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.
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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.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Self-efficacy psychological well-being of wheelchair tennis participants and wheelchair nontennis participants. AU - Greenwood, C. M.. AU - Dzewaltowski, D. A.. AU - French, R.. PY - 1990. Y1 - 1990. N2 - The importance of self-efficacy as a cognitive mediator of wheelchair mobile individuals psychological well-being was examined. Specifically assessed were competitive wheelchair tennis participants and wheelchair nontennis participants mood and self-efficacy toward performing tennis and general wheelchair mobility tasks. Wheelchair tennis participants exhibited an iceberg profile of positive well-being and were higher than the Profile of Mood States norm on vigor and lower than the norm on tension, anger, depression, fatique, and confusion. Furthermore, wheelchair mobility self-efficacy significantly correlated with wheelchair tennis self-efficacy. More important, both self-efficacy measures correlated significantly with vigor for the wheelchair tennis participants and ...
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 ...
Keeping in mind the challenges faced by persons with disabilities on wheelchairs, Society for Special Persons laid the foundation of Pakistan Customized Wheelchair Unit in Multan. PCWU adjusts the wheelchairs based on the weight, age, gender of the user, while making these wheelchairs colorful and attractive.. PCWU is working on the dynamics of a complete wheelchair clinic that also provides wheelchair repair and maintenance. Wheelchairs are manufactured from scratch by skilled professionals most of which are PWDs themselves.. Customized wheelchairs symbolize free mobility of persons with disabilities, with the aim to empower PWDs by inspiring them to move through their daily routines including education, employment, household, social service and participation in other recreational activities without seeking dependence.. PCWU has created mobility for PWDs and provids them with chances to employment through easing the process of movement. PCWU staff consist of persons with disabilities who are ...
WHEELCHAIR PROPULSION. First US wheelchair patent A.P. Blunt, et. all., •Wheelchair propulsion % efficient (Woude et al, , ) •Optimal human chemical-mechanical whole body efficiency ~ 25% (Marks STD Handbook, ) •Occurs at ½ max muscle force and ¼ max muscle speedFile Size: 1MB.
Background: People may use a wheelchair when they need assistance with mobility. Some users have to remain seated in their wheelchair for most of their awake time and for a lot of activities. The need for a well fitted and supportive wheelchair is important and, for those who use the wheelchair for many hours, peak pressure distribution is of interest to prevent pressure ulcers and discomfort. Aim: To describe how high local peak pressures may be distributed over risk areas for pressure ulcers in different wheelchair settings. Methods: Two groups of healthy adults were recruited (40 elderly and 30 younger individuals). Two standard models of manual wheelchairs were used together with two types of wheelchair cushions. Results: The elderly group had a higher peak pressure over the ischial tuberosity and increased posterior pelvic rotation in the shaped seat cushion. Both groups had higher peak pressure over the trochanter in the shaped seat cushion. Peak pressure was also higher over the
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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 ...
Harmar AL-500HD Power Wheelchair Mobility Scooter Lift With Swingout. Works beautifully with working swingout. The item Harmar AL-500HD Power Wheelchair Mobility Scooter Lift With Swingout is in sale since Wednesday, November 27, 2019. This item is in the category Health & Beauty\Medical & Mobility\Mobility/Walking Equipment\Stairlifts & Elevators. The seller is ebdtoyz and is located in Bakersfield, California. This item cant be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item. ...
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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 ...
Karma STAR 2 wheelchair challenges the conventional look of the wheelchair with its dynamic, innovative design. The seamless elliptical frame combines style with functionality, improving durability of the wheelchair. Besides its eye-catching design, the ultralight aluminium wheelchair provides excellent manoeuvrability and is equipped with several ergonomic features to aid both the attendant and the wheelchair user in their daily activities. You can choose between attendant-propelled wheelchair with 14″ rear wheel or self-propelled wheelchair with 24″ quick-released rear wheel.
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 users of different sizes and having different physical characteristics and also flexes and moves relative to the wheelchair in response to movements of the back, shoulders and arms of the wheelchair user to thereby provide comfortable dynamic support to the back of the wheelchair user.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Low-Intensity Wheelchair Training in Inactive People with Long-Term Spinal Cord Injury. T2 - A Randomized Controlled Trial on Propulsion Technique. AU - van der Scheer, Jan W.. AU - de Groot, Sonja. AU - Vegter, Riemer J. K.. AU - Hartog, Johanneke. AU - Tepper, Marga. AU - Slootman, Hans. AU - Veeger, DirkJan H. E. J.. AU - van der Woude, Lucas H. V.. AU - ALLRISC Grp. PY - 2015/11. Y1 - 2015/11. N2 - Objective The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of a low-intensity wheelchair training on propulsion technique in inactive people with long-term spinal cord injury.Design Participants in this multicenter nonblinded randomized controlled trial were inactive manual wheelchair users with spinal cord injury for at least 10 yrs (N = 29), allocated to exercise (n = 14) or no exercise. The 16-wk training consisted of wheelchair treadmill propulsion at 30%-40% heart rate reserve or equivalent in rate of perceived exertion, twice a week, 30 mins per session. Propulsion ...
