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.

Graphene Superstar

It’s an odd day when I open an email and start exclaiming about a new graphene superstar.  In this instance, it’s less big bang and more big deal.  Kuschall, the Swiss manufacturer of wheelchairs including the K-Series and the Champion, have gone all science on us with this new model. What’s the story behind the hype? Industrial designer and project leader Andre Fangueiro joined ...

Quantum Edge 3.0 released

Technology is always moving forward with powerchairs.  Quantum Rehab UK have announced that the Quantum Edge 3.0 released to the UK market today.  Quantum Rehab UK have been clear that this is their most advanced power chair yet. When we asked about the new model, Quantum highlighted how the new model is an extension of their flagship Q6 series.  The Edge 3.0 takes the technology within the Q6 Edg...

Wheelchairs at Rise South East

It’s nearing Rise4Disability next week and we have saved the best until last!  We wanted to take this opportunity to look at some of the mobility options on show next week. Before we look at wheelchairs at Rise South East though, there is one thing to cover first. There will be a Changing Places available on the day.  Provided by Migloo, the Changing Place will be equipped with a hoist, bed ...

Motoring at Rise South East

With Rise4Disability less than a week away, we wanted to take a look at some of the vehicle manufacturers who you will be able to meet next week.  Today is about motoring at Rise South East.  However, first of all we need to remind you that it’s free to attend Rise but you’ll need to register.  That’s been kept really simple for you too – just click here and complete your d...

Looking ahead to Rise South East

It’s not long now until Rise4Disability in Maidstone.  First of all, if you haven’t got your free tickets click here and register – it takes less than 5 minutes.  If you’ve registered, then you’ll probably looking ahead to Rise South East – and here’s some more to help you plan your day. Accora Accora will be demonstrating their Configura Comfort – a...

Rise South East Exhibitor Focus

With just 8 days to go until Rise4Disability South East, we wanted to take a little look at some of the exhibitors who will be showcasing some of what they do.  Welcome to our Rise South East Exhibitor focus! Freedom Wheelchair Skills If you’re new to using a wheelchair or even if you want to learn some new tricks, Stuart from Freedom Wheelchair Skills will be on-hand to discuss and identify...

Rotoflex bed range at Rise4Disability

A good night sleep is important.  Theraposture will be showcasing the extended Rotoflex bed range with the world’s-first powered rising heel support at Rise4Disability in Maidstone on 18 September. A good sleep and rest position can help to improve circulation and reduce fluid retention.  The original and trusted Rotoflex is the ONLY rotating bed that can be supplied with the patented powered risi...

Abacus to offer bathing showcase at Rise4Disability

Personal hygiene is important, especially for those using a wheelchair.  Helpfully, Abacus are to offer a bathing showcase at Rise4Disability in Maidstone on 18 September. Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions, a leading provider of assistive baths for disabled children and adults, will be highlighting its assisted bathing courses for professionals and demonstrating its Gemini height-adjustable pla...

Edinburgh Airport to purchase wheelAIR

Following a successful summer trial, Edinburgh Airport have purchased wheelAIR cooling backrest cushions from Edinburgh-based mobility dealer FastAid Products for customers with wheelchairs to use whilst in the airport. Working with OmniServ, the airport assistance services provider, Edinburgh Airport are committed to improving the experience for passengers requiring special assistance. Feedback f...

Stelios Awards – why you should enter

Ever thought of starting your own business as a disabled entrepreneur?  Dominic has looked at the Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs which is one option that might be available to assist you in starting out. Making a million pounds You know when you read stories about someone who made a million pounds from a small idea that they started from a bedroom?  Or the one about someone who just sol...

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Lovocco SillSave

This is possibly the hardest review ever to be undertaken, writes Dominic, Lead Editor.  The Lovocco SillSave is so basic that there isn’t much to say about it.  Or is there..?  It’s important to protect your car, especially if you lease it or use rental vehicles regularly.  So I took a look to learn more. Specification Length: 650mm Width (interior to exterior): 650mm Thickness: 6mm Materia...

Progeo Duke Specification

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