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• 10/18/2006 - Innovative Disability Products

Wheelchairs: The Trend from Functionality to Individuality

Wheelchairs have been around for hundreds of years, but early wheelchairs were intended only to help a disabled individual move from point A to point B. As society progressed and disabled individuals became more integrated, the role of the wheelchair began to change as well. Wheelchairs are now considered not only a means of transportation but also as a way to allow users to express their individuality. Users can find custom-made high quality ultra-light high-performance wheelchairs as well as accessories that enable them to individualize their look and style.

Do we need wheelchair customization and why? What are the benefits? Do you use a customized wheelchair? Is the wheelchair only about function or can it also express style?

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Innovative Disability Products

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• 10/17/2006 - Rigid Wheelchairs Versus Folding Wheelchairs

Assistive Technology: Past, Present and Future

Assistive technology, sometimes known as Adaptive Technology, includes devices or equipment used to maintain, increase or improve the abilities of individuals with disabilities. Assistive technology is NOT only computer programs or electronic devices. Since many people think of computers when thinking of technology, this is a common mistake. Assistive technology doesn’t have to be high-tech, but it should serve the purpose of “assistance” and can include anything from a stick one uses to reach for something to a walker or a wheelchair, or more complex items such as environmental controls or adapted vehicles. Read the full text of the article here.

What is the future of assistive technology? What assistive technology do you use or would like to use? Do you like it or do you think it needs to be improved and why?


Rigid Wheelchairs Versus Folding Wheelchairs

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Rigid Versus Folding Wheelchairs


Did you ever notice that you never see a disabled athlete competing in a folding wheelchair? The reason is increased performance of rigid wheelchairs. All athletes seek to optimize performance. But performance is not only important for sports wheelchairs, it is important for active everyday users as well. A well designed rigid wheelchair becomes part of the body of a disabled user allowing easier access and freedom of movement. What are the features of a rigid wheelchair that give superior performance? If you want to know more click here.

Let us know what you think! What are the advantages of rigid wheelchairs over folding chairs? Which do you have/prefer? Who is the right customer for a rigid/folding wheelchair?

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