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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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Safety Checklist for Wheelchair Users. .. I was contacted by Michael Morris from RS Components asking me to share a useful and in-depth home safety checklist they have created for wheelchair users.. The guide is called A Home Safety Checklist for Wheelchair Users and and offers plenty of valuable information such as:. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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PLEASE NOTE: This is an inclusive sport competition, therefore is open to all students regardless of whether or not they are wheelchair users. Sports wheelchairs will be supplied for all participants at no extra cost. Should a wheelchair user require assistance to transfer from their wheelchair to a sports wheelchair, they are encouraged to bring someone along to assist them on the day.. * Note: you must purchase a 2021 UniSA Sport Membership (FREE for UniSA students) and be a currently enrolled UniSA student in order to register for the SA Intervarsity Sport Carnival *. ...
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Very occasionally, wheelchairs are damaged in transit. If your wheelchair is provided by a UK NHS wheelchair service let them know before you fly that you plan on taking your wheelchair and they can advise you about your conditions of loan and taking out insurance if necessary. If it is your own wheelchair make sure your holiday insurance covers this. ...
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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 ...
No Limits Basketball is a wheelchair basketball project promoted by Wolf Basket Asd and sponsored by different companies such as Microtex Composites.. The training has begun on Saturday 8th May at the Nursery Campus of Vannucci Piante. At the event took part also the major of Pistoia Alessandro Tomasi and the sport councillor Alessandro Sabella.. The aim of No Limits Basketball is to create in Pistoia, indeed, the third centre of the wheelchair basketball, following the Volpi Rosse in Florence and Livorno which are already part of the Fipic Serie B Championship (Italian Federation of Wheelchair Basketball).. ...
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] ...
The search continues for the next Ms. Wheelchair Puerto Rico! We need your help finding her. Ms. Wheelchair Puerto Rico works to eliminate the barriers that prevent people with disabilities from living a full and meaningful life. The barriers that exist are both architectural and attitudinal. She will educate the general public and bring awareness of these issues, while sharing the many achievements of people with disabilities across Puerto Rico. During her year long reign, she will have the opportunity to travel throughout Puerto Rico visiting elected officials, talking with individuals, and various community groups, making public appearances and conducting radio, print, and TV interviews. Her commitment and personal example serve to further the mission of Ms. Wheelchair Puerto Rico.. Ms. Wheelchair Puerto Rico needs to be a woman that uses a wheelchair for 100% of her community mobility. She must be at least 21 years of age, a resident of Puerto Rico and an United States citizen.. She should ...
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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.
UK based Phoenix Instinct is the winner of the Mobility Unlimited Challenge, receiving $1 million to bring its intelligent ultra-light carbon fibre wheelchair to market, with the potential to transform millions of lives in the disability community.. The Challenge, launched in 2017 by The Toyota Mobility Foundation in partnership with Nesta Challenges, attracted entries from more than 80 teams from 28 countries and offered a total award fund of $4 million.. The winning entry, the Phoenix i, from Inverness-based Phoenix Instinct, uses intelligent systems to automatically adjust its centre of gravity, making the wheelchairs ultra-light carbon fibre frame extremely stable and easy to manoeuvre. It uses front-wheel power-assistance to reduce painful vibrations and minimise strain on the user. The chairs intelligent powered braking system automatically detects when the user is going downhill and adjusts to help control the descent.. Andrew Slorance, founder and CEO of Phoenix Instinct, said: ...
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 ...
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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.
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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. ...
The aim was to analyze the changes of physical performance and physiological responses during a high-intensity training task in wheelchair basketball (WB) players. Thirteen Spanish first division WB male players participated in this study. A test battery (change of direction ability, sprints, and sled towing) was performed to study neuromuscular responses before (pre) and after (post) the small-sided games (SSG). Furthermore, tympanic temperature and blood lactate concentration were measured before and immediately after players finished the SSG. The SSG tasks consisted in four players against four, 4 bouts of 4 min with 2 min of recovery periods. There was a 1.10% decline in performance in both 5- and 20-m sprints (p , .01; effect size [ES] ≤ 0.14), 1.82% decline in 5-m sled towing (p , .05; ES = 0.18), and 2.68% decline in 20-m sled towing (p , .01; ES = 0.27) between pre- and post-SSG. As in physical performance results, significant differences were observed between pre and post in ...
Choice International in partnership with Peepul Enterprise promote disability sports and inclusive fitness in Leicester. We conduct monthly Give it a Go sessions in sports and fitness. We are also in the process of organising regular Wheelchair Basketball sessions in partnership with the Leicester Cobras.. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.. ...
Motorized wheelchair control[edit]. Typical applications of Sip-and-Puff devices are for control of a motorized wheelchair. ... An initial hard puff will enable the wheelchair to move forward, while a hard sip will stop the wheelchair. Conversely, an ... while a hard puff will stop the wheelchair. A continuous soft sip or soft puff will enable the wheelchair to move left or right ... It is commonly used to control a motorized wheelchair by quadriplegics with very high injury to their spinal cord or people ...
Wheelchair taxicabs are part of the regular fleet in most cases, and so are not reserved exclusively for the use of wheelchair ... Wheelchair taxicabs are most often specially modified vans or minivans. Wheelchair-using passengers are loaded, with the help ... Some wheelchair taxicabs are capable of transporting only one wheelchair-using passenger at a time, and can usually accommodate ... Such taxicabs are variously called accessible taxis, wheelchair- or wheelchair-accessible taxicabs, modified taxicabs, or " ...
