Monday, October 24, 2016

RehaDesign Wheelchair Pushrim Covers

Every wheelchair user is looking for ways to improve the grip and speed of their wheelchair. Slippery push rims and pushing your wheelchair up the hill are just some of the common issues. Take a look at this video demonstrating RehaDesign push rim covers. They easily go on top of the push rims and fit like second skin, the push rim covers are rubbery to the touch but are silicone free and they come in various bright colors to brighten up your wheelchair.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Wheelchair Push Rim Covers - Improve Grip, Help Protect Hands and Style Your Chair

Many wheelchair users experience problems when pushing their wheelchair.  For many people, especially those with hand mobility limitations, the push rims can be too slick even when using wheelchair gloves. In addition, many find that the push rims can get extremely cold in the winter or hot in the summer. Others can find that constant impact against the hand rims can cause discomfort or outright pain.

The solution to all these issues is putting special covers on the push rims - wheelchair push rim covers. Push Rim Covers can be made from silicone, rubber, or PVC. RehaDesign Push rim covers are made from with a special material which feels rubbery to the touch and dramatically increases the grip on the pushrims. Push Rim Covers fit on the push rim like second skin. They are very easy to put on the rims and those who do not have hand mobility limitations can do it without assistance.

Having RehaDesign push rim covers on the wheels dramatically improves the grip and traction when going uphill or downhill. Some people prefer to use push rim covers in combination with wheelchair gloves, such as RehaDesign Ultra Grrrip Wheelchair gloves when rolling the wheelchair outside to provide more protection to the hands and prevent "burning" when stopping the wheelchair at high speed. Yet many find that the push rim covers can be used without gloves.
Many people find that pushing wheelchair on carpeted surface can require additional effort and can be very tiring. Push rim covers help with this as well.

It is also a great solution for the times when you don't want to use wheelchair gloves, for example when you are at home. In addition, a lot of people find that having push rim covers protects their hands from cold or hot push rims in various weather.

Finally push rim covers are a great way to cover up any scratches you have on your push rims and make them look like new! It is also a fast and inexpensive way to style up your chair! RehaDesign Push Rim Covers come in six bright colors to brighten up your wheels and your mood. Choose between: red, purple, green, blue, yellow, and pink.

Watch this video review of RehaDesign Ultra Grrrip Push Rim Covers

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Monday, April 4, 2016

How To Choose A Manual Wheelchair

This is an amazingly well done video about how to choose a manual wheelchair. What seems to be missing is pros and cons of folding versus rigid frame wheelchair. Rigid wheelchairs are usually lighter and perform better, because folding wheelchairs have more parts which add weight and the possibility of vibration and movement. But many people prefer the convenience of folding chairs and not having to take the wheels off to put it in the car trunk. Due to convenience, folding wheelchairs are more frequently purchased. But long term wheelchair users generally prefer rigid wheelchairs. For other options, watch this video:

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Wheelchair Accessible Escalator??

Am I the only one who has never heard of a wheelchair accessible escalator?? Sometimes technology takes me by surprise. Is this wheelchair accessible escalator only available in Japan? This is pretty cool:

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Camera Operator: Great Job For A Wheelchair User

Stanely Kubrick used a specially modified wheelchair to shoot The Shining and Clockwork Orange, as can be read in this article. Apparently, the wheelchair enables a very steady shot when filming moving objects, like the little boy riding his big wheel tricycle in The Shining. This video shows Bangkok through the lens of a wheelchair mounted camera and camera operators who were trained in a four hour workshop. Not bad results:

BANGKOK in MOTION [English text] from Jimmie Wing on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

What Do Asian Wheelchair Users Do About Dirty Wheelchair Tires?

Jenny Hones is a Japanese American blogger writing about Asian culture, lifestyle and interior design. One of her posts entitled "The Asian Custom of Removing Shoes at the Door" attracted my attention. In that post Jenny explained the history of the custom and why it applied long ago and why it is still followed today.

I wrote to Jenny and asked her how that custom applied to Asian wheelchair users. Since the wheels of a wheelchair user are like feet, I asked Jenny what do Asian wheelchair users do when entering the house? Jenny said that she did not know.  But she told me that she was working on an interior design at Asian nursing home and she would ask. I told Jenny about RehaDesign Wheelchair Slippers and Wheelchair Socks.  As I suspected, no one at the Nursing home had any idea about what kind of solutions were available for wheelchair users and they had never heard of RehaDesign Slippers and Socks.

So, Jenny offered to help spread the word and she did as she promised by writing this wonderful article on her blog called "If We Remove Shoes in the House, Why Not Add Covers for Wheelchairs??" It is a well written article. Thank you very much Jenny!