Can ventilation improve posture? A Study from NHS Guys & St Thomas Wheelchair Services

Can ventilation improve posture? This study was presented at PMG 2019 by Victoria Curling and Suzanna Shari from NHS Guys & St Thomas Wheelchair Services (Kings College Hospital). Can ventilation improve posture? Raphael is a 52-year-old man with CP, LD, asthma and h/o respiratory failure. He has complex seating needs: pelvic obliquity ↑L, scoliosis concave…

Natasha Price – Staying Cool in Australia With wheelAIR

Name: Natasha Price Age: 38 Condition: Transverse Myelitis, Autoimmune disease, Type 1 diabetes, Gastroparesis Tested wheelAIR®: During summer in Australia About Natasha Natasha Price is an adaptive athlete, entrepreneur, public speaker, author and blogger from the Gold Coast, Australia. In 2008, a rare disease, which she was unaware she had, left her blind and paralysed almost overnight.…

Tom Wells – staying cool in the holiday sun with wheelAIR

Name: Tom Wells Age: 48 Condition: Spinal cord injury – permanent paraplegia at T5/T6 vertebral level Occupation: Hospital doctor – Consultant Medical Oncologist Tested the wheelAIR: Whilst on holiday to La Gomera in the Canaries Tom used the wheelAIR for staying cool in the holiday sun. The wheelAIR was put to the test in 28°C heat whilst Tom visited…

Jamie Hamblin - bespoke wheelAIR case study

Jamie Hamblin – staying cool with his bespoke wheelAIR

Name: Jamie Hamblin Condition: Learning disability, paralysis of the right leg, epilepsy and severe eczema Tested the wheelAIR: Every day since the onset of summer and the heatwave Jamie lives in a Choice Care Group care home in England for adults with complex needs. Jamie experiences numerous problems associated with overheating. He also has a uniquely designed wheelchair…

Jay Anderson - wheelAIR case study

Jay Anderson: staying constantly comfortable with wheelAIR

Name: Jay Anderson Age: 46 Condition: Spina bifida – operational spinal cord injury Tested the wheelAIR: Whilst training for wheelchair rugby & generally during the heat of the summer Jay was one of the first people to use the wheelAIR last summer, when she was a key feature in our product video. Jay is a sports…

Samanta Bullock blog - why wheelAIR makes you a cooler person

Samanta Bullock: “why wheelAIR makes you a cooler person”

The wonderful Samanta Bullock now has a wheelAIR cooling backrest cushion. She has since written a fantastic blog post about why wheelAIR makes you a cooler person! Samanta Bullock is a model, an ambassador for Parallel London and Fashion Inclusivo, former Paralympic tennis player as well as a public speaker. A force to be reckoned with by…

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Gemma Lumsdaine – staying cool during training with wheelAIR

Name: Gemma Lumsdaine Age: 20 Condition: Cerebral Palsy Tested the wheelAIR: Whilst training for wheelchair rugby & generally during the heat of the summer Gemma started using the wheelAIR whilst she modelled for our summer photoshoot. Having played wheelchair sports from a young age, she is now a key member of many sports teams around the UK.…

Joe McAlpine - wheelAIR case study

Joe McAlpine – staying cool on holiday with wheelAIR

Name: Joe McAlpine Age: 36 Condition: Neurological Tested the wheelAIR: During his week long holiday to Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. Joe took his wheelAIR on holiday to Gran Canaria – where temperatures averaged around 28°C – to help him stay cool in his wheelchair. He now considers the wheelAIR to be a holiday essential. Read…

Michael Kerr - wheelAIR brand ambassador

Michael Kerr – staying cool during WCR training with wheelAIR

Athlete name: Michael Kerr Date of birth: 13.10.1982 Sport: Wheelchair rugby (World champion and double Paralympian) Condition: C6/7 spinal cord injury Tested the wheelAIR: When training in UK for wheelchair rugby tournaments Our brand ambassador Michael lives for sport and spends a lot of his time training for wheelchair rugby tournaments and exercising. Michael has been putting…

Corien Staels TedxTalk

Let’s build an accessible world – Corien Staels TedxTalk

Have you ever properly taken a moment to think about the world from the perspective of someone with a disability? Our CEO Corien Staels realised she hadn’t until the first meeting with her university dissertation tutor who was paraplegic. Her tutor explained to Corien that she struggled every day with overheating in her wheelchair. From…