Candidate for mayor travels in his wheelchair in search of change in Paraguay
One of the candidates for mayor of this district, despite his physical disability that prevents him from walking. He goes out in wheelchairs to visit the neighborhoods and companies to present his proposal and convince his fellow citizens to opt for change to achieve local development. This is Elvio Isidro Portillo Rojas, who launched his […]
PBS Frontline World – June 2009
PBS Frontline World covered Whirlwind in June 2009 in a piece called “Wheels of Change.” The story focuses on Whirlwind’s RoughRider wheelchair manufactured in Vietnam.
Boy Scout gives back to others with help from his RoughRider
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 […]
His RoughRider Allows Ironside To Go Anywhere
Whirlwind Wheelchair’s RoughRider® will be used by actor Blair Underwood, Golden Globe Award nominee, in the pilot episode of NBC’s remake of IRONSIDE. The reboot is highly anticipated given the original’s success. The drama series is about a recently disabled homicide cop, Robert Ironside. The show, now available to pre-screen on Hulu.com, is scheduled to […]
Whirlwind Wheelchairs Brings More Joy To Camp Joy
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 […]
Sri at TEDx Ubud
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 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 from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation […]