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The Benefits of a Seat Elevation System

The Benefits of a Seat Elevation System

2018/07/26

Seat elevation is a key accessibility element for power wheelchairs, but it is often forsaken in the design process. Although it is widely viewed as a luxury add-on, vertical elevation has a huge potential to increase users’ independence and quality of life.

However, this type of design innovation also presents an abundance of customization options, so it is vital that potential buyers select a seat elevation system which meets their specific needs.

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Wheelchair fencing: types and regulations

Wheelchair fencing: types and regulations

2018/06/06

Wheelchair fencing can be practised by both men and women in wheelchairs, by amputees or by those with mild cerebral palsy. The same weapon categories apply to those used in classical fencing (foil, sabre or épée).

The history of wheelchair fencing began in England in the 1950s at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital, where soldiers wounded in WW2 underwent recovery and rehabilitation.

After its debut at the 1960 Rome Olympics, it soon became a very popular all-round adapted sport that required not only physical strength, but also precision, technique and style.

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Wheelchair Rugby: the ultimate team sport

Wheelchair Rugby: the ultimate team sport

2018/05/22

Kirk Williams is an adventure photographer. Being a C6-7 quadriplegic, with paralysis from the chest down, he has refused to let his disability define him. He tried out a number of wheelchair adaptive sports and found wheelchair rugby was the most impactful for him.

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