual wheelchair, walker or cane as a backup for an electric scooter. (cdc.gov)
  • Electric powered drive wheelchair, folding. (abledata.com)
  • of his electric wheelchair, which he then rode away from the crime scene, police allege. (thesmokinggun.com)
  • As Ballard attempted to call for help, McQuery "pushed the victim off his electric wheelchair and took the victim's cell phone," according to a San Diego Police Department report . (thesmokinggun.com)
  • If your electric/battery-powered wheelchair will fit upright through the aircraft cargo compartment door - or if it can be stowed upright in the cargo compartment - we will not need to disassemble it and will leave the batteries attached. (delta.com)
  • with recent innovations in smartphone, automobile, drone, and even robotic vacuum cleaner technology, scewo was surprised to find the same electric wheelchairs from years ago on today's market. (designboom.com)
  • Wheelchairs and electric wheelchairs are the most common medically prescribed equipment for assistance with daily mobility. (medical-supplies-equipment-company.com)
  • With hundreds of individual wheelchair and electric wheelchair models to choose from, it is difficult to determine which is the best wheelchair for you. (medical-supplies-equipment-company.com)
  • Our Wheelchair product specialists can help determine what wheelchair features you will need and assist you to differentiate between wheelchair and electric wheelchair model specifications. (medical-supplies-equipment-company.com)
  • Q. The electric wheelchair I've been using the last 10 years is beyond repair, and my vendor says replacement parts are unavailable. (newmobility.com)
  • N. Steyn, Virtual reality platform modelling and design for versatile electric wheelchair simulation in an enabled environment, [Ph.D. thesis] , Department of Electrical Engineering, Tshwane University of Technology, 2014. (hindawi.com)
  • B. W. Johson and J. H. Aylor, "Dynamic modeling of an electric wheelchair," IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications , vol. (hindawi.com)
  • Compared to manually operated wheelchairs, pegasus is trying to break the image of the old wheelchair by combining electric drive motor with gyroscopic sensors to help the driver to move not just forward and backward but also in an upright position. (tuvie.com)
  • Electric wheelchairs are responsible for giving back independence to a great many people the world over. (hackaday.com)
  • Range for the wheelchairs is listed as about 1/3 of an electric wheelchair but recharging compressed air takes minutes, not hours. (hackaday.com)
  • He and his team won the Hackaday Prize in 2015 for designing a system which allowed electric wheelchairs to be controlled with eye gaze software without altering the chairs themselves (which are often not owned by the user). (hackaday.com)
  • From Doris Hunter's perspective in an electric wheelchair, Vancouver looks much different than it does to someone who's able-bodied. (ottawacitizen.com)
  • To get up to speed, check out the Singularity Hub posts about the brain-powered robotic-armed wheelchair, brain Twitter , and the Emotiv Epoc gaming headset. (singularityhub.com)
  • The last time the 70-year old Vietnam veteran took a flight, airline employees lost his wheelchair, leaving him stranded in an uncomfortable airport wheelchair, in the middle of a public terminal area while they searched for it. (motherjones.com)
  • If you need utilize an airport wheelchair from the moment you arrive, we offer wheelchair assistants who will assist you through the terminal, security and to the gate. (delta.com)
  • Another big hit at the auction was an early motorized wheelchair used by Hawking after he was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 1963. (click2houston.com)
  • The plot, in brief: Glee club advisor/teacher William Schuester is disappointed when the kids in the club are content to have their one wheelchair-bound club-member ride to a competition in his father's car rather than raise money to rent a wheelchair-accessible bus. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Do portable wheelchair ramps have to follow ADA code? (yahoo.com)
  • Twice the length of a standard wheelchair, half again the weight. (halfbakery.com)
  • In this project, a supplementary controller has been developed, which sits between the joystick and the standard wheelchair motor controller. (resna.org)
  • Z. Fang Hu, L. Li, Y. Luo, Y. Zhang, and X. Wei, "A novel intelligent wheelchair control approach based on head gesture recognition," in 2010 International Conference on Computer Application and System Modeling (ICCASM 2010) , vol. 6, pp. (hindawi.com)