11th Swiss Wheelchair Championship in Zurich. *7th World Wheelchair Games, Paralympics Stoke Mandeville UK, bronze medal ( ... World Light Heavyweight Champion (first lift in wheelchair exceeding 200 kg). *8th World Wheelchair Games, Paralympics Stoke ... Weight lifting, wheel chair athletics[edit]. *1982 *World Light Heavyweight Champion and Swiss Champion ... On 27 May of that year, he was paralyzed in a car accident and was restricted to a wheel chair thereafter. He overcame this ...
The duo wheeled around the stage in their wheelchairs, and at one point Drummond was seen plucking feathers from a dead swan. ... Drummond, Bill (2000). "Wheelchairs". 45. Little, Brown. ISBN 0-316-85385-2. "K2 Plant Hire Limited - Overview (free company ... wheelchair-bound pensioners with grey hair and, strapped to their foreheads, prominent horns that had been used regularly in ... whizzing around the Barbican in wheelchairs with Zodiac Mindwarp in a pulpit and hundreds of sacked Liverpool dockers yelling " ...
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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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter ( ... "Christian Bagg, Co-founder of Icon Wheelchairs". Your Face Here. Fast Forward Weekly. Archived from the original on 21 ...
... wheelchairs, and similar devices; or (ii) a vehicle on which a person may ride that has two tandem wheels and an electric motor ... Motorized Wheelchairs; Vehicles With Fewer Than Four Wheels". Retrieved 2011-12-05. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the ... as well as electrically powered-mobility devices for persons with disabilities such as motorized wheelchairs and scooters are ...
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Wheelchair Sports - contributions to the development of junior wheelchair basketball, support for the U19 Boccia Championships ... "Wheelchair basketball , Lord's Taverners". www.lordstaverners.org. Retrieved 8 February 2016. "Boccia , Lord's Taverners". www. ... "Sports wheelchairs , Lord's Taverners". www.lordstaverners.org. Retrieved 8 February 2016. "Sensory rooms , Lord's Taverners". ... and the donation of sports wheelchairs to disabled young people. Disability Play Spaces - providing grants for sensory rooms ...
Sports portal Wheelchair basketball classification Wheelchair basketball at the Summer Paralympics Paralympic Classification ... Strohkendl, Horst (2002). "WHEELCHAIR TWIN BASKETBALL... an explanation" (PDF). International Stoke Mandeville Wheelchair ... This classification is for wheelchair basketball. Classification for the sport is done by the International Wheelchair ... Labanowich, Stan; Thiboutot, Armand (2011-01-01). Wheelchairs can jump!: a history of wheelchair basketball : tracing 65 years ...
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 ... He participated in the 1968 Tel Aviv Games in men's slalom C in athletics and wheelchair basketball. Cunningham won silver ... Whilst celebrating 50 years of Paralympic sport, in 2010, Cunningham was honoured as a member of the Australian wheelchair ...
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. CS1 maint: discouraged ... "Team Rosters:Paralympic Games (Men) 1984-2008" (PDF). Wheelchairs Can Jump. Retrieved 25 April 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged ... 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 ...
His dance productions include Bharatanatyam on wheelchairs, Sufi dance on wheelchairs, Yoga on wheelchairs, Bhagawad Gita on ... "Differently-abled perform asanas on wheelchairs". The Indian Express. 22 June 2015. "I spent 20 hours on wheelchair: Guru Syed ... His student Gulshan Kumar entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for spinning his wheelchair 63 times in one minute in ... "Wheelchairs on wings". The Hindu. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 19 September 2015. "Indra Dhanush Detail". The President of India ...
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 ... At the 1980 Arnhem Games, he participated in the Men's 100 m 4- event and in the Australia men's national wheelchair basketball ...
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 ... "Team Rosters:Paralympic Games (Men) 1960-1980" (PDF). Wheelchairs Can Jump. Retrieved 20 June 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged ...
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. CS1 maint: discouraged ... "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 ...
In a few cases for wheelchair events run by IWAS, CP-ISRA parallel classes may be used to allow wheelchair using amputees to ... Labanowich, Stan; Thiboutot, Armand (2011-01-01). Wheelchairs can jump!: a history of wheelchair basketball : tracing 65 years ... For wheelchair basketball, sportspeople in this class tend to be classified a 4 point players or 4.5 point players. The cut off ... Despite wheelchair basketball having been around since the first Paralympic Games, amputee players from this class were first ...
At the 1972 Heidelberg Paralympics, he won a silver medal in the Men's 100 m Wheelchair 4 event, and also participated in the ... "Team Rosters:Paralympic Games (Men) 1960-1980" (PDF). Wheelchairs Can Jump. Retrieved 29 February 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged ... Australia men's national wheelchair basketball team. He participated in the 1974 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Dunedin, New ...
He was also part of the Australia men's national wheelchair basketball team at the 1980 games. Fred Pointer at 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. CS1 maint: discouraged ...
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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 ...
"Who Invented the Wheelchair?". mentalfloss.com. Retrieved April 14, 2017. "History of Wheelchairs". wheelchair-information.com ... However, the device had an appearance of a hand bike more than a wheelchair since the design included hand cranks mounted at ... Three-wheeled wheelchairs are invented in Nuremberg by watchmaker Stephan Farffler. Ethiopia deports Portuguese diplomats and ... "History of the Wheelchair". thoughtco.com. Retrieved April 14, 2017. Koerth-Baker, Maggie. " ...
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 ...
