The Affordable Care Act and technology may provide a new era in wheelchair design. Tomorrow’s wheelchairs look nothing like those we’re familiar with. While both manual and power wheelchairs have ergometric designs, the future of wheelchairs takes ergonomics to new heights.
Carbon monoxide detectors are an important safety feature in your home. Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas that can kill people in your home without warning, and these detectors are the first line of defense against this risk. Yet for wheelchair users, keeping CO detectors and fire alarms powered up can be a challenge since […]
So you want to see Europe, but you’re wondering how hard that will be in a wheelchair. Well, like other tourists, you’ll need some flexibility, humor and willingness to deal with frustrations. But you may be surprised at how easy it is. By planning your trip, you can help to ensure that your travels go […]
Everyone should be familiar with fire prevention and safety measures. But it’s especially important for wheelchair users, who are often unable to use the evacuation strategy that others use. If you’re a wheelchair user, you should have an emergency evacuation plan to ensure that you can get out of your home or workplace safely and quickly […]
Using a wheelchair isn’t as limiting as it used to be. Thanks to advances in computer technology, there are more educational and work opportunities available to wheelchair users than ever before. Heavy use of a computer while using a wheelchair does, however, present some unique challenges. Wheelchair armrests and footrests can make the difference between […]