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Ziggi Landsman: The Making of a Tech Advocate

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Landsman adjusts a reciprocating gait orthosis circa 1980. If anyone ever writes a book about Zen and the art of SCI technology, they’d be hard pressed to find a better guiding philosophy than the one [...]

TechGuide: FES Exercise Systems

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Editor’s Note: The TechGuide that ran in our Nov/Dec 2012 issue contained some factual errors. Below is a corrected version of the column. Please note that the device originally labeled as being made by Therapeutic [...]

TechGuide: The Personal Tech of Ben Mattlin

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This issue marks the debut of a new format for TechGuide. Instead of using member reviews to look at a specific category of products, we break down one member’s personal tech solutions in [...]

Beach Wheelchairs

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A new breed of transport is helping chair users take back the beach. The only problem is, there are so many sand-friendly wheelchairs, you might have a hard time choosing among them.
Deciding factors include your size and weight, and whether you want to push yourself or have someone push you from behind. Here’s a look at some of the most popular manufacturers.

Chefs on Wheels

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This is the story of three chefs and how an auto accident, a fallen tree and a carjacking forced them to figure out how their love of food meshed with spinal cord injury. If we told you they clawed their way back into the kitchen and white hat to the delight and praise of eaters everywhere, that would be a nice fairy tale, but it wouldn’t quite be true. What is true is that none of them gave up the devotion to the culinary arts that was stamped in their DNA. They’re just pursuing it in different ways.

Tied Down On Wheelchairs

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What happens to a wheelchair user when the wheelchair accessible public conveyance that they are in gets into an accident, or just makes a real sharp turn or sudden stop? Nothing real good, that’s what! [...]