This professor just gave the best project to his students. The project guarantees that both the students and the professor will be more bonded and have more respect for each other than ever before. Roll for 3 days in my wheels, as I like to call it, offers the opportunity to really understand what life is like in a wheelchair. The documentary is short, under a half hour, and really worth the watch.
Month: January 2023
Watch “Autonomous Mobility Device in Haneda Airport, Japan – WHILL”
The wheelchair users in Japan have it better than most. Check out this smart chair in use at the haneda Airport. Impressive indeed 👏
The Robot Stones?
To celebrate the anniversary of the release of the album Tatoo you, a team at Boston Dynamics got some bots together and choreographed the moves. But do they move like Jagger? You be the judge.
This grandmother from Germany has a brilliant idea that should be spreading faster.
Talk about thinking outside the box. Using Lego bricks to make wheelchair ramps for businesses that aren’t accessible. This makes the town more inclusive and more colorful. This must have made everyone a little bit happier 😊
It’s put up or shut up time, Mister Buttigieg
In the video below, transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg claims that if wheelchair seats are proven safe for planes, he will make sure that the legislation will follow. Vice news does a great job with this story . Now, all we need is follow through .
Canadian app that helps the disabled people find accessible ways around indoors and outdoors.
This app has been needed since before the invention of apps! If you’re a wheelchair user, you know just how frustrating it is to hear that the building is accessible, but the you get there only to find out that you must enter through the loading dock around back, where they’ll try to find enough men to lift you and your chair up onto the dock. Yes, it’s just that fun. I, for one, can’t wait until it covers the whole country !
It’s not a wheelchair, but a kid rig, non medical accessible off-road fun for kids
I follow this YouTube channel because the main guy builds all kinds of cool stuff, including putting an elevator in his house for his wife, who is a wheelchair user . In this video, they introduce a brand new product for kids that they built and sell.
It’s been too long since we’ve had a Randy Rainbow song, and this one is brilliant 👏
Watch “Zeen: Eye-Level Chats – Ep 2 John D” on YouTube stroke survivor
I thought you might like to see the video that sold me on the Zeen. I’m just one month away from my 7 year anniversary from being released from the hospital after 6 months and 2 days residing there. Had open heart surgery to remove a huge benign tumor from my right atria, recovered from that, and then the real work began stroke recovery. Unfortunately, I have some permanent paralysis that can not be dealt with in my left arm and hand and in my left ankle . The man in this video has found his own way to use his Zeen. This is what encouraged me to research the Zeen.
Watch “Zeen: Eye-Level Chats – Ep 1 Kristen H” on YouTube incomplete spinal chord injury
I’m ordering mine on Monday. After watching this video, it occurs to me that our friend at #wheelsnoheels might be able to benefit from the zeen as well. Invented by the same fellow who invented the steadicam and other camera mounts, Garrett Brown, after his parents had been dealing with the effects of old age and as he saw their friends deteriorating as well. Inventors have a quality that no one else seems to have, the ability to look at the current devices and see what’s missing.
The zeen team has thought of everything, including us one-handed folks. Yes,the Zeen can be controlled by one hand . Just make sure that you choose the one hand control option, and you will be able to enjoy your Zeen, sitting, standing, walking,and even coasting .
I can’t wait !