Assistive technology and equipment

The range of assistive gear available today for people with paralysis is truly amazing. Join this discussion and learn about ways to make life easier. Better yet, share what you know about tools, assistive technology and low- and high-tech innovations. Find out what works, what does not.

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looking for rolling shower chair

gorditta
  • By gorditta · New reply April 6, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • hello i dont know how this works but i work for a group home and one of our clients needs a rolling wheel chair either a inexpensive one or if some one out there is giving one a away please contact me ...

My Mother On Traveling

debbiamitchell
  • By debbiamitchell · New reply February 10, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • How can my daughter, myself move my mother an 80 year old from one state to another, and she is a paraplegic. She has no use of her body. It's about 2,000 miles. She would need a lift, and most likely ...

Anyone need a standing frame?

Janders1969
  • By Janders1969 · New reply November 2, 2013
  • 12 replies
  • I have an EasyStand Evolve standing frame in my home. If there is anyone who needs one, please let me know ...

Electronic Bike

Diosa22
  • By Diosa22 · Posted October 11, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • Is there anyone out there that wants to buy my electronic stimulation bike? I have decided that I need the money worse than I want to keep my muscles from deteriorating. The cost is around $2,500 and ...

Laser treatments

Aubbie09
  • By Aubbie09 · New reply August 9, 2013
  • 23 replies
  • Hello everyone, I don't post a lot on here but my name is Aubrey and would like some help if anyone has any feedback. I saw not to long ago about laser treatments and saw that it had helped some of you ...

new wheelchair for sale

wayoverwhelmed
  • By wayoverwhelmed · Posted July 12, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • http://providence.craigslist.org/hab/392 1281813.html would really like to help someone that is in the position that we were in just a few months ago ...

standing frame needed!!

stacey4dyce
  • By stacey4dyce · New reply June 28, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • I'm in desperate need of a used standing frame for a reasonable price. My friend's feet are starting to drop, and my blood pressure is horribly low. We're both paralyzed. I'm 27 and quadriplegic been ...

Replacment for EZKeys?

jimb23
  • By jimb23 · New reply June 22, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • Hello, my name is Jim. I am a 45 year old quadriplegic who can’t speak (tetraplegic?). Anyway, whatever you call it, my wife and I have been dealing with this condition ever since I suffered a brainstem ...

Need a new bed--any suggestions?

frankie_frech
  • By frankie_frech · Posted June 16, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • Currently, I have a craftmatic bed where the head raises & lowers like a hospital bed. Since my most recent surgery, my mobility has greatly decreased and this bed no longer fills my needs. It is much ...

AFO BENEFITS ?

BOBBYEVAN
  • By BOBBYEVAN · New reply March 6, 2013
  • 16 replies
  • My PT suggested I use an AFO to assist me while walking so I got me one made of durable plastic w/ velcro straps. I used it for a couple of months and the device helped me walk comfortably. However, I ...

Low Level Laser Therapy

Highroad
  • By Highroad · New reply January 29, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • I have recently been introduced to a technology that I wish I had known about eight years ago when my wife suffered her aneurysm. LLLT is being used in wound care, to relieve neuropathy, reduce inflamation ...

Looking for a Standing Wheel Chair

Janders1969
  • By Janders1969 · Posted January 22, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • I am a T-12/L-1 paraplegic. I have a Quickie GPV wheel chair that is six years old. I am looking for a used standing wheel chair perhaps like the one shown at this link: http://levousa.com/lcev/lcev.html ...

FES Bike

Aubbie09
  • By Aubbie09 · New reply November 23, 2012
  • 12 replies
  • Would anyone know how to get an FES bike?I'v been wanting one for awhile now and I was told when I was in the hospital 3 years ago that they were around 15,000. I was just wondering where I could get ...

Can't use your hands but want to play games?

mike1985
  • By mike1985 · New reply September 2, 2012
  • 3 replies
  • I broke my neck about three years ago, my injury is c3 c4 incomplete. I can't use my hands so I did a lot of searching on the Internet and kind of invented a way for paralyzed folks to play any games ...

wheelchair

qnbee1230
  • By qnbee1230 · New reply August 13, 2012
  • 4 replies
  • I have a electric wheelchair but i want to get a manual chair for backup to use so that i can go places in my family members cars. My electric one creates a problem when their is a family gathering, and ...

benefits of afo

Vikas34
  • By Vikas34 · New reply August 2, 2012
  • 6 replies
  • Hey guys,i was wondering if afo can avoid foot drop and is beneficial in walking...just want to know if it helps in better walking ...

I NEED A QUICKIE P200 PLEASE!!

soldiafolife
  • By soldiafolife · New reply May 11, 2012
  • 1 reply
  • ANYONE THAT KNOWS WHERE I CAN GET A QUICKIE P200 WITH A 18" FRAME FOR CHEAP OR NEXT TO NOTHING?? ITS HARD TO COME UP WITH THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WHILE ON DISABILITY. I REALLY NEED THE P200 ITS THE ONLY ...

wacky wheelchair

goldy24k
  • By goldy24k · New reply May 11, 2012
  • 4 replies
  • I have a Quickie p200. It still works and it's over 10 years old. The main problem is that the battery gauge does not give you a proper reading. It says it's low when it is at least half charged. Has ...

Sip'n Puff Ipod Dock

CowboyBob
  • By CowboyBob · Posted April 27, 2012
  • 0 replies
  • I just wanted to share a project that I have done using a Sip'n Puff Arduino shield. Hope you enjoy. I'm also working on a Sip'n Puff Morse code keyboard. I would appreciate any opinions or advice. http://www.tmientp.com/ipoddock.htm ...

Ulcers from sitting for long lengths of time.

Mag0324
  • By Mag0324 · New reply April 5, 2012
  • 17 replies
  • My mom has been a paraplegic for nearly 20 years and we have had to deal with the ulcers from sitting for long lengths of time. I came across a product called Wound be Gone for treating pressure ulcer ...

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