  • The China Women's National Wheelchair Basketball Team is the wheelchair basketball side that represents China in international competitions for women as part of the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation . (wikipedia.org)
  • At the time the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) adhered to its own, separate criteria -- which did include Bates' condition. (cnn.com)
  • Speaking to the BBC's "Today" program on Thursday, Bates said: "The IPC have forced the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation to change their classification code. (cnn.com)
  • Did Hollywood Strike Out With Wheelchair Users in the Past? (go.com)
  • In general, users of motorised wheelchairs also have a manual wheelchair for use in interiors, given its greater manoeuvrability. (medgadget.com)
  • Wheelchairs come in a wide variety of formats to meet the specific needs of their users. (wikipedia.org)
  • Here are some of the best travel products for wheelchair users. (newmobility.com)
  • 9 Cool New Products for Wheelchair Users. (newmobility.com)
  • Wheelchair users say they're cautiously optimistic about the development of such technology. (disabled-world.com)
  • The concept was originally intended to help wheelchair users with upper-body disabilities that limited their movements, such as hand tremors, ALS or spinal cord injuries. (disabled-world.com)
  • Vivek Burhanpurkar, Chief Executive of Cyberworks Robotics, said the technology has benefits for wheelchair users of all stripes, not just those with upper-body mobility challenges. (disabled-world.com)
  • This unique system - the first of its kind - decreases the risk of injury and painful conditions common to wheelchair users, such as arthritis in the shoulders. (yankodesign.com)
  • However, the reality of the situation is that wheelchair users still need to do a bit more forward planning if they want to enjoy a night on the tiles. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Cirrus Concept Design LLC Launches New Medical Device, RetroLift - Improves Quality of Life For Wheelchair Users and Reduces Risk of Injury to Health Care Workers. (disabled-world.com)
  • The RetroLift improves the quality of life, independence, and dignity for wheelchair users. (disabled-world.com)
  • There are plans to supply ten of the machines to the Morgan's Wonderland amusement park to enable wheelchair users to share in the fun of the water park. (hackaday.com)
  • When it comes to repetitive stress injuries, wheelchair users have typists beat by a mile. (deseretnews.com)
  • A study under way at the lab is an attempt to help doctors and therapists provide better training for wheelchair users by analyzing techniques. (deseretnews.com)
  • Most of us take walking for granted but getting from one point to another is a strenuous everyday job for wheelchair users. (kickstarter.com)
  • We aim to provide a solution for wheelchair users to have a comfortable journey. (kickstarter.com)
  • We hope to gain real user feedback for EMMA to better fulfill the needs of wheelchair users. (kickstarter.com)
  • Our experiences in volunteering for outing trips conducted for wheelchair-bound users highlighted the travelling difficulties faced by these users. (kickstarter.com)
  • Hence, we identified a need for a more accessible solution to make travelling convenient for wheelchair users. (kickstarter.com)
  • A self-propelled manual wheelchair incorporates a frame, seat, one or two footplates (footrests) and four wheels: usually two caster wheels at the front and two large wheels at the back. (wikipedia.org)
  • Quickie manual wheelchairs allow you to move comfortably without any assistance. (sportaid.com)
  • To get the right Quickie manual wheelchair for you browse through our high quality collection of Quickie Manual Wheelchairs or feel free to call 1-800-743-7203 for help choosing the right options. (sportaid.com)
  • Save up to 30% on Quickie Manual Wheelchairs at Sportaid today! (sportaid.com)
  • He has a spinal cord injury and uses a manual wheelchair (he is unable to stand or walk at all). (sanparks.org)
  • I won't ever be able to use a manual wheelchair full time," said Spruill, who now uses a power wheelchair - which costs more, is difficult to move in and out of vehicles and, experts say, can make the user feel more dependent. (deseretnews.com)
  • This fully modular wheelchair can climb curbs up to 3 inches high, or up to 5 inches with the optional curb climber. (abledata.com)
  • Medals and awards sold for 296,750 pounds, compared with an estimate of 15,000 pounds, while the red motorized wheelchair sold for 296,750 pounds, also compared with an estimate of 15,000 pounds. (reuters.com)
  • As the market leader in wheelchairs and durable medical equipment, expect complete selection and clinical expertise always. (medline.com)
