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Five visions for the future of mobility unveiled at CES

The five finalists in the three-year Mobility Unlimited Challenge have been unveiled at CES in Las Vegas. The Toyota Mobility Foundation launched the $4 million global challenge in 2017 in partnership with Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, with the aim of improving the lives of millions of people with lower-limb paralysis. The Challenge invited engineers, innovators, and designers from across the wo...[Read More]

TGA WHILL Model C Powerchair wins prestigious Independent Living Design accolade

WHILL Model C, the multi award-winning powered wheelchair from TGA, has triumphed again with another prestigious accolade – the BHTA Independent Living Design Award 2018. Now in its 23rd year, the Independent Living Design Award is recognised by members of the healthcare trade as the flagship title that highlights the very best in innovation. Manufacturers, designers and retailers were invit...[Read More]

IDPwD 2018

It’s the IDPwD – International Day for People with Disability and we want to celebrate all that’s good about our friends and colleagues with disabilities.  Many disabled people make a massive difference for all of use, no matter how big or small the actions, so here are some of our favourites from 2018 (so far). What is the International Day for People with Disability? It’s...[Read More]

Invacare introduce new Action 5 Rigid

Invacare is expanding its tried and trusted Action family – known for its versatile folding manual wheelchairs.  The latest addition has been revealed as Invacare introduce the new Action 5 Rigid Based on the proven Action family design, Action 5 Rigid features an energy efficient, rigid frame designed to provide effortless propulsion by the user.  This gives excellent manoeuvrability and dr...[Read More]

AMP Industry Award Winners

The winners of the inaugural AMP Awards have been announced following a glittering evening and awards ceremony in Birmingham.  Top mobility equipment retailers from across the country gathered in the Pavilion Suite of the Hilton Metropole to celebrate innovation and excellence within the industry.  Managing directors, buyers and showroom managers were out in force after many had earlier attended t...[Read More]

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 ...[Read More]

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...[Read More]

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 ...[Read More]

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...[Read More]

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...[Read More]

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...[Read More]

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...[Read More]

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