19 Futuristic Concept Wheelchair Designs

The future of the wheelchair seems promising after the release of new concept wheelchair designs. It seems technology is playing a large part on the newly designed wheelchairs. Inventors have focused on the needs of the disabled community as well as appearance, convenience and the lifestyle of the users. The following 19 futuristic concept wheelchair designs will highly benefit the disabled community in the coming years by enriching daily life through technology and innovation. 1. The Two Sea...


Disability Advocates See Opportunity in Self-Driving Cars

One of Google's self-driving vehicles for people with disabilities. (Source: Google) Advocates are determined to push regulators and manufacturers of self-driving cars to include the disabled community in the development of automated technology. The day of self-driving cars is soon going to be a reality for the general public and many disabled people see a new opportunity that could benefit their future. According to Parnell Diggs, a board member of the National Federation of the Blind, “If a...


Monkeys Learn to Drive Wheelchairs Using Their Thoughts

Duke Health Neuroscientists released details related to their newest brain-machine interface that allows primates to use their thoughts to navigate a wheelchair. The brain-machine interface, also known as BMI, is a breakthrough for those who have ALS or have lost muscle control for other reasons. Quadriplegics are especially expected to benefit from this innovative invention. The BMI focuses on two specific regions of the brain that involve sensation and movement. The interface receives sign...


Lego Wheelchair Gives Paralyzed Kitten Hope

A paralyzed kitten was rescued on a Long Island street and taken to Massapequa Pet Vet immediately. The staff realized something was unusual when the kitten refused to move. Usually, weeks-old kittens are walking around and very playful. However, this kitten, named “Mac” by the veterinarian staff wasn’t behaving as expected. Dr. Ned Horowitz, the veterinarian at Massapequa Pet Vet conducted a thorough exam that revealed the kitten’s back legs are both partially paralyzed. Dr. Horowitz repor...


Google Awards Millions for Disability Initiative

Source: Google.org Google announced their Disability initiative last May and quickly received more than 1,000 applications from 88 countries. Google.org, the company’s charitable division, has chosen 30 organizations to receive grants through the Google Impact Challenge Disabilities initiative. Google will begin distributing the funds to the chosen groups located in 13 different countries. The company believes they have chosen the right groups that will provide useful and beneficial opportuni...


30 Shocking Facts About Senior Citizens in America

Baby boomers are aging well, but their finances are suffering. Research has discovered that most senior citizens in America worry about their finances and retirement. It's true, America has a debt crises and the government has a spending crises. However, the looming retirement crises are a topic no one wants to discuss. Senior citizens want to take control of their financial futures to enjoy a comfortable retirement. However, most are shocked to learn about the facts listed below. Right n...


Cool Gadgets for Wheelchair Users

The more gadgets, the easier daily tasks become for wheelchair users. There’s no secret that wheelchair users come up against a variety of obstacles in their daily lives. Inventors have developed and designed gadgets to help along the way. It is important to pinpoint specific obstacles and find the right gadget for you. Below is a list of cool gadgets to choose from. Phone Carrying Case  Cell phones have become a necessity in today’s world. It is not only convenient but is an excellent tool ...


15 Most Popular Wheelchair Sports

Wheelchair sports are all the rage in the disabled community. Most of the popular sports known today are adapted from standard sports. Wheelchair sports have some modifications in the regulations and rules to accommodate the abilities of wheelchair players. The list below contains the most popular sports captivating the attention of wheelchair users worldwide. 1. Speed Sailing  Sailing across the ocean, taking control of the boat and winning a gold medal can be achieved by wheelchair users ...


Hillary Clinton Seeks to End Minimum Wage Loophole for Disabled

Hillary Clinton is on a mission to propose something no major presidential candidate has done before which is pay all disabled workers the minimum wage or more. She is addressing the federal minimum wage loophole, Section 14 ( c ), that allows employers to gain an exemption from paying disabled workers minimum wage. Some Americans are not aware of the loophole while others have been fighting it for years. This federal loophole has left disabled workers in poverty for decades and it's time it...


Wheelchair Motocross Increasing in Popularity

Wheelchair Motocross, also known as WCMX, is the fastest growing wheelchair sport in the world. It involves using a wheelchair to perform tricks on skate park ramps that have been adapted from skateboarding and BMX. Courage and athleticism are essential to participate in this exciting sport. WCMX has devoted wheelchair users and able-bodied fans worldwide. In the world of wheelchair motocross, there are two specific names that come to mind. Aaron Fotheringham is best known by his WCMX name, ...


Russia and Greece Seal World Team Cup Qualification for Tennis

Excitement mounted as Russia and Greece won the women’s and men’s events at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup European Qualifications in Antalya, Turkey on March 26, 2016. The BNP Paribas World Team Cup is the wheelchair tennis equivalent of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup. It is held annually with a different nation playing host each year.  Russia qualified for the women’s World Group and Greece qualified for the men’s World Group II. For the third time in the past four years, Greece has won the men...


Kylie Jenner Finds Being in a Wheelchair Fashionable

Kylie Jenner posing in a wheelchair for Interview Magazine for a photo shoot. (Steven Klein/Interview) Kylie Jenner is best known for her part on her family reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Kylie has been coming into her own as she reached the age of 18 and is taking on the fashion industry with a clothing line and lip kit. While her fashion sense is often praised, a recent photo shoot of her in a wheelchair is receiving harsh criticism from the disabled community and beyond. T...