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    Fre flight museum tickets and chance to demo

    the Wijit contraption.

    This was sent to me and thought I would pass it on. Sorry the poster won't upload.

    Basically there is free entry to the Seattle Museum of Flight on the 10th of January from 1:30-5:30 for wheelchair users. There will also be Wijit demos there to try out

    http://www.wijit.com/what/
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    Senior Member grommet's Avatar
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    I tried the Widget. I couldn't see myself using it.

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    whats a widget?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jody View Post
    whats a widget?
    A Wijit is a propulsion gadget for wheelchairs.
    http://www.wijit.com/what/

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    It's .. well, a pretty unusual way to move a manual chair. Basically it's a very long handle attached to each wheel at the hub with a freewheel motion (not related to The Freewheel). As you push a giant handle forward it locks in sync with the wheel and you move, on the backstroke with the handle it moves freely. This way you use the handles to locomote your chair. In my opinion it's bizarre and very unattractive also it's incredibly expensive. If memory serves, the cost was $5,000. I tried the set-up at the Abilities Expo in San Jose. The sales people were telling me that using a manual wheelchair would cause me injuries to my shoulders, wrists etc. and that their system was the answer. Fear marketing. Creepy.

    Man, I just don't get them.

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