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4 06, 2013

What Makes the RoughRider a Different Kind of Wheelchair? (Part I)

2018-05-16T00:32:08+00:00

Whirlwind Wheelchair puts users in the center of the design process.  As such, the RoughRider has evolved out of the most common user needs we found.  This is the first installment in a series that highlights some of the design features that make the RoughRider a dynamic chair. So what makes the RoughRider a different

What Makes the RoughRider a Different Kind of Wheelchair? (Part I) 2018-05-16T00:32:08+00:00
10 12, 2013

What Makes the RoughRider A Different Kind of Wheelchair? (Part 2)

2018-05-16T00:32:31+00:00

Whirlwind Wheelchair puts users in the center of the design process.  As such, the RoughRider has evolved out of the most common user needs we found.  This is the second installment in a series that highlights some of the design features that make the RoughRider such a dynamic chair. So what makes the RoughRider a

What Makes the RoughRider A Different Kind of Wheelchair? (Part 2) 2018-05-16T00:32:31+00:00
13 02, 2013

I Haven’t Tipped Once in the 10 Years

2018-05-16T00:33:23+00:00

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.

I Haven’t Tipped Once in the 10 Years 2018-05-16T00:33:23+00:00
9 02, 2011

Children’s Chairs in Haiti

2018-05-16T00:35:03+00:00

The need for children’s wheelchairs in Haiti is great.  Our contacts on the ground tell us that even with all the aid pouring in there’s very little for kids with disabilities. Vladimir, who meets Ralf, Whirlwind’s founder, in this video about our Haiti project in the summer of 2010, lost his mother and sustained

Children’s Chairs in Haiti 2018-05-16T00:35:03+00:00
15 06, 2005

Whirlwind Wheelchair Project with CIR in Afghanistan

2018-05-16T00:39:19+00:00

Whirlwind and the Center for International Rehabilitation conducted a six-day training workshop in Kabul, Afghanistan, in June 2005 that focused on skills such as wheelchair assembly and repair, fitting and user assessment. The goal of this project was to test a distribution strategy that combined central fabrication with local assembly, fitting and delivery. During the

Whirlwind Wheelchair Project with CIR in Afghanistan 2018-05-16T00:39:19+00:00