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    Quad drives at 190 mph

    Amazing technology...

    "The Arrow Electronics SAM (semi-autonomous motorcar) car, a modified, 650-hp 2016 Corvette Z06 driven by quadriplegic racing legend Sam Schmidt, established a new record top...
  2. We used the 110V 400 lb hoist and power trolley...

    We used the 110V 400 lb hoist and power trolley from Harbor Freight to move my wife between chair and bed. Mounted an Ibeam just under the ceiling to hang them from; used the spreader bar & sling...
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    Here's the sink I made for my wife. I used a bar...

    Here's the sink I made for my wife. I used a bar faucet and mounted it near the front, which makes it a lot easier to reach. The supply lines are held up high with cable ties.
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    My wife Carolyn's back was extremely sensitive &...

    My wife Carolyn's back was extremely sensitive & painful; after using several back cushions for a few months each she ended up with the Roho, which worked well for her.
    - Richard
  5. Thread: Nursing Home

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    You mean the sling is always in position? We...

    You mean the sling is always in position? We were told to always remove the sling right after getting in the chair - otherwise there's something between you and the cushion.
  6. Thread: Alaskan cruise

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    In Juneau, Orca Enterprises (Captain Larry) has a...

    In Juneau, Orca Enterprises (Captain Larry) has a wheelchair-accessible boat for whale watching. They provided us with a van & driver to get us to & from Mendenhall Glacier, then to the boat, and...
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    device controlled by eye position

    Another item with potential: a cheap system controlled by eye position. They claim only ~$200 in parts.
    http://www.instructables.com/id/The-EyeWriter-20/
    - Richard
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    auto-lacing shoes

    This might have potential if developed further:
    http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Laces-the-Auto-lacing-shoe/
    It doesn't really lace, but it tightens up the laces when it senses occupancy of...
  9. Thread: Zipperbot

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    Zipperbot

    Something like this may be available in a few years -
    A self-zipping zipper that could be useful if you can't reach a zipper or manipulate one with your fingers:
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  10. Implant Bypasses Spinal Cord to Control Paralyzed Arm

    Thought this would be of interest.
    Not sure if it belongs under "cure" or "equipment" ...

    http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a0e4c6aa#/a0e4c6aa/29

    video at:
    www.techbriefs.com/tv/neurobridge...
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    offers??

    offers??
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    offers???

    offers???
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    Take-Along travel lift for sale

    Take-Along travel lift. For chair to bed transfers; person being transferred must be able to sit on bedside. Folding lift for travel convenience. Max weight capability 300 lbs. Comes with...
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    Quickie Freestyle M11 power chair

    Tilt-in-place Quickie power chair. Has Roho Quadtro Select QS1110 seat cushion (20" x 18.5"), Roho back cushion. Comes with a second set of foot rests that can be straightened to allow the legs...
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    I was so sorry to read this. It's hard for us to...

    I was so sorry to read this. It's hard for us to comprehend sometimes how fragile is the link that holds us in life.
    - Richard
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    Aside from GJ's questions - My suggestion is...

    Aside from GJ's questions -
    My suggestion is regularity in everything.
    Times and quantity of eating & drinking; time of BP, etc.
    I found that quite often after it seemed like everything was out,...
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    I thought about doing something like this, but...

    I thought about doing something like this, but never got up the nerve! Good job.
    I did hang a hoist and trolley from Horrible Fright from an I-beam on the ceiling of my wife's bedroom, and used...
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    My wife's dentist also said that her meds ...

    My wife's dentist also said that her meds accelerated/promoted tooth decay.
    - Richard
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    My impression is that the spinal cord stimulator...

    My impression is that the spinal cord stimulator works for some, doesn't for others, and the only way to know is to go in for an evaluation. If it does work, it is unlikely to eliminate all pain. ...
  20. Thread: Cataracts

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    Nothing terribly useful for you, but - I had that...

    Nothing terribly useful for you, but - I had that done on my right eye 2 days ago. It was much less of a deal than the trabulectomy I had done a year ago on the same eye. Unfortunately, I had...
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    It would. It's hard on a seal, or any pinniped...

    It would. It's hard on a seal, or any pinniped for that matter, living in a washing machine. Especially the spin dry sequence. I assume you're not keeping it in there on porpoise. You really...
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    What's the other aircraft? The 180 Skywagon is a...

    What's the other aircraft?
    The 180 Skywagon is a great aircraft. I had a 182 Skylane - similar, but with tricycle gear.
    Sorry, I don't remember your injury level.
    The 180's wing strut may be in...
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    If a front loader is left closed all the time,...

    If a front loader is left closed all the time, mildew can grow in it. Leave the door ajar when it's not in use. The rubber seal will get a build-up of grunge under it - wipe around it, pushing up...
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    When my wife went in to renew her license...

    When my wife went in to renew her license (Oregon) a couple of years after she was injured, they issued her one at the DMV. But then a week or 2 later, in the mail came a notice that it was...
  25. I cantilevered a sink out from the wall so it...

    I cantilevered a sink out from the wall so it needed no legs, only 45 degree supports at the sides - see this thread: http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?t=178958&highlight=sink. You can...
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