11 07, 2013

WALTER Wins RESNA’s Student Design Competition

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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

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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

4 12, 2012

Back on Target and Rolling in Big Sky Country

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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

19 04, 2012

Expanding the Whirlwind Team

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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 | 2017-07-19T22:20:30+00:00 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