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4 06, 2013

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

2018-01-26T23:39:04+00:00

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

What Makes the RoughRider a Different Kind of Wheelchair? (Part I) 2018-01-26T23:39:04+00:00
10 12, 2013

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

2018-01-27T00:01:33+00:00

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

What Makes the RoughRider A Different Kind of Wheelchair? (Part 2) 2018-01-27T00:01:33+00:00
12 09, 2013

His RoughRider Allows Ironside To Go Anywhere

2018-01-26T23:40:49+00:00

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

His RoughRider Allows Ironside To Go Anywhere 2018-01-26T23:40:49+00:00
16 07, 2013

Ugandan Priest Rides RoughRider Back to his Duties

2018-01-27T00:06:59+00:00

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

Ugandan Priest Rides RoughRider Back to his Duties 2018-01-27T00:06:59+00:00
11 07, 2013

WALTER Wins RESNA’s Student Design Competition

2018-01-27T00:09:08+00:00

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

WALTER Wins RESNA’s Student Design Competition 2018-01-27T00:09:08+00:00
3 07, 2013

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

2018-01-27T01:21:20+00:00

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

Push to the Finish and Whirlwind help Joe to Go, Go, Go… 2018-01-27T01:21:20+00:00
23 04, 2013

Traveler’s Program Update

2018-01-27T01:05:09+00:00

 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

Traveler’s Program Update 2018-01-27T01:05:09+00:00
8 03, 2013

Thanks for Visiting us at the International Seating Symposium

2018-01-27T01:14:20+00:00

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

Thanks for Visiting us at the International Seating Symposium 2018-01-27T01:14:20+00:00
22 02, 2013

Keep Your RoughRider® Well Maintained

2018-01-27T01:17:04+00:00

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

Keep Your RoughRider® Well Maintained 2018-01-27T01:17:04+00:00