25 07, 2013

RoughRider User Tours the Streets of Paris and London

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"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

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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

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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

31 05, 2013

Whirlwind Wheelchair Hosts ISO Wheelchair Working Group Meetings

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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

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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

26 02, 2013

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

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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

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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