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Remap awards

Remap, the charity that provides bespoke equipment for disabled people, celebrated some amazing new inventions at its annual awards last week. Here are some examples:

Rupert has invented a system to  help a virtually bind man see again, using a camera, screen and virtual reality headset! 

A rollater was adapted for an amputee by 3D printing special parts and…


Added by David Martin on July 2, 2018 at 13:30 — No Comments

Celebrity reunited Helen with her long-lost brother

A Blackwood customer living in supported accommodation in Edinburgh, proves that there is always hope no matter what we have been through.

In a recent conversation with Helen Pain, the 62-year-old Edinburgh native told me her unusual story.


‘My brother and I were brought up in children’s homes and separated for 40 years, so I asked Jeremy Kyle to…


Added by Abeer Darwish on June 28, 2018 at 14:29 — No Comments

The late Gordon Aikman is remembered during #GlobalMNDAwarenessDay charity dinner

A charity fundraising dinner was held last night in Edinburgh to honour the late Gordon Aikman on Global MND Awareness Day. The Event also included a silent auction which raised £46,786 for the charity MND Scotland.


Gordon’s legacy


Gordon Aikman led a successful career as a political researcher and campaigner before being…


Added by bespoken Team on June 22, 2018 at 9:30 — No Comments

OmniServ launches innovative wheelAIR trial at Edinburgh Airport

  Scottish-born innovation offers a “cool” and comfortable solution for wheelchair users while travelling at Edinburgh Airport


Edinburgh, Scotland - June 5, 2018 - OmniServ, the UK’s leading airline and airport assistance services provider, is rolling out a trial of the innovative wheelAIR® cooling backrest cushion at…


Added by Laura McFarlane on June 6, 2018 at 15:34 — 1 Comment

wheelAIR seek wheelchair users to join exclusive wheelAIR PRO community


The award-winning cooling backrest cushion start-up, wheelAIR®, are seeking outgoing manual wheelchair users to join their exclusive wheelAIR PRO community.


The benefits of becoming a wheelAIR PRO include the chance to buy a significantly reduced limited edition wheelAIR, as well as access to the wheelAIR PRO online community. wheelAIR…


Added by Laura McFarlane on April 11, 2018 at 11:56 — No Comments

Glasgow based healthcare start-up gears up to support spinal patients at upcoming national games

Glasgow based healthcare start-up wheelAIR are supporting patients of Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit.  


wheelAIR are offering each member of the Glasgow Inter-Spinal Games team the opportunity to use their innovative, self-cooling backrest cushion. This is so the…


Added by Laura McFarlane on April 11, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments

FREE Mobility Scooter Safe Driving Day

This year's FREE Mobility Scooter Safe Driving day at the TGA showroom in Sudbury, Suffolk on Thursday 19th April between 11am and 3pm will be bigger and better than ever!


This fun event will offer the following:

• FREE safe driving tips and advice

• FREE health check for all mobility scooters

• FREE safe driving certificate

• FREE test drives…


Added by TGA Mobility on March 26, 2018 at 10:28 — No Comments

Top Wheelchair Basketball Star to Judge Innovative Design Competition

ONE of the country’s top wheelchair basketball stars is to judge the Blackwood Design Awards which aims to find the best new innovations to help people with disabilities.

Robyn Love, from Ayr, represented the British team at the 2016…


Added by bespoken Team on March 22, 2018 at 14:06 — No Comments

TGA Partners With Charity Parkinsons UK

TGA, a proven specialist in quality mobility scooters, has forged a new relationship with the charity Parkinson’s UK, which means the charity’s members can now purchase a TGA mobility scooter at a reduced price. 

Parkinson’s UK is the…


Added by TGA Mobility on March 12, 2018 at 11:17 — No Comments

TGA Showcasing Wheelchairs, Powerpacks and the WHILL Powerchair At Kidz Middle 2018

At Kidz-to-Adultz-Middle, TGA Mobility will be exhibiting for the first time with examples from its quality wheelchairwheelchair powerpack and powerchair range – ideal for teenagers and young adults with restricted mobility.…


Added by TGA Mobility on March 8, 2018 at 12:02 — No Comments

Blogger Beth Takes The TGA WHILL Powerchair On The Bus

In this video you can watch TGA's blogger Beth trialling the TGA WHILL powerchair. In this blog she takes the WHILL personal electric vehicle on the bus. She finds that getting up the ramp is easy, as is the cornering, and Beth has a really positive experience.

