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.

E-pilot adventures ahead

One lucky winner has many E-Pilot adventures ahead after Invacare ran a competition to win an Alber E-Pilot on Facebook.  The competition, which required people to share a post and complete an online form, drew lots of interest, with Rachel Broxton being chosen at random to win. The competition followed a successful showcase at Naidex back in April, with considerable interest being shown.  The E-P...

Mobility Unlimited Challenge reveals latest research

The Mobility Unlimited Challenge, lead by the Toyota Mobility Foundation, has today revealed research showing the importance of the right mobility equipment when it comes to being able to work.  The research, undertaken by ComRes in the UK, has some significant but not entirely unsurprising findings.  The overall research was undertaken in the UK, US, Japan, Brazil and India. The key headline find...

ASOS launch clothing with a difference

It is no secret to those of us who use a wheelchair – clothing doesn’t always fit in different ways.  Regardless of it being around the abdomen or trousers riding high, skirts being slightly too short or shirts rubbing on wheels – there’s always something.  Chloe Ball-Hopkins and ASOS have done something about this though, so we wanted to learn more Weather inspired festiva...

Personalised Wheelchair Budgets – what are they?

For a while now we’ve all heard snippets about changes to how you might get a wheelchair from the NHS in England, personalised wheelchair budgets have been on the agenda for several years now. So, we wanted to learn more about them, how it’s going to work and how it will differ from the current voucher system. We asked some questions to NHS England to help you (and us) understand what personalised...

RISE4Disability – Exhibitor Roundup

It’s less than 10 days to go until RISE4Disability in Peterborough (12 July – get your FREE tickets here) – if you’ve not heard about RISE4Disability, then you can find out more here.  We’ve been looking at what exhibitors will be showcasing at RISE4Disability and here’s what we know Ottobock, Klaxon and Recare Ottobock will be showcasing the Zenit manual foldin...

Sunrise to exhibit the new Salsa Q-Range at RISE4Disability

Sunrise will be exhibiting their new Salsa Q-Range at RISE4Disability in Peterborough, 12 July.  We like a new wheelchair – it’s no secret – and we’ve already seen the new Salsa Q100R and Q200R.  So, this is what you can expect to see at RISE4Disability. New Q-Range Powerchairs The new Salsa Q100R is a rear-wheel drive wheelchair aimed at wheelchair users with a lower clini...

Keeping cool in the summer

As the warm weather hits the UK (and promptly disappears again), we’ve had a few questions about keeping cool in the summer.  If you struggle with temperature regulation or your body succumbs to exhaustion when the mercury reaches more than “luke warm”, we have some ideas for keeping cool when the going gets hot.  Here’s our suggestions but keep reading to give us yours! 1....

Recare showcase Ottobock at RISE4Disability Peterborough

Leading retailer Recare will be showcasing the Ottobock range at RISE4Disability Peterborough on 12 July, with the new Zenit active manual wheelchair and the B4 Power wheelchair being on hand.  Both users and prescribing professionals will be able to take a close up look at the new products as well as the Klaxon handbikes and the Ventus manual wheelchair. On your (hand)bike Klaxon handbikes are av...

Coloplast showcase at RISE4Disability Peterborough

Leading continence and catheter specialists Coloplast will be showcasing their key products at RISE4Disability Peterborough, including the Speedicath Eve and the Speedicath Flex.  With a growing awareness of the wide range of toileting needs when it comes to disability, we’re trying to beat the stigma of talking about wee and poo here, so lets get right down to this. Something for the ladies...

Freedom training sessions at Rise4Disability Peterborough

Freedom Wheelchair Skills founder Stuart Wheeler will be offering sessions for wheelchair users to build their skills at Rise4Disability.  We caught caught up with Stuart to learn more about Freedom and what he offers. Meeting the unmet need “Freedom Wheelchair Skills was started after I recognised a need for peer-led wheelchair skills training, for people who have a range of disabilities an...

Loops with June

I have to be honest – I thought loops with June would sound like an awesome old lady who did aerobatics in a Cessna Airplane.  None the less, I have been bouncing around – just on the Loopwheels, which are with us on long term test. A couple of weeks ago, they were out with me whilst filming and they were pretty decent off-road, taking all the shock out of bumps in grass and gravel pat...

Survey about driverless vehicles

Disabled people are being asked to contribute to a survey about Driverless Vehicles being undertaken by UCL Post-Grad Ross Williams.  Ross is a masters student at University College London in Transport & City Planning. As part of his research, he is looking to expand the understanding of and influence how driverless vehicles can be of benefit to disabled users.   Many industry and media report...

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