In a few cases for wheelchair events run by IWAS, CP-ISRA parallel classes may be used to allow wheelchair using amputees to ... Labanowich, Stan; Thiboutot, Armand (2011-01-01). Wheelchairs can jump!: a history of wheelchair basketball : tracing 65 years ... In wheelchair fencing, they are often classified as 3s, assuming they have enough stumps to assist in maintaining their balance ... The wheelchair basketball classification system used by the IWBF is open to people from this class. Those with hip ...
"Team Rosters:Paralympic Games (Men) 1984-2008" (PDF). Wheelchairs Can Jump. Retrieved 25 April 2012. v t e v t e v t e. ... 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; ...
Wheelchair Twin Basketball is a major variant of wheelchair basketball aimed at tetraplegic players, who are typically more ... p. 2. "International Wheelchair Basketball Federation Functional Player Classification System" (PDF). International Wheelchair ... Strohkendl, Horst (2002). "WHEELCHAIR TWIN BASKETBALL... an explanation" (PDF). International Stoke Mandeville Wheelchair ... Labanowich, Stan; Thiboutot, Armand (2011-01-01). Wheelchairs can jump!: a history of wheelchair basketball : tracing 65 years ...
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. CS1 maint: discouraged ... "Team Rosters:Paralympic Games (Men) 1984-2008" (PDF). Wheelchairs Can Jump. Retrieved 4 October 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged ...
Phalin, Mike (2007-10-25). "Wheelchairs and Zombies". Dread Central. Retrieved 2014-02-28. "Special Dead". Bloody Disgusting. ...
Wheelchair Twin Basketball is a major variant of wheelchair basketball. This version is supposed by the International Stoke ... The argument is the sport is called "wheelchair basketball," not "disability basketball." Able bodied athletes, in a wheelchair ... p. 2. "International Wheelchair Basketball Federation Functional Player Classification System" (PDF). International Wheelchair ... Strohkendl, Horst (2002). "WHEELCHAIR TWIN BASKETBALL... an explanation" (PDF). International Stoke Mandeville Wheelchair ...
If we combine both the International Games for the disabled in New York and the VII World Wheelchair Games at Stoke Mandeville ... "Results of VII World Wheelchair Games". Sports 'n Spokes: 12. November-December 1984. Labanowich, Stan; Thiboutot, Armand. " ... "Team Rosters:Paralympic Games (Men) 1980-1984" (PDF). Wheelchairs Can Jump. Retrieved 4 October 2012.. ... wheelchair athletes with spinal cord injuries) and in the Mitchel Athletic Complex and Hofstra University in Long Island, New ...
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Wheelchairs are a way for some people to be independent, despite illnesses or injuries. Find out more in this article for kids. ... Who Needs a Wheelchair?. Kids can need wheelchairs for many different reasons. Some have had injuries either to their legs or ... What Does a Wheelchair Do?. Todays wheelchairs are light, fast, and easy to use. Many use computer technology and offer better ... So the next time you see a kid using a wheelchair, try to be a friend. Usually, kids in wheelchairs dont need to be pushed ...
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"Wheelchair gives Jason an edge". The Nelson Mail, Nelson, New Zealand. 20 September 2000. p. 23. "About Mogo Wheelchairs :: 100 ... Mogo Wheelchairs is an Australian manufacturer of sporting wheelchairs established by Michael Callahan who competed in ... "The Wheelchair". Wheelchairbasketball.ca. Archived from the original on 18 June 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2013. "Basketball ... Callahan wasnt able to find suitable chairs for competitive wheelchair basketball, and started building his own in the early ...
Find breaking news, commentary, and archival information about Wheelchairs From The latimes (Page 3 of 5) ... 2,500 wheelchair for safekeeping. After the game, the usher was unable to find the custom wheelchair and replaced it with a ... Crutches, Wheelchairs in the High Sierra : Disabled Rise to Challenge in Wilderness Course Called Go For It. ... Eleven-year-old Allison Smiths wheelchair is more than just a way of getting around. Its her lifeline. Until it was stolen ...
Lidar-Equipped Autonomous Wheelchairs Roll Out in Singapore and Japan. No more waiting for an orderly to see you out, or an ... Self-Driving Wheelchairs Debut in Hospitals and Airports. The autonomous vehicles sense positions, select routes, and stop for ... Will the Whill Hi-Tech Wheelchair Sell?. A Japanese startup is betting that an aging population of tech savvy first adopters ...
... sanctioned by Wheelchair Basketball Canada, is being hosted by the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society. ... The 2014 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) Womens National Championship takes place April 25-27, 2014 in Richmond, ... sanctioned by Wheelchair Basketball Canada, is being hosted by the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society. ... The 2014 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) Womens National Championship takes place April 25-27, 2014 in Richmond, ...
Electric wheelchairs are a real boon to people with disabilities, but they lack a way to adjust the power to the wheels, making ... Electric wheelchairs are a real boon to people with disabilities, but they lack something that every automobile has: a way to ... So Collins decided to adapt it to wheelchairs.. The trick is in the signal processing and software. A computer has to basically ... Since the motors in wheelchairs are electric, there isnt a change of gears, rather the system would alter the response of the ...
But Benjamin Nadolsky 18, who uses a wheelchair to get around campus, said this type of proactivity is the least that Yale can ... While Kim emphasized that she appreciates measures the University has taken to accommodate wheelchair accessibility, she added ... Previously, it could only be wheelchair accessed by cutting through somebodys office. ... the building is not wheelchair accessible. Only after she consulted with Judith York, director of Yales Resource Office on ...