You can…


Added by TGA Mobility on March 5, 2018 at 12:10 — 1 Comment

Powerchair Blogger Beth Reviews The TGA WHILL's Moveable Seat

In Beth's latest blog she takes the TGA WHILL powerchair out to a family meal to celebrate her brother's birthday, and gets to try out the WHILL's moveable seat feature.

You can read Beth's…


Added by TGA Mobility on March 5, 2018 at 12:05 — No Comments

Etac R82 to deliver educational seminars and new R82 Meerkat stander at Kidz Middle

Etac R82, the UK’s leading specialist in Scandinavian-inspired assistive equipment for disabled children and adults, will be offering invaluable product demonstrations and CPD-accredited seminars at Kidz-to-Adultz-Middle.

Thursday 15th March 2018, 9.30am – 4.30pm, Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry CV6 6GE. Stand D1. Free entry and parking.…


Added by R82 UK on February 23, 2018 at 12:57 — 2 Comments

Disability, Accessibility & The Psychology of Style - "Madam, in My Experience People in Wheelchairs Prefer not to be Noticed" & Other Misconceptions.

Last year at NAIDEX, the disability equipment show in Birmingham, Fiona, Founder of Blue Badge Style, spoke about the importance of style when understanding the needs of someone with a disability. It never ceases to amaze that medical professionals don't see this as a critical factor in a person's well being! This is very much the manifesto and raison d'etre of Blue Badge Style - 'style and disability are not mutually exclusive'. Faced with no control over…


Added by Fiona Jarvis on February 20, 2018 at 15:55 — No Comments

R82 launches new dynamic Meerkat stander that promotes learning through movement

Etac R82, the highly respected specialist manufacturer and supplier of assistive equipment for disabled individuals, is delighted to introduce its new pioneering dynamic stander for children – the R82 Meerkat.

R82 is a Danish brand of high quality, ergonomic products that…


Added by R82 UK on February 16, 2018 at 10:28 — No Comments

Theraposture donate specialist adjustable double combination bed to DIYSOS Amanda

Name: Amanda Worne

Client challenges: Reduced mobility due to spinal injury

Solution: Double combination bed with dual profiling and variable height

Amanda Worne, aged 46 from Yapton near Arundel, West Sussex, is a remarkable lady who continues to rebuild her life after experiencing a life changing…


Added by TGA Mobility on January 9, 2018 at 13:02 — No Comments

Battery Driven Mobility Scooters

Of course, electric mobility scooters are used most often by the elderly. Also used frequently by people with certain disabilities that makes walking difficult. Naturally, as well as people affected by illness.

Using a scooter provides the means to move around freely. Interacting with friends and family. Of course, as well as remaining active members of the community.

For a person to be able to use a scooter satisfactorily. He or she should be able to take a few steps. Able to…


Added by Eric Roberts on January 8, 2018 at 9:56 — No Comments

Bob Gibbs demonstrates how the Scorpio accessible bath works

In this video Bob Gibbs, Area Sales Manager for Abacus Healthcare, demonstrates why the power-assisted Scorpio bath is a leading choice for OTs and disabled bathers.

Scorpio 1700 Height Adjustable Bath Compact yet exceptionally versatile, the Scorpio 1700 is height adjustable and comes with a manual or powered transfer…


Added by TGA Mobility on December 19, 2017 at 14:35 — No Comments

Naval Veteran Shirley (81) Loves Her Independence With New Ibex Mobility Scooter

Shirley Smith aged 81 from North London just loves her Ibex scooter from TGA. Having being very active and travelling extensively before marriage and after her husband passed away, she hated being so restricted.…


Added by TGA Mobility on December 19, 2017 at 12:02 — No Comments

89-Year-Old Retired Eddie Raises Funds for Orphanage On Ibex Mobility Scooter

Eddie Porter, aged 89 and retired farmer from Great Eccleston, has purchased a funky new TGA mobility scooter so he can continue selling ‘Pilling Potatoes’ to raise money for a Ugandan orphanage.

Eddie was originally from County Tyrone in Ireland and before retirement was successful in several careers including dairy farming, building and biscuit…


Added by TGA Mobility on December 7, 2017 at 11:25 — No Comments

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