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Speedster replied to Speedster's discussion Wheelchair life span of active user?
"Mine has lasted 6 years but started to not perform good even though I looked after it with heavy usage also hub on one wheel fell apart hasn’t been great ever since"
Aug 22
Ryan MacDonald replied to Speedster's discussion Wheelchair life span of active user?
"Hi speedster, I would agree with Geordie Travels point that it most often comes down to personal circumstances. For some people a replacement is necessary due to a change in circumstances, but for others it's because they want the newest in…"
Aug 22
Geordie Travels replied to Speedster's discussion Wheelchair life span of active user?
"Hi Speedster! For me personally it depends from chair to chair. I’ve had chairs that have still been good to use after 10 years. As long as you keep your chair maintained well, it’ll last a fairly long time. Your personal circumstances…"
Aug 22
Speedster posted a discussion

Wheelchair life span of active user?

When should I replace my chair as a active user?See More
Aug 19
Catherine Rideout posted a discussion

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What is Your biggest annoyance with everyday interactions between people and businesses/housing etc?First off I am a disabled author, artist, and journalist (yes I have the union membership for that). I write articles about disability issues, and am…See More
May 13
Ryan MacDonald commented on Ryan MacDonald's blog post Training through the Pandemic - with Paralympic hopeful, Gary Smith
"Thanks Anthony. I know that the Scottish Wheelchair Curling Association run taster sessions, so keep your eyes peeled. I'll let you know if I hear of anything too. "
Apr 1
Geordie Travels commented on Ryan MacDonald's blog post Training through the Pandemic - with Paralympic hopeful, Gary Smith
"Brilliant read mate - always fancied giving wheelchair curling a shot. "
Mar 30
Ryan MacDonald posted a blog post

Training through the Pandemic - with Paralympic hopeful, Gary Smith

For Gary Smith, retiring from a career in wheelchair Basketball due to a long-term shoulder injury was not an easy…See More
Mar 24
Geordie Travels liked Ryan MacDonald's blog post Nothing is impossible!
Feb 4
Ryan MacDonald posted a blog post

Nothing is impossible!

When the first snowflake fell this year, it made me think about the amazing Amanda Lees (pictured right). To me, I see snow as something that makes it really difficult to get around in my wheelchair. To Amanda, snow is an opportunity to travel, meet…See More
Jan 28

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David Quinn liked Ryan MacDonald's discussion The latest in wearable technology - Envision Glasses
Jan 13
Geordie Travels replied to Ryan MacDonald's discussion The latest in wearable technology - Envision Glasses
"Absolutely outstanding! :O"
Jan 13

Blog Posts

Training through the Pandemic - with Paralympic hopeful, Gary Smith

Posted by Ryan MacDonald on March 24, 2021 at 9:03 2 Comments

For Gary Smith, retiring from a career in wheelchair Basketball due to a long-term shoulder injury was not an easy decision. He had played wheelchair basketball for as long as he could remember and made many lifelong friends through the…

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Nothing is impossible!

Posted by Ryan MacDonald on January 28, 2021 at 12:04 0 Comments

When the first snowflake fell this year, it made me think about the amazing  Amanda Lees (pictured right). To me, I see snow as something that makes it really difficult to get around in my wheelchair. To Amanda, snow is an opportunity to travel, meet with friends and hit the slopes! We asked her to write a guest blog telling us all about her ski adventures........and she didn't disappoint. Here it is......

"As I zoom down the mountain, making…

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New brain-machine interface could offer control over wheelchairs

Posted by George Perfect on October 3, 2019 at 8:50 0 Comments

Georgia Tech researchers have created a new brain-machine interface (BMI) that uses a new class of nano-membrane electrode combined with flexible electronics and a new deep learning algorithm to help disabled people wirelessly control devices. The BMI could be used to control things like an electric wheelchair, interact with a computer, or operate a small robotic vehicle without having to use a hair-electrode cap or mess with wires.

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NAIDEX Info and Lioving With Spinal injury

Posted by David Millar on July 8, 2019 at 19:16 0 Comments

I am very excited that the 2020 NAIDEX show will be better than ever.  As always I will be talking at NAIDEX.  I just published a post about disability dating on the NAIDEX Blog 

https://www.naidex.co.uk/news/blog.asp?blog_id=19855

Also of great interest to the Bespoken community is an article about independent living that I wrote for the independentliving site.…

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