Read more about how thought-controlled wheelchairs work. ... Thought-controlled wheelchairs intercept signals from the brain ... A computer screen displays a series of icons that allow control of his wheelchair, doors and appliances in his house. He can ... Stephen Hawkings Wheelchair. Physicist Stephen Hawking suffers from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Hawking has near complete ... Moving the eyes to the right would signal a wheelchair to turn right, for example. However, these systems require a disciplined ...
A manual wheelchair typically has its seat at the height ... ... A wheelchair is a seat with wheels; it is a mode of transport ... A wheelchair is a seat with wheels; it is a mode of transport used by a person who cant walk. A manual wheelchair typically ... The first wheelchair was made for Phillip II of Spain in the 1600s. The first wheelchair patent was registered with the U.S. ... Manual wheelchairs can also be pushed by another person from behind. There are electric wheelchairs, which move under battery ...
... a 3 on 3 wheelchair basketball tournament, on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ... Joy of the Game in Deerfield hosts Hoops for Hope 2013: a 3-on-3 wheelchair basketball tournament, on Saturday, Oct. 26, from ... to participate regardless of any previous wheelchair basketball experience. The event is a day of fun for the entire family, ...
The latest wheelchair design, including a 3D-printed vehicle by Benjamin Hubert and a conceptual airline seat inspired by ... wheelchairs * Hoobox launches first wheelchair controlled by facial expressions. Brazilian start-up Hoobox Robotics has ... Paralympic design: wheelchair rugby. Chairs used in the wheelchair rugby event at the London 2012 Paralympics are designed to ... Paralympic design: 3D-printed seats for wheelchair basketball. The first tailor-made 3D printed seats for wheelchair basketball ...
Robotic wheelchair improves mobility - Unlike a wheelchair, the Tek RMD is designed to be mounted from the back. With the aid ... Robotic wheelchair improves mobility - Yusuf Akturkoglu was wheelchair-bound after suffering a spinal cord injury. He says the ... Robotic wheelchair improves mobility - "Its very fun to use," says Yusuf. "I like knowing I can stand up whenever I want." ... Robotic wheelchair improves mobility - In this standing position the operator can interact at eye level instead of looking up ...
The China Womens National Wheelchair Basketball Team is the wheelchair basketball side that represents China in international ... Wikinews has related news: China womens national wheelchair basketball team tops Japan for third place at Rollers & Gliders ... Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=China_women%27s_national_wheelchair_basketball_team&oldid=918187248" ...
For example, a manual wheelchair, walker or cane as a backup for an electric scooter. More info: https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/ ...
Wheelchairs that have been designed for use by Individuals of short stature are available. These may come in manual or power ... Wheelchairs that have been designed for use by Individuals of short stature are available. These may come in manual or power ...
A commode wheelchair is a wheelchair made for the bathroom. A commode wheelchair has a hole on the seat so the user does not ... Some wheelchair users want to use a seatbelt to make sure they never fall out of the wheelchair. Other wheelchair users use a ... Sometimes wheelchair vans are equipped so the wheelchair user can drive the van without getting out of the wheelchair. A ... Mobility scooter Motorized wheelchair Wheelchair ramp Wheelchair DanceSport Wheelmap.org, web mapping project (collects ...
... self-docking wheelchair developed by folks at Lehigh University, and now the team is back with an altogether more ambitious ... Its been well over a year since we last saw the laser-guided, self-docking wheelchair developed by folks at Lehigh University ... "extend the autonomy of the wheelchair so it can navigate completely in an urban setting and take you wherever you need to go." ...
... says Intels new wheelchair, which collects health data from the user, is just one more step toward the technology of the ... "I am the guy who made black holes cool," he says, before speaking about how Intels connected wheelchair is just one example of ... The most intriguing: A connected wheelchair, designed by a team of the companys engineering interns and currently being ... In addition, the chair allows users to quickly and efficiently evaluate the wheelchair accessibility of new locations. ...
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Adult Powered Wheelchair. 3G Arrow Rear Wheel Drive Power Wheelchair With Truetrack. ... The 3G Arrow Rear Wheel Drive Power Wheelchair with TrueTrack is a powered wheelchair designed for use by individuals with ... Powered wheelchair, folding. Seat widths 17 1/2 or 14 1/2 inches. Seat depth 16 3/4 inches. Seat height 20 1/2 or 18 1/2 inches ... This fully modular wheelchair can climb curbs up to 3 inches high, or up to 5 inches with the optional curb climber. ...
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But wheelchair users thought the movies most important and provocative statement was featuring a paraplegic lead character. ... "Im a wheelchair user for 20 years; I cant even remember what it was like…just stretching his legs out like that. He must have ... "He would rather stay on this island with smoke monsters than go back to Earth in a wheelchair," said Muha. "Me? I would pick to ... Many wheelchair users said Sullys legs looked skinny, and wondered if director James Cameron had digitally altered them to ...
Walking Wheelchair AKA Disabled Dog (1954). Tear-jerker about a disabled dog and the wheelchair made... ... Goose Pushed In Wheelchair AKA Child With Goose In Chair (1937). A boy pushes his pet goose in... ... Australia: Wheelchair Basketball (1958). Filing past, ready for friendly contest are big names in... ... Japan: Wheelchair Parade Opens Olympic Games For The Paralysed (1964). WITH FIREWORKS AND GAY... ...
