Dominic

A wheelchair user for 20 years, Dominic looks at how a wheelchair works for its user base, not the brochure. Dominic is our lead editor.

Two Months Left Until Naidex, and the Agenda Is Bursting!

After an outstanding 2017 that saw Naidex grab the spotlight and reaffirm itself as Europe’s leading event for disability, rehabilitation and independent living, the show returns to Birmingham’s NEC on the 25th & 26th April for a monumental 44th edition. Over the past two years, this mighty event has been completely turned on its head by its new organisers who have cultivated it to new, unreco...

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Wheelchair Tyre Options

You would be forgiven for thinking that all wheelchair tyre options are the same.  There are some big differences that can make significant changes to your comfort and driving experience as a wheelchair user.  Here are some key things you need to know as well as some places you can buy the tyres from. The prices are correct as of February 2018. Solid Wheelchair Tyre Options Solid wheelchair tyres ...

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Wheelchair Life Hacks

We all like a little tip or trick to make life easy. Wheelchair Life Hacks that are cheap, cheerful and don’t need a lot to make a difference are few and far between. So Dominic has compiled some of our favourite wheelchair life hacks that we think you should try. Best of all, they can all be done for under £20 each. If you like these ideas, don’t forget to like us on Facebook or follo...

wheelAIR on Dragons’ Den

Many people were glued to the BBC on Sunday 14 January 2018 to see wheelAIR on Dragons’ Den, with brand ambassador Michael Kerr and founder Corien Staels showcasing the wheelAIR cooling backrest cushion. “It was a truly thrilling (and extremely nerve-wracking) experience,” said Corien, talking about representing wheelAIR on Dragons’ Den “The Dragons certainly got fier...

Manufacturers

RGK reveal brand new showroom

On January 2nd 2018, RGK opened the doors to reveal their brand new showroom at their headquarters in Staffordshire, equipped to showcase the range of wheelchairs available worldwide. The redesigned showroom has been conceived as a part of the next phase for RGK, with the business going from strength to strength, with new partnerships, exciting new products and a thirst to stay the world leaders i...

Quickie Krypton Specifications

The Sunrise Quickie Krypton Specifications are provided as supplied by Sunrise Medical.  You can read the full Quickie Krypton review here. Location Krypton R Krypton F Weight (With rear wheels) 6.2kg 8.3kg Weight (Without rear wheels) 3.65kg 5.8kg User Weight (max) 110kg (85kg with superlight option) Seat-width 320-460 mm Seat-depth 340-480 mm Front seat-height 430-550 mm Rear seat height 380-500...

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Quickie Krypton Review

The Quickie Krypton is what Sunrise admit to being late to the party. With several different carbon fibre wheelchairs on the market today, we look a look at the wheelchair Sunrise hope will challenge the existing wheelchairs available. Quickie Krypton Specifications Pretty much everything we saw on the first look test run is within the standard specification, including carbon side guards, carbon f...

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