Wheelchairs

Advancements in mobility and chair design

Leaning into the Ogo – seated Segway

In a 2016 video, a man seated on a cool-looking modified Segway called an Ogo wowed viewers with a slick demo of the device’s hands-free driving capabilities. By simply leaning in the direction he wanted to go, the rider … READ MORE

Gear hacks: setting up a DIY workspace

My disability makes even mundane tasks more complicated than they otherwise would be. And I don’t have a surplus of money to buy every piece of adaptive equipment that might look handy. But I like to do things, and I suspect many of … READ MORE

IPC Para-Nordic World Cup 2017 in Canmore

The Alberta World Cup Society is excited and proud to announce that Canmore will host the International Paralympic Committee Para-Nordic World Cup on December 7-18, 2017. With over 100 of the world’s best para-athletes, this … READ MORE

Me and my robotic suit

I have used a wheelchair since a motorbike accident 21 years ago. But this summer I stood up and walked. Here’s how. FIRST STEPS: Reuters reporter Andrei Khalip travelled to California in the summer to take part in clinical trials … READ MORE

Relieving foot pressure with shoe fixes

Many people wouldn’t expect footwear to be a big concern for people who can’t walk, but wheelers know — if you don’t move your feet all day, you’ve got to make sure that things fit just right. Additionally, if you can’t … READ MORE

Todd Stabelfeldt: Titan of tech

Todd Stabelfeldt is a busy man these days. When not traveling all over the country delivering powerful speeches like “Convenience for You is Independence for Me” — at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose last … READ MORE
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