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Is it possible for able-bodied high-school kids to really understand what life is like for a kid in a wheelchair? Left to right ... the point was to look beyond the wheelchair, which the kid in the wheelchair does.... until of course the big bad lib tells you ... The issue: The gifted young actor who plays the student in the wheelchair is not himself in a wheelchair. The advocacy group ... For "Glee," a wheelchair misstep?. Fox Broadcasting Companys breakout hit show "Glee" tackled a tough issue in the episode ...
  • 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)
  • I have been "demoted" to a standard power wheelchair. (newmobility.com)
  • Autonomous chairs could also offer safety benefits in some cases, she said, citing examples of people prone to narcolepsy who might now be able to use a power wheelchair with less risk. (disabled-world.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)
  • Your options may range from a lightweight, manual wheelchair to a scooter or power wheelchair with features to assist you with standing, reclining, and ulcer prevention. (dukehealth.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Follows a day in the life of Sam, a girl with spina bifida who uses a wheelchair. (worldcat.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Wheelchair basketball is included in the Paralympic Games . (wikipedia.org)
  • The Wheelchair Basketball World Championship is played two years after every Paralympic Games. (wikipedia.org)
  • If you have an older friend or relative visiting you or perhaps someone who is a little unsteady on their feet, then drop by our Mill Street office to take a look at our wide range of wheelchairs we have available to hire. (ageuk.org.uk)
  • NOA is amongst the state-of-the-art range of wheelchairs with additional functions which go beyond the mere transport of users and aimed at facilitating the activities of their daily lives. (medgadget.com)
  • 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)
  • In 1984, George Murray became the first wheelchair athlete to be featured on the Wheaties cereal box. (everything2.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • In the 1930s, President Franklin Roosevelt had his wheelchairs jury-rigged from actual chairs. (everything2.com)
  • Chairs used in the wheelchair rugby event at the London 2012 Paralympics are designed to withstand heavy impacts and be easily manoeuvrable. (dezeen.com)
  • Callahan wasn't able to find suitable chairs for competitive wheelchair basketball, and started building his own in the early 1980s. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2000 Callahan reported to Sydney Morning Herald that his company was building 600 to 700 chairs a year at around AUD 2,000 per chair, and almost all of Australia's wheelchair basketball team was using his chairs. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1887, wheelchairs ("rolling chairs") were introduced to Atlantic City so invalid tourists could rent them to enjoy the Boardwalk. (wikipedia.org)
  • Airlines have repeatedly broken or lost Larry Dodson's customized wheelchair, leaving him stranded in painful, temporary chairs. (motherjones.com)
  • There is literally no transparency when it comes to how airlines handle wheelchairs-they are not required to keep or publicly release data on the chairs and motorized scooters they carry. (motherjones.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)
  • The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) is the governing body for this sport. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1989, ISMGF accepted for its former wheelchair basketball sub-section to be named International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF). (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)
  • But they also must look for handicapped-accessible buildings, special ramps, parking places, and environments that are wheelchair-friendly. (kidshealth.org)
  • In the US, grassroots pressure mounted on the federal government to enact standards for architectural accessibility -- wheelchair ramps , curb cuts , etc. (everything2.com)
  • Find out about the different types of scooters and powered wheelchairs available and which ones would best suit your needs. (motability.co.uk)
  • All standard scooters and powered wheelchairs cost less than your weekly allowance meaning you get some money back. (motability.co.uk)
  • If you are eligible for the Scheme, all you need to do is contact a Motability dealer to try out some of the scooters or powered wheelchairs. (motability.co.uk)
  • Beginning on January 1, 2018, the rule would have required airlines to track, and report on a monthly basis, how many wheelchairs and motorized scooters each airline carries and how many they break or mishandle. (motherjones.com)
  • Dodson says that airlines damaging or losing wheelchairs or scooters is so common that when Paralyzed Veterans of America hold their annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games, the group makes sure wheelchair repair technicians are on hand with as many spare-parts as possible to deal with the inevitable problems. (motherjones.com)
  • 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)
  • Lamiante Flooring is a good choice for wheelchairs and scooters but make sure you select a AC4+ rating from manufacturers like ALLOC and Quick Step because they will warranty the flooring as long as it was installed properly. (thisoldhouse.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)
  • 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)
  • After the game, the usher was unable to find the custom wheelchair and replaced it with a chair that Page says was much heavier and difficult to operate. (latimes.com)
  • There are electric wheelchair s, which move under battery power , for people who can't (or choose not to) power themselves in a manual chair. (everything2.com)
  • Robotic wheelchair improves mobility - The user has the option to convert the device to a chair-height position. (cnn.com)
  • In addition, the chair allows users to quickly and efficiently evaluate the wheelchair accessibility of new locations. (entrepreneur.com)
  • One wheelchair pusher says she's seen customers blatantly step out of line in front of her and ask for a chair. (newser.com)
  • The lengthy ordeal, which involved moving from one uncomfortable temporary chair to another, led to pressure sores on his skin that his wheelchair would have prevented, says Dodson. (motherjones.com)
  • My chair is 350 pounds and it's rather hard to lose, but it got lost, and we went through the whole thing of getting me transferred from an aisle chair to a wheelchair," he says. (motherjones.com)
  • His chair has also been repeatedly broken by airlines, and as the national secretary of Paralyzed Veterans of America, he hears about airlines breaking or losing wheelchairs on a regular basis. (motherjones.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)
