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4 06, 2013

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

By |June 4th, 2013|Media, Promotional|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 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

12 09, 2013

His RoughRider Allows Ironside To Go Anywhere

By |September 12th, 2013|Promotional|0 Comments

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

23 07, 2013

Handcycle Trike Update

By |July 23rd, 2013|Update|0 Comments

Check-out the most recent update on Whilrwind Wheelchair's Handcycle Trike Project to build a cargo tricycle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhTgUw4fD2w

16 07, 2013

Ugandan Priest Rides RoughRider Back to his Duties

By |July 16th, 2013|Article|0 Comments

Father Thomas outside a classroom at Sacred Heart Seminary in Mubende, Uganda.  For nearly 30 years, Whirlwind has been dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities in the developing world. We recently received an update from Father Thomas Gabula, a Catholic Priest in Uganda, and avid user of the RoughRider. In

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

3 07, 2013

Push to the Finish and Whirlwind help Joe to Go, Go, Go…

By |July 3rd, 2013|Article|0 Comments

According to Joe Briskey’s mom, “Joe loves to go, go, go, constantly begging to go bowling, or fishing, or out to dinner.” With the help of Push to the Finish and Riverton High School’s fundraising efforts, Joe and four others received new wheels that allowed them go, go, go in the Strawberry Days 5K.  Each

23 04, 2013

Traveler’s Program Update

By |April 23rd, 2013|Update|0 Comments

 Fatuma before and after in Masake, Uganda We recently received this post from Craig Pierson on Facebook “This Summer a group of us went to Masaka, Uganda to build a playground at Jireh Children's Center. While there we met Fatuma. As you can see her wheelchair was in pretty rough shape. When we came back

8 03, 2013

Thanks for Visiting us at the International Seating Symposium

By |March 8th, 2013|Update|0 Comments

Whirlwind Product Development Director, Matt McCambridge and Executive Director, Marc Krizak this week at the International Seating Symposium. Great event - RSTCE!  

22 02, 2013

Keep Your RoughRider® Well Maintained

By |February 22nd, 2013|Article|0 Comments

We are in the midst of preparing a group of User Resource pages that should be up in a few weeks.  But in the meantime, to whet your appetite, we have posted below a maintenance schedule for your RoughRider to keep it in good shape for years to come. Detailed instructions on each of the