  • The 3G Arrow Rear Wheel Drive Power Wheelchair with TrueTrack is a powered wheelchair designed for use by individuals with mobility, neurological, or lower extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. (abledata.com)
  • The 6Runner 10, model 888WNLM, is a powered wheelchair designed for use by individuals with lower extremity, mobility or neurological disabilities, spinal cord injury, or arthritis. (abledata.com)
  • The 6Runner 10 Deluxe, model 858WM, is a powered wheelchair designed for use by individuals with lower extremity, mobility or neurological disabilities, spinal cord injury, or arthritis. (abledata.com)
  • The Action Trackchair, model SM, is a powered sport wheelchair designed for use by children and adults of short stature with lower extremity, mobility, or neurological disabilities or spinal cord injury. (abledata.com)
  • Adventure is an powered wheelchair designed for indoor or outdoor use by individuals with mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. (abledata.com)
  • The scene where the character goes from his wheelchair into his 'avatar,' where he's walking and playing basketball, it was really touching," said Muha, who had a spinal cord injury in a car accident at age 5. (go.com)
  • I didn't feel like it was a pity story about someone in a wheelchair," said Muha, a communications associate at the National Spinal Cord Injury Association and the current Ms. Wheelchair New Jersey. (go.com)
  • Muha and other spinal cord injury advocates say they felt his decisions about living in a wheelchair were a welcome change from the way paraplegics are frequently portrayed in popular movies. (go.com)
  • Flores chose NSCIA because of their support in navigating doctors and helping him successfully advocate for a stand-up wheelchair during his rehabilitation, as well as their ability to help others lead full and independent lives with spinal cord injury or disorder. (care2.com)
  • Photo: United Spinal Starts Auction of Grand Concert Harp Built by Master Harp Artisan With Spinal Cord Injury: A World Class Harp Built From a Wheelchair. (care2.com)
  • In the colorful country of Brazil (love this place) they have completely taken to wheelchair fashion, and Candida Cirino ( her site ) is a fashion designer who designs clothes for those with spinal cord injuries. (newmobility.com)
  • Part of the ITF Wheelchair Tennis circuit and the London Prepares series, the official London 2012 test events, the tournament will give players the chance to compete in the London 2012 venue for Wheelchair Tennis ahead of the Paralympic Games. (prweb.com)
  • A retrofit motorized wheelchair unit that can attach onto any common wheelchair, is affordable & convenient for urban environments. (kickstarter.com)
  • EMMA is a retrofit motorized wheelchair unit. (kickstarter.com)
  • At 8,000 feet in the High Sierra, disabled adults on crutches and in wheelchairs are pushing through boundaries that would stop most able-bodied folks. (latimes.com)
  • And the competing vehicles were chrome wheelchairs propelled only by elbow grease and foot power--no motors allowed. (latimes.com)
  • Power wheelchairs have many advantages for kids who need them. (kidshealth.org)
  • To check your wheelchair, please call 404-209-3434 to provide at least 48 hours advance notice for power wheelchairs. (delta.com)
  • I have been "demoted" to a standard power wheelchair. (newmobility.com)
  • Researchers and robotics experts say they have developed cost-effective technology that would allow power wheelchairs to drive themselves. (disabled-world.com)
  • Kelly said the project has not focused on developing new wheelchairs, but rather a sensory system that could be retrofitted to existing power wheelchairs or incorporated in ones to be built in the future. (disabled-world.com)
  • To address this, the GO wheelchair has super tactile push rims with a surface designed to lock into the included GO wheelchair glove system that delivers greater power-to-push ratio. (yankodesign.com)
  • L. Fehr, W. E. Langbein, and S. B. Skaar, "Adequacy of power wheelchair control interfaces for persons with severe disabilities: a clinical survey," Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development , vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 353-360, 2000. (hindawi.com)
  • Sixteen years ago Aaron had a motocross accident that left him paralyzed, never again would he experience adventure other than from the seat of a power wheelchair. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • Then I found myself in a power wheelchair trailing off the back, trying to wrestle back the life I once had. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • We first calibrated the forward and backward movements of the wheelchair. (resna.org)