  • CNN went to the same company that charges Medicare for Brown's chair, Apria Healthcare, and bought it for $349 -- about a fourth of what taxpayers and Brown have paid for her rented wheelchair. (cnn.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • One problem with wheelchairs was: wheelchairs can't go up stairs , over curbs, etc. (everything2.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)
  • Folding wheelchairs were introduced in 1909, but they were not manufactured in any great numbers. (everything2.com)
  • The advent of the familiar modern wheelchair occurred in 1932 when engineer Harry Jennings built the first folding tubular steel wheelchair for his friend Herbert Everest . (everything2.com)
  • Powered wheelchair, folding. (abledata.com)
  • Electric powered drive wheelchair, folding. (abledata.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • In his presentation, Cooper mentioned the need for terrain-dependent, electric-powered wheelchair assistance. (ibtimes.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)
  • 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)
  • An electric wheelchair is developed especially for thalidomide. (britishpathe.com)
  • The most widely recognized distinction is between motorized wheelchairs, where propulsion is provided by batteries and electric motors, and manual wheelchairs, where the propulsive force is provided either by the wheelchair user/occupant pushing the wheelchair by hand ("self-propelled"), by an attendant pushing from the rear using handle(s), or by an attendant pushing from the side use a handle attachment. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • They might get a pedestrian a little dirty or out of breath, but to someone in an electric wheelchair, they could mean terrain that's simply too difficult to cross alone. (news-medical.net)
  • To address this problem, researchers at the Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering are working on technology that will enable electric-powered wheelchairs to detect hazardous terrain and automatically adjust their control settings to maneuver more safely. (news-medical.net)
  • So, Collins wondered, why not integrate this type of system into electric-powered wheelchairs to provide more mobility and independence for their operators? (news-medical.net)
  • The new technology is designed to enable an electric-powered wheelchair to detect hazardous terrain and implement safe driving strategies while avoiding wheel slip, sinkage or vehicle tipping. (news-medical.net)
  • Kevin Fitzpatrick, director of Walter Reed's wheelchair clinic, said, 'This technology will provide electric-powered wheelchair users with an increased degree of independence that may significantly increase their ability to participate in recreational and functional activities. (news-medical.net)
  • 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)
  • For example, to qualify for a power (electric) wheelchair or scooter, you'd need to demonstrate an inability to use a cane, walker, or manual wheelchair in your home. (dukehealth.org)
  • 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)
  • He said that a device known as a laser line striper, originally developed for military use, has been adapted to classify terrain conditions so the wheelchair control system can self-adjust. (news-medical.net)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • The IWBF has 95 National Organizations for Wheelchair Basketball (NOWBs) participating in wheelchair basketball throughout the world, with this number increasing each year. (wikipedia.org)
  • Full independence came in 1993 with the IWBF becoming the world body for wheelchair basketball with full responsibility for development of the sport. (wikipedia.org)
  • Over the following years, IWBF membership grew in size, and based on the number of National Organizations for Wheelchair Basketball (NOWBs) with active programs, the international federation configured itself into four geographical zones: Africa, Americas, Asia/Oceania and Europe. (wikipedia.org)
  • I am the guy who made black holes cool," he says, before speaking about how Intel's connected wheelchair is just one example of "how science and technology can help people with disabilities. (entrepreneur.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)
  • 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)
  • Canine carts and wheelchairs are helping dogs of all sizes with disabilities to move freely again. (animalwellnessmagazine.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)
  • 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)
  • Wheelchair basketball is basketball played by people with varying physical disabilities that disqualify them from playing an able-bodied sport. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Today's wheelchairs are light, fast, and easy to use. (kidshealth.org)
  • It is estimated that more than 100,000 people play wheelchair basketball from recreation to club play and as elite national team members. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • Manual wheelchair s can also be pushed by another person from behind. (everything2.com)
  • its design and its sexier name revolutionized manual wheelchair manufacturing and marketing. (everything2.com)
  • In general, users of motorised wheelchairs also have a manual wheelchair for use in interiors, given its greater manoeuvrability. (medgadget.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)
  • Since his motorized wheelchair was stolen, Morris has been using his backup wheelchair as a walker. (latimes.com)
  • A federal appeals court on Monday ordered the U.S. Department of Transportation to require transit authorities across the country to equip new buses with wheelchair lifts. (latimes.com)
  • In addition, wheelchair lifts can help transfer patients from their car to a wheelchair. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • 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)
  • In order to determine the joystick transformation used in a particular wheelchair model (Quickie S-626, Sunrise, Carlsbad, CA), a joystick calibration study was conducted. (resna.org)
  • In order to obtain information about the unknown control algorithm used by the wheelchair, we conducted some experiments to calibrate the joystick signals of the Quickie S-626. (resna.org)
  • A paraplegic whose customized wheelchair was lost at a Sept. 30 baseball game at Dodger Stadium has sued the Los Angeles Dodgers seeking at least $10,000 in damages. (latimes.com)
  • Dean Kamen 's celebrated I-BOT promises to be the first wheelchair that can climb stairs and perform other feats of agility out of the reach of traditional wheelchairs. (everything2.com)
  • As the market leader in wheelchairs and durable medical equipment, expect complete selection and clinical expertise always. (medline.com)
  • People who use wheelchairs can shop, work, go to school, play, drive cars - even compete in some special types of sports competitions. (kidshealth.org)
