Mobility Devices

Websites for mapping and researching accessible places

posted on October 30, 2014 - 9:07am
Note: The products mentioned in this article are not endorsed by MDA. When choosing any assistive technology equipment, be sure to do your research and consult with your MDA clinic team, as well as with an assistive technology professional (ATP). Between fall road trips and upcoming holiday travel, wouldn’t it be great to know the accessibility features of every place you might go before...

Today's power wheelchair innovations put users in the driver's seat like never before

posted on July 7, 2014 - 9:07am
Quest Summer 2014
Lateral Tilt System from Motion Concepts Dynamic Controls’ iPortal Mouse Mover + Accessibility Aquila Corp.’s Airpulse PK2 wheelc

The Abilities Expo, held in seven U.S. cities annually, offers a peek at new assistive technology and trends as well as product test-drives

posted on January 9, 2014 - 9:25am
Quest Winter 2014
Every industry has its trade shows and the granddaddy for the disability community is the Abilities Expo. Introduced in 1979, the Expo’s target audience is people with disabilities, their family members, caregivers, seniors, wounded veterans and health care professionals.
posted on October 3, 2013 - 9:02am
Quest Vol. 20, No. 4
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Entering your vehicle easily and getting seated safely

posted on July 1, 2013 - 9:21am
Quest Vol. 20, No. 3
As our regular readers know, Quest magazine takes a look annually at what’s new and exciting in the accessible vehicle industry. This year, we’d like to focus on the early stages of automotive travel in a wheelchair: entering your vehicle and getting safely situated. We’re going to take a closer look at ramps, lifts, transfer seats and tie-down systems. Going up A Closer Look: Slideshow...
posted on July 1, 2013 - 9:09am
Quest Vol. 20, No. 3
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posted on July 1, 2013 - 9:05am
Quest Vol. 20, No. 3
"Hello, Computer,” Star Trek’s space engineer Scotty says pleasantly, while holding a computer mouse up to his mouth as if it were a microphone. No response. “Just use the keyboard,” he’s advised. “The keyboard,” he says. “How quaint.” In the 1986 movie “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,” the starship Enterprise’s engineer has traveled back in time, where Scotty can’t fathom a computer without voice...

Having a lift right where you need it can help caregivers and their loved ones avoid injury and feel more secure

posted on October 1, 2012 - 9:15am
QUEST Vol. 19, No. 4
Getting from here to there is often a challenge for people with muscle weakness due to neuromuscular diseases — and for their caregivers. Caregivers can develop back pain, hernias and other injuries from lifting a loved one who is unable to self-transfer. And the person being lifted risks injury from being dropped or dragged.