Intellichair Motorized Wheelchair Blog

Electric Wheelchairs Are On The Roster Of New Emojis

An electric wheelchair is just one of the new emojis that have joined the roster this year that represent people with different abilities. The new roster of emojis, introduced by the Unicode Consortium, includes both manual and electric wheelchairs for the first time,...

Machu Picchu Is Now Wheelchair Accessible

Travelers who use wheelchairs often face challenges, and while the best motorized wheelchair might make getting through the airport easier, not all popular tourist destinations are wheelchair-friendly once you get there. One ancient destination that has just recently...

Hong Kong Airline Makes Travel Difficult For Wheelchair User

Having the best motorized wheelchair makes travel easier for people with disabilities, and the easily foldable Intellichair is the ideal travel companion. But an airline in Hong Kong made travel difficult for one Asian wheelchair user, Fox News reported, because she...

Bridal Shop’s Mannequin In A Wheelchair Grabs Attention

Having the best motorized wheelchair can help make your dreams come true, and a bridal shop in England is helping brides with mobility challenges visualize their wedding day dreams. The White Collection Bridal Boutique in Portishead, England, near Bristol, recently...

Toyota Contest Seeks Future Mobility Technology

Toyota has chosen five finalists in a $4 million contest to devise the best motorized wheelchair of the future. The finalists in the “Mobility Unlimited Challenge” were announced this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The three-year challenge...

Wheelchair Scammers Get Privileges At Tokyo Disneyland

Using the best motorized wheelchair can help you travel and go places you never thought you could go, including the happiest place on Earth. But a fellow patron at Tokyo Disneyland caught two people faking a disability that required using a wheelchair so they could...

Maker Brings Cosplay To People With Disabilities

You may see attendees in motorized wheelchairs at comic-book and fandom type conventions, but if you see some extreme cosplay going on, there’s a good chance that the organization Magic Wheelchair was involved. Magic Wheelchair, a non-profit organization that was...

Wheelchair-Bound Men Walk On College Graduation Day

A college student from Venezuela who became paraplegic after a diving accident was able to walk at his college graduation with the help of an exoskeleton on his legs and torso. The South Florida college student, who had been confined to an electric wheelchair after...

Parents Design New Kind Of Coat For Disabled Daughter

The use of the best motorized wheelchair can help make everyday living easier for a person with limited mobility caused by disease or disability. But there are other considerations involved with using a wheelchair that able-bodied people might not immediately think about.

Wheelchair Controller Uses Artificial Intelligence

A motorized wheelchair is a must for people with mobility issues. But people with extremely limited motor control may even have difficulty controlling the best motