What is microclimate management and why is it important?

What is microclimate management? “the local tissue temperature and moisture (relative humidity) level at the body/support surface interface”. Both temperature and moisture are factors known to affect the physiological resilience of skin and underlying tissue, thus increasing the chance of skin ulcers. The ideal skin temperature is 32˚C, however, when sitting against a normal backrest…

Corien won the AccelerateHER Awards!!

wheelAIR Founder & CEO, Corien Staels, has been crowned winner of AccelerateHER Awards 2019, along with two others! The awards recognises female business founders leading companies with strong global growth potential in the Scottish technology sector. About wheelAIR wheelAIR is a groundbreaking innovation in wheelchair backrests. The backrest is designed to support temperature control and…

Hangout with Advanced OT & Wheelchair User

Hangout with Advanced OT & Wheelchair User Recently, Corien sat down with Advanced Occupational Therapist Susie Turnbull and wheelAIR PRO Sophie Bevan to discuss over-heating, over-sweating, and general discomfort for wheelchair users. Often, these issues can be overlooked and we want to change the conversation so that people are empowered to share their experiences. Why…

3 Outdoor Adaptive Activities in a Wheelchair

3 Outdoor Adaptive Activities in a Wheelchair Staying active and exercising regularly are key for maintaining physical and mental health. Beyond adaptive sports like wheelchair rugby, tennis, basketball, and many other intensive sports, there are a number of ways to stay active. We’ve put together a list of three amazing activities wheelchair users can enjoy to…

Make your active lightweight wheelchair more unique - wheelAIR

6 Ways to Make Your Active Lightweight Wheelchair More Unique

6 ways to make your active lightweight wheelchair more unique Active lightweight wheelchairs… what’s not to love. Light, modern and mobile – they bring that next level of accessibility and look good doing it. However, like anything we spend our life in, we want it to reflect who we are as a person. So, in…