Posts Tagged ‘Wheelchair’

RoughRider WheelChair Assembly & Axle Positioning

Whirlwind Wheelchair Assembly

All chairs sold in the US and Canada now come with Quick Release rear wheel axles. The instructions for assembling these wheels can be found here . Chairs also now come with anti-tip bars! Instructions for the anti-tip bars can be found here . Please Note: Updated instructions will be included in the box in future orders…

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Whirlwind And The RoughRider

Whirlwind Wheelchair International’s all-terrain wheelchair built in developing countries for use in developing countries. The RoughRider is now available for purchase in the US and Canada. Transcription for this video:  All Terrain Wheelchairs in USA

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PBS NewsHour With Jim Lehrer

PBS NewsHour covers Whirlwind Wheelchair International’s efforts to send low-cost durable wheelchairs to Haiti for amputees after the January 2010 earthquake Ralf Hotchkiss, is speaking the former headquarters at SFSU. Transcription for this video:  Whirlwind Wheelchair on PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer reported by Spencer Michels

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

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…

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WALTER Wins RESNA’s Student Design Competition

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…

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Whirlwind Wheelchair Hosts ISO Wheelchair Working Group Meetings

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…

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I Haven’t Tipped Once in the 10 Years

  Whirlwind’s co-founder, Ralf Hotchkiss was interviewed in December by San Francisco’s KGO radio. Check out the audio clip and find out why he hasn’t tipped forward out of his RoughRider’s® in ten years! Transcription for this video: I Haven’t Tipped Once in the 10 Years

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Back on Target and Rolling in Big Sky Country

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…

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