The main goal here at Whirlwind is to help people go where they want. In Will Krajewski's case this meant going with his Boy Scout troop to the Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree, an event that only happens every four years. Watch this incredible documentary below showing Will at the Jamboree motivating his troop
Baylee, a camper of the youth with Spina Bifida Camp Joy program, with Paige's Princess Foundation Fundraisers, who made the RoughRiders possible.Camp Joy is now more accessible to a variety of campers thanks to the addition of the Whirlwind RoughRider wheelchair. Camp Joy, located in Clarksville, Ohio, is an independent, non-profit organization that specializes in
Back this spring we let you know Sri Lestari was going to travel from Jakarta to Ubud on her modified motorbike for made it to TEDx Ubud. Sri just shared with us the video of her time at TEDx.
Findings and Recommendations from Whilrwind’s Assistive Technology Research on the Navajo Reservation
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
Whirlwind’s co-founder, Ralf Hotchkiss was interviewed in December by San Francisco’s KGO radio. Check out the clip and find out why he hasn’t tipped forward out of his RoughRider’s® in ten years.
“My RoughRider is very special to me.” - Sudardo Before this June, Sudardo, a 48-year old spinal cord injury survivor from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, was limited to his village and a few surrounding villages due to his difficulty in traveling. In June, he received his RoughRider® and now collects 15 bags a week and
Meet Brian, one of Whirlwind Wheelchair’s first US customers. Living in San Francisco, hear why Brian loves his RoughRider.
FastCoExist, a project of FastCompany Magazine, covers Whirlwind's offering to US wheelchair riders who'll access trails, gardens, and beaches like never before. Read The Story Here.
Members of San Francisco State’s Student Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) are working with Whirlwind on building a hand-powered front-wheel-drive tricycle as a club project. The club has been responsible for welding, fabricating, and contributing to the iterative design process through testing. “The team of undergraduate students is learning valuable skills
Ralf Hotchkiss experiences the travails of a wheelchair rider on San Francisco public transit. Read The Story Here.