Wheelchair

4 06, 2013

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

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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

10 12, 2013

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

By |December 10th, 2013|Media|0 Comments

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

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

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

13 02, 2013

I Haven’t Tipped Once in the 10 Years

By |February 13th, 2013|Article, Media, Press Coverage|0 Comments

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.

10 01, 2013

Whirlwind’s Buy One – Give One Program Now Sell 2 Give 1

By |January 10th, 2013|Promotional, Update|0 Comments

An aunt and father in in Indonesia and a man in Haiti who received Whirlwind RoughRiders through our Buy One Give-One program For every RoughRider® purchased through the Sell 2 Give 1 (S2G1) [formerly Buy One – Give One ] program, Whirlwind will see that a second is provided through our local partners

4 12, 2012

Back on Target and Rolling in Big Sky Country

By |December 4th, 2012|Article|0 Comments

Dennis, back in the classroom, where he teaches a Hunter Education class at a middle school in Billings, Montana. An avid hunter, Dennis Hein, 56, enjoyed getting outdoors in Billings, Montana. For several years, he shared his enthusiasm for hunting by teaching a Hunter Education class in one of the local middle schools. But, a

28 10, 2011

Diverse – October 2011

By |October 28th, 2011|Press Coverage|0 Comments

Ralf Hotchkiss teaches a wheelchair design and fabrication class at San Francisco State University and enlists the help of students in continually improving wheelchair designs for the developing world.  Read The Story Here.

19 04, 2012

Expanding the Whirlwind Team

By |April 19th, 2012|Article|0 Comments

We have met some great people through our partnership with United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Wheels for Humanity in Jogja, Indonesia and our manufacturing partnership with PT Dharma in Jakarta. Recently, Indriyanto and Maria (at right) joined the Whirlwind team to help with engineering and sales. Indriyanto’s background in large-scale manufacturing adds a unique body of

18 07, 2011

Durability & Value: Understanding the Whirlwind Approach

By |July 18th, 2011|Article|0 Comments

What wheelchair is best? Can be determined differently by many people. Some riders request increased access to generally inaccessible areas. Others prefer comfort. Some require specific seating to better personal health. Many fall somewhere in between the three. In order to maximize one’s potential, regardless of physical ability, a wheelchair is most valuable when it