New Mobility’s Biweekly Newsletter – October 4, 2016

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NEW ISSUE

Tammy Duckworth: Our Champion in Congressnmoct16cov

November 12 will be the 12th anniversary of the attack in Iraq that changed U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s life. Four days prior to that, on election day, she will find out if she is to become the first female double amputee ever elected to the U.S. Senate (D-Illinois). That’s a pretty intense week, but during her rapid rise to political relevance, Duckworth has proven she’s ready for anything.

 

TRENDING NOW

Brilliant Kitchen Cabinet System Glides in Multiple Directions

Take 40 seconds to fantasize about having this effortless modular cabinet system in your home. High shelves lower themselves at the touch of a button, countertops move up and down, and drawers slide left or right depending on where you need to work. Problem is, internet gremlins have cut off any info about how to purchase this elegant solution, so we put together a list of four similar height-adjustable products. And for a more affordable accessible kitchen renovation, check out this NM story in which the most functional elements cost just $5,000.

 

PRO TIPS

Adaptive Clothing Designer Releases Second Half of Fall Lineiz-blazer

There are several new items to explore, but our favorites are the suits featuring shortened jackets and sharp tailoring, and the wheelchair-friendly straight-leg jeans.

Beating Diabetes When You Have a Spinal Cord Injury

If you have an SCI, you are two to three times more likely to develop diabetes than the general population. That’s no small thing because diabetes can wreak havoc on your kidneys, skin and eyes, and can even be deadly if untreated. The good news is that strict control of carbohydrate intake combined with any movement at all — and medication if needed — can help reduce the harmful effects of diabetes or even avoid it altogether.

Shop Globally: Look Beyond U.S. Manufacturers for Mobility Technology

Not long ago, if a mobility product was made in a country even as close as Canada, we didn’t know about it in the United States, and we certainly couldn’t get it. Today, however, many of the mobility innovations from abroad quickly make their way to our awareness through the internet and social media. Before you know it, we have access to products like the Veloce, which might be the most high-tech folding ultralight ever designed; the Panthera X, the world’s lightest ultralight; and Tarta, arguably the most adaptable backrest ever engineered.

 

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By | 2017-01-13T20:41:16+00:00 October 4th, 2016|