  • In his current project, [Joey] has equipped a wheelchair with a pair of Arduino-controlled servos that squeeze the brakes to simulate an obstacle . (hackaday.com)
  • In the VR realm, a player pushes the wheelchair toward a virtual block and the brakes engage, requiring the player push harder to bypass the obstacle. (hackaday.com)
  • California state assemblyman Matt Dababneh worked to raise money to replace the specialized wheelchairs designed for children and adults with disabilities after they were stolen from a nonprofit's warehouse in Van Nuys, Los Angeles. (nbcbayarea.com)
  • Headquartered in Irvine, CA, FWM works around the world in partnership with a vast network of humanitarian, faith-based and government organizations, sending wheelchairs to hundreds of thousands of individuals with disabilities who need a wheelchair, but can't afford one. (charitynavigator.org)
  • SWRA promotes and supports the Seattle Slam, a wheelchair rugby team for athletes with disabilities limiting the function of upper and lower extremities. (volunteermatch.org)
  • Classic Hollywood often used wheelchairs as a symbol of life's tragedies. (go.com)
  • He has paralysis in his arms and legs, but is able to use a wheelchair. (go.com)
  • She's a big girl and the only way she gets around is in my arms or a wheelchair. (newsday.com)
  • Additionally, our wheelchairs hold weight capacities of up to 700 pounds. (cardinalhealth.com)
  • So Collins decided to adapt it to wheelchairs. (ibtimes.com)
  • scewo is a self-balancing wheelchair that can go up and down stairs independently and smoothly. (designboom.com)
  • Robotic wheelchair improves mobility - Unlike a wheelchair, the Tek RMD is designed to be mounted from the back. (cnn.com)
  • He would rather stay on this island with smoke monsters than go back to Earth in a wheelchair," said Muha. (go.com)
  • Old Timers running back Mabel Carcia, 87-years-old, is pushed by Pat Schultz during Wheelchair Bowl X at Teresian House on Friday Feb.1,2013 in Albany, N.Y. The Old Timers beat the Mavens 21-19. (timesunion.com)
  • This means the option is there if you were popping into Maidstone for a bit shopping and felt a wheelchair would be beneficial, or you're having a day out and want to save yourself the long distances you can drop by our offices in the morning and bring it back at the end of the day. (ageuk.org.uk)
  • The Department of Transportation first proposed requiring airlines to track wheelchair data back in 2011. (motherjones.com)
  • Pivot towards the wheelchair, moving your feet so your back is aligned with your hips. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Wheelchairs and Manually-Powered Mobility Aids are allowed anywhere foot traffic is allowed. (floridastateparks.org)
  • Mogo Wheelchairs is an Australian manufacturer of sporting wheelchairs established by Michael Callahan who competed in wheelchair basketball for Australia at the 1984 Summer Paralympics and 1992 Summer Paralympics. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mogo pioneered the inclusion of a fifth wheel that is now standard in wheelchair basketball. (wikipedia.org)
  • The 2014 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) Women's National Championship takes place April 25-27, 2014 in Richmond, B.C. The tournament, sanctioned by Wheelchair Basketball Canada, is being hosted by the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society. (ustream.tv)
  • Joy of the Game in Deerfield hosts Hoops for Hope 2013: a 3-on-3 wheelchair basketball tournament, on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (dailyherald.com)
  • The first tailor-made 3D printed seats for wheelchair basketball are being used by competitors at the London 2012 Paralympics . (dezeen.com)
  • There will be a training session before the game to explain how to play basketball while in a wheelchair. (apsu.edu)
  • Motivation's Multisport wheelchair is flexible, adjustable and adaptable, making it great for basketball, rugby and much more. (motivation.org.uk)
  • Candida has also designed new uniforms for Brazil's wheelchair basketball team, as well as a dress for gospel singer Pamela Sullen (also a wheelchair-user). (newmobility.com)
  • His concept is of a wheelchair that can be manually transitioned to a standing position to allow more normal social interactions and has a gear box for more efficient wheeling. (medgadget.com)
  • Since his motorized wheelchair was stolen, Morris has been using his backup wheelchair as a walker. (latimes.com)
  • BASHIQA, Iraq (Reuters) - Abbas Ali wept as his wife slowly pushed him in his wheelchair out of their village in northern Iraq, a risky escape along a route where Islamic State snipers three days earlier had shot dead a couple seeking freedom from their rule. (reuters.com)