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6 top tips for handling winter in a wheelchair

This winter has been one of the worst on record. With temperatures falling below -10°C, some serious snow fall and red alert weather warnings, everyone has had to adjust their lives to accommodate for the artic conditions.  Wheelchairs users are no exception. Snow and ice reduce mobility – they make it difficult to navigate outside. Also,…

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wheelAIR goes to Naidex 2018

The wheelAIR team will be attending Naidex in April this year and we can’t wait! Naidex is Europe’s most exciting event dedicated to the disability, independent living and healthcare professional sectors. Whilst Naidex is return for its 44th year to the Birmingham NEC on the 25th & 26th April 2018, this will be the first…

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All you need to know about Winter Paralympic sports for wheelchair users

The Winter Paralympic games are almost upon us. How exciting! Paralympic teams from around the world will be confirmed and entering final preparations in PyeongChang, South Korea. We will certainly be tuning in from the 9th – 18th March to watch the top Winter Paralympian’s of today compete for their Nation. The International Paralympic Committee…

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It’s London Fashion Week: so let’s talk disability fashion

This week is not just any week. It’s the week that marks one of the biggest fashion events of the year. The week that many fashion brands have been preparing for. The week that fashion media, buyers and lovers will be slipping into their trendiest attire and heading into the centre of London. That’s right,…

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4 of the most marvellous disability products to appear on Dragons’ Den

Our cooling backrest cushion for wheelchairs, the wheelAIR, appeared on BBC2’s Dragons’ Den this month. If you didn’t catch the episode, you can watch it here. We are the most recent in a trail-blazing line of innovative disability products that have braved the ‘shark tank’. 1 in 5 people in the UK are classed as…

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My experience pitching the wheelAIR on Dragons’ Den

Where it all began It was a rainy day in March 2017 when the BBC emailed me asking if I would be interested in participating with the wheelAIR on Dragons’ Den. Before this, when people asked me whether I would ever participate in such a show, my answer had always been “No, I’m not sure if…

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How to install the wheelAIR cooling backrest cushion in 10 simple steps

Instantly install your wheelAIR   Making life as carefree as possible for wheelchair users is a core aim for us here at wheelAIR. With this in mind, our cushion is designed to easily attach to your wheelchair. So you can stay cool and be cool moments after your wheelAIR has left the packaging! All new…

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History’s star mobility products

Technology has advanced at lightening speed over the last 100 years. And the mobility industry has felt the effects of this as much as any.   Even in the last year, the progress made in mobility has been enormous. Just take a look at the innovation highlighted by Access and Mobility Professional’s Five Star Mobility Products of…

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wheelAIR and WheelPower: When we took a trip to Stoke Mandeville

wheelAIR’s trip to WheelPower Last week, our CEO Corien went to the charity WheelPower at Stoke Mandeville Stadium to show them the wheelAIR cooling backrest cushion for wheelchairs. Whilst she was there, she was given a tour around the sports complex. It was bustling with activity. People of all ages and abilities were getting involved in a…

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The wheelAIR launch event in Edinburgh

We recently threw a launch event for the wheelAIR cooling backrest cushion for wheelchairs. We thought: “What better way to get our brand new innovation out there with a bang than by throwing a dazzling launch event?!” Here’s a summary of what happened. Where was the event? So at the start of September we delved into…

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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…

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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…

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The motivation behind the wheelAIR cooling backrest cushion

CEO Corien talks of her early motivation behind the wheelAIR: Wherever I go, the first question I get asked is: “Why are you doing this?” I once told the story of this journey beginning with a meeting with my then dissertation supervisor Lisette, herself a wheelchair user. However, I recently realised that this in fact…

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