Jo Southall – how to keep cool in a wheelchair with wheelAIR

Meet Jo Southall, the occupational therapist who has to constantly consider how best to keep cool in a wheelchair.  Simply staying cool & functional at room temperature should be easy, unfortunately for me it isn’t. My name is Jo Southall and I’m an Independent Occupational Therapist. I live with a number of complex medical problems…

Bionic athlete on spinal cord injury and overheating

Meet Johnny Beer – the bionic cyclist who tells us about his problems with his spinal cord injury and overheating. With better temperature regulation he could cycle a 25k in June. Back in 2011, I had a trampoline accident after attempting a backflip. It resulted in a C4/C5 injury which meant I became tetraplegic losing movement…