A kid in a candy shop. That’s the best way to describe how I felt during my recent weekend at the Abilities Expo of Southern California in Anaheim. And not just because most booths gave out Tootsie Rolls and other delights.
Sometimes you just aren't ready for a power wheelchair, says Debbie Smith, an assistive technology supplier at Hall's Mobility Center in Centralia, Wash. If you're having trouble propelling a manual wheelchair but don't want or need to start using a power chair, an alternative propulsion device (APD) — or power assist — may be the solution.