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  • ROLLING ALONG: THE IMPORTANCE OF REAR WHEEL SELECTION

    October 9, 2020

    By Fsiver

    When it comes to the rear wheels on a wheelchair, some believe that choosing the right one is of vital importance. According to Alli Speight, OT, ATP with Motion Composites: “Functionally rear wheels are critical components in manual wheelchair configuration and performance. They are two of the four points of the wheelchair that come in
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  • Composites comfort wheelchair travellers

    November 7, 2017

    By CEW Social Media Admin

    Disabled people who require wheelchairs for mobility typically feel every bump in the road. As their chairs encounter obstacles others might consider insignificant — cracks and uneven surfaces — they experience jolts that can cause fatigue and, for some riders, cause pain that requires medication. The rough ride, according to Frog Legs Inc. (Ottumwa, IA,
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  • A custom wheelchair wheel that can climb STAIRS could hit the market by the end of next year

    April 22, 2017

    By CEW Social Media Admin

    A revolutionary new custom wheelchair wheel that can climb STAIRS could soon hit the market.The Scewo chair uses rubber tracks to navigate staircases, and the tracks’ rigid base means the chair is stable even on spiral stair cases.The designers behind the chair believe that they will have a version that can be mass marketed by
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  • Tough start for Wheel Blacks against world number one

    April 15, 2017

    By CEW Social Media Admin

    The Wheel Blacks had a tough start to their five-test international wheelchair rugby series after being thumped 53-40 by world number one Australia in Christchurch. Initial nerves form the home side on Friday meant the Australians were able to get a 10-point lead by halftime, 26-16 and the Wheel Blacks were never able to come
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  • Adoptable Dog Named Mr. T Gets Shiny New Custom Wheelchair Wheels , Finishes 5K Race

    May 27, 2017

    By CEW Social Media Admin

    Mr. T is totally a tough guy, but in the cutest way possible. He came to the Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento, California, paralyzed, but he wouldn’t let that minor detail stop him from getting around. As you can see from this video, the 1-year-old dragged his back legs behind him with a big,
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  • Custom Wheelchair Wheels and Components Market to Value at 3.5% CAGR by 2026

    May 23, 2017

    By CEW Social Media Admin

    Valued at US$ 5,236.5 Mn in 2015, the global custom wheelchair wheels and components market is expected to attain a value of US$ 7,535.7 Mn by 2026-end. Over a 10-year forecast period, the market will witness a CAGR of 3.5%. In a recently published report titled “Global Wheelchair and Components Market 2016-2026,” Persistence Market Research
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  • Izzy Wheels turns your custom wheelchair wheels into a fashion statement

    May 18, 2017

    By CEW Social Media Admin

    ‘If you can’t stand up, stand out!’. As startup taglines go, the seven words chosen by Izzy Wheels carry a lot more meaning than most. The Irish company, founded by siblings Ailbhe and Isabel Keane, sells a range of custom wheelchair wheels spoke guards created by independent designers and illustrators that turn a wheelchair into
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  • Safety concerns behind running festival guidelines, organisers say

    April 18, 2017

    By CEW Social Media Admin

    The Australian Running Festival’s elite wheelchair category requires entrants to be able to complete the course in under 60 minutes. Wheelchair Sports NSW manager of sports, programs and events Kathleen Nicholls said the race guidelines were appropriate for the safety of entrants with disabilities and other entrants. “We are comfortable with the time restrictions for
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  • This paralyzed Canadian child moves on homemade wheelchair, courage doesn’t have an age really!

    March 23, 2017

    By CEW Social Media Admin

    Evelyn Moore is 13-months old, paralyzed toddler who skilfully wheels her homemade wheelchair in an indoor playground in northeast Edmonton, which she often visits with her mother, Kim Moore. Where other kids of her age, play around with tri-cycles, Evelyn moves around in the homemade wheelchair. She slowly figured out her way around the wheel
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  • MIT’s New Wheelchair Drives Itself

    March 16, 2017

    By CEW Social Media Admin

    FOR ALL THE talk of self-driving vehicles revolutionizing transportation, the technology promises to do even more for the elderly and disabled by allowing them to enjoy sustained independence. Autonomous vehicles will allow aging Baby Boomers to continue driving, and MIT researchers have packed the same hardware into a wheelchair. As Self-Driving Cars Approach, the Auto
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