Featured Products: Hatchbacks footwear ** Chair yoga ** Eyegaze Edge ** SelfWipe ** Chrysler/Dodge minivan with conversion
This special footwear is specifically designed for children who wear AFOs, DAFOs or orthotics. Combining function and style, the shoes feature a rear-entry hinge system that makes them easy to put on and take off. A hook-and-loop (Velcro) fastener holds the shoe closed. Hatchbacks feature extra room around the toe box, ankle and heel; a lightweight sole; extra-tough stitching and contemporary styling. Available in child sizes up to size 5. Retail price is $55. For information: Hatchbacks Footwear, (800) 936-0511, or www.hatchbacksfootwear.com.
Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga DVD and CD
In the Single Chair Yoga, Volume 1 DVD, Lakshmi Voelker presents two classes on postures, movements and breathing techniques that can be done from a chair and that improve flexibility, range of motion and well-being. The Sitting Mountain Series audio CD contains one 30-minute and two 15-minute classes of poses and breathing exercises that can be practiced almost anywhere. Retail price for the Single Chair Yoga DVD is $20; for the Sitting Mountain Series audio CD, $20. Buy them both for $35. For information: Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga, (760) 464-9548, or www.getfitwhereyousit.com.
This compact human-computer interface tracks the user’s eye movements, making computer operation possible for those with very little head movement. The Edge is configurable for use with a portable computer or a desktop, and with programs for adults or children. It allows users to manage speech generation, environmental control and full computer access. Starting retail price is $8,700. For information: LC Technologies, (800) 393-4293, or www.eyegaze.com.
The SelfWipe toilet aid makes toileting easier for people with limited use of their hands and arms. Toilet tissue is placed around the angled clamp on the lower portion of the device. After use, the tissue is easily discarded by pressing a release button on the end of the handle. The SelfWipe’s smooth, rounded design makes it comfortable to grip and use; its uniquely shaped tip allows for accurate placement and pressure. Retail price is $40. For information: Paille Industries, (314) 540-4486, or www.selfwipe.com.
2008 Chrysler/Dodge Minivan with VMI Northstar Conversion
This side-entry wheelchair-accessible minivan features a 55½-inch door opening and spacious lowered floor area for easy entry and maneuverability. Standard features include a powered in-floor ramp; the PowerKneel system that automatically and gently lowers the vehicle for more accessible entry and exit; and the Sure Deploy electrical ramp backup system. Starting retail price is $46,085. For information: Vantage Mobility, (800) 348-8267, or www.vantagemobility.com.