  • People who use wheelchairs are the same as everyone else. (kidshealth.org)
  • Audeo was initially envisioned as a way for severely disabled people to communicate, but Ambient expanded the control systems to include the ability to control a wheelchair or interact with a computer . (howstuffworks.com)
  • Beginning in the 1960s, people began to see this not as a problem with wheelchairs, but as a problem with the way buildings are designed . (everything2.com)
  • Disabled people in wheelchairs take part in sports including javelin and archery. (britishpathe.com)
  • But the episode, clearly intended to raise awareness of the challenges people in wheelchairs might face in going about their daily business, has met with criticism from advocates for disabled people. (washingtonpost.com)
  • As its name suggests, it is a system that is controlled via the tongue, hence the mouth is how people will communicate to the wheelchair which way to go. (trendhunter.com)
  • Our everyday wheelchairs are helping people to be independent, active members of their communities. (motivation.org.uk)
  • Help us raise £20,000 to provide 400 disabled people with life-changing wheelchairs. (motivation.org.uk)
  • Sue said: 'I'm thrilled that lots of people have been inspired by the project already, many of them telling me how seeing the wheelchair underwater has made them want to try it too. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • An estimated 3.3 million people use wheelchairs in the U.S.-and that number is growing every year. (alimed.com)
  • There are accommodation options for wheelchair dependent people, but I need to know a bit more info, to advise. (sanparks.org)
  • There was talk a while ago of getting a safari vehicle for wheelchair dependent people, but I don't think it has happened yet. (sanparks.org)
  • 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. (resna.org)
  • Our evaluations are not meant for people without a medical condition who want a wheelchair. (dukehealth.org)
  • 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)
  • scewo is a self-balancing wheelchair that can go up and down stairs independently and smoothly. (designboom.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)
  • At least one wheelchair user agreed, saying it's easy to envision ways in which self-driving wheelchairs could simplify life in some respects. (disabled-world.com)
  • The wheelchair user sits on the RetroLift and with a touch of a button can gain over 17 inches of vertical lift making every day tasks easier and safer - getting a coffee cup from a cabinet, reaching for produce at the grocery, getting into bed, conducting banking business, getting a gallon of milk out of the refrigerator. (disabled-world.com)
  • Although the wheelchair is limited to about two processed thought-commands per minute, the route is already planned into the chair's navigation system, so there is not much need for more intense user input. (singularityhub.com)
  • Unlike mobile robot navigation, the wheelchair is operated by its user via a joystick. (resna.org)
  • Meet our therapists who you'd work with as part of your wheelchair and seating evaluation. (dukehealth.org)
  • Did Hollywood Strike Out With Wheelchair Users in the Past? (go.com)
  • Wheelchairs come in a wide variety of formats to meet the specific needs of their users. (wikipedia.org)
  • As this causes friction and heat build-up, particularly on long downslopes, many wheelchair users will choose to wear padded wheelchair gloves. (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)
  • 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)
  • Published Thursday, Dec 1, 2016) California state assemblyman Matt Dababneh worked to raise money to replace the specialized wheelchairs designed for children and adults with. (nbcbayarea.com)
  • Wheelchair-bound man, Abbas Ali, 42, cries with relief after escaping with his wife and four children from the Islamic State-controlled village of Abu Jarboa, Iraq October 31, 2016. (reuters.com)
  • Founded in 2001, Free Wheelchair Mission is a faith-based nonprofit dedicated to providing wheelchairs to individuals with physical challenges in the developing world. (charitynavigator.org)
  • Swiss company Küschall has made a wheelchair it claims is the world's lightest, using wonder material graphene . (dezeen.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)
  • We first calibrated the forward and backward movements of the wheelchair. (resna.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)
  • British wheelchair athletes beat French in Paris basketball. (britishpathe.com)
  • Mogo pioneered the inclusion of a fifth wheel that is now standard in wheelchair basketball. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • [2] It is recognized by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) as the sole competent authority in wheelchair basketball worldwide. (wikipedia.org)
  • Major competition in wheelchair basketball comes from Canada , Australia , the United States , Great Britain , the Netherlands , and Japan . (wikipedia.org)
  • At around the same times, starting from 1946, wheelchair basketball games were played primarily between American World War II disabled veterans. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dr. Timothy Nugent founded the National Wheelchair Basketball Association in 1949 and served as commissioner for the first 25 years. (wikipedia.org)
  • Wheelchair basketball, as we know it now, was first played at the 1956 International Stoke-Mandeville Games. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1973, the International Stoke Mandeville Games Federation ( ISMGF ) established the first sub-section for wheelchair basketball. (wikipedia.org)
  • Wheelchair basketball retains most major rules and scoring of basketball, and maintains a 10-foot basketball hoop and standard basketball court. (wikipedia.org)
  • Classic Hollywood often used wheelchairs as a symbol of life's tragedies. (go.com)
  • Detachable items, like seat cushions and footrests, can be carried onboard or checked with the wheelchair in the cargo compartment. (delta.com)
  • Wheelchair Cushions -From Foam and Gel-topped to Air Cell and Individual Cell construction, as well as those made for specific needs, our cushions can address each of your resident's individual needs, maximizing pressure distribution for both short- and long-term patient seating. (alimed.com)
  • We also evaluate your seating needs to determine the most appropriate cushions or wheelchair modifications to minimize the risk of developing pressure sores and to allow existing sores to heal. (dukehealth.org)
  • While Kim emphasized that she appreciates measures the University has taken to accommodate wheelchair accessibility, she added that she would like to see a more consistent awareness of the need for maintenance. (yaledailynews.com)
  • The latter group has developed several assistive technologies already in use by wheelchair manufacturers and rehabilitation hospitals nationwide. (news-medical.net)