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25 07, 2013

RoughRider User Tours the Streets of Paris and London

By |July 25th, 2013|Article|0 Comments

"My wheelchair worked marvelously in London and Paris! Thank you so much!" - Jordan Ayers. This past year, on Brent Ayers family’s trip to London and Paris they were able to see and do more with the use of their RoughRider.  Brent’s daughter, Jordan, typically rides a power chair.  Knowing they would need a manual chair,

16 07, 2013

Ugandan Priest Rides RoughRider Back to his Duties

By |July 16th, 2013|Article|0 Comments

Father Thomas outside a classroom at Sacred Heart Seminary in Mubende, Uganda.  For nearly 30 years, Whirlwind has been dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities in the developing world. We recently received an update from Father Thomas Gabula, a Catholic Priest in Uganda, and avid user of the RoughRider. In

11 07, 2013

WALTER Wins RESNA’s Student Design Competition

By |July 11th, 2013|Article|0 Comments

Christian Bremer and Erik Ohlson, Master’s students in Industrial Design Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg Sweden, spent four weeks last fall in Whirlwind’s workshop at San Francisco State University with our technical team. As part of their Master’s thesis, Christian and Erik developed Walter - a rigid frame wheelchair for developing countries

3 07, 2013

Push to the Finish and Whirlwind help Joe to Go, Go, Go…

By |July 3rd, 2013|Article|0 Comments

According to Joe Briskey’s mom, “Joe loves to go, go, go, constantly begging to go bowling, or fishing, or out to dinner.” With the help of Push to the Finish and Riverton High School’s fundraising efforts, Joe and four others received new wheels that allowed them go, go, go in the Strawberry Days 5K.  Each

31 05, 2013

Whirlwind Wheelchair Hosts ISO Wheelchair Working Group Meetings

By |May 31st, 2013|Article|0 Comments

Double Drum Test of an early RoughRider Whirlwind is hosting the International Organization for Standards – ISO - (wheelchairs) Working Group Meetings from June 3 throug June 7, 2013 at San Francisco State University.  The Working Groups comprise representatives of industry and consumer groups who work to develop and design manufacturing standards for manual and power

14 05, 2013

Elementary Students Raise over $5,000 for Whirlwind in Wheels of Hope Activity

By |May 14th, 2013|Article|0 Comments

Fourth grade students selling sundaes to raise funds for their Wheels of Hope project for Whirlwind Wheelchair Fourth grade students selling sundaes to raise funds for their Wheels of Hope project for Whirlwind Wheelchair. In fall 2012, 100 fourth grade students from Indian Ridge Elementary School in the Cherry Creek school district of metro

2 04, 2013

Will Sri Lestari Reach TEDx Ubud on Her Modified Motorbike?

By |April 2nd, 2013|Article, Update|0 Comments

Last week we shared a photo of Sri Lestari, a social worker who is employed by a Whirlwind partner, UCP Wheels for Humanity, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  We found out after our post that she has been asked to speak at the TEDx Ubud conference on June 1st.   Sri is hoping to make her trip to

26 03, 2013

Whirlwind Shifts into High Gear with International Quality Standards

By |March 26th, 2013|Article|0 Comments

Sri Lestari takes her nephew for a ride on her Whirlwind RoughRider® near Jogjakarta, Indonesia. With the 2010 Whirlwind RoughRider® on track to reach more than 20,000 riders next year, the process for ensuring that each chair is of the highest quality becomes an even greater challenge. Unlike Whirlwind’s first 25 years, it

26 02, 2013

Findings and Recommendations from Whilrwind’s Assistive Technology Research on the Navajo Reservation

By |February 26th, 2013|Article, Press Coverage|0 Comments

Kim at the Canyon de Chelly Kim D. Reisinger, Ph.D, director of Whirlwind's Assistive Technology Research (ATR) Division,  recently concluded a major survey research project on the awareness of, access to, and acquisition of low-cost, high-quality Assistive Technology (AT) devices and services on the Navajo Nation.  The research was funded by a grant

22 02, 2013

Keep Your RoughRider® Well Maintained

By |February 22nd, 2013|Article|0 Comments

We are in the midst of preparing a group of User Resource pages that should be up in a few weeks.  But in the meantime, to whet your appetite, we have posted below a maintenance schedule for your RoughRider to keep it in good shape for years to come. Detailed instructions on each of the