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 espoused by United Spinal’s tech guru Ziggi Landsman. Whether he has been … [Read more...]

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 Alliances is actually made by Restorative Therapies. Therapeutic … [Read more...]

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 hopes of inspiring you. If you have some cool personal solutions and would be … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Chefs on Wheels

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Pascal Ribreau made his own standing chair with the help of a friend. 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 … [Read more...]

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! The issue of safety when transporting a wheelchair user has been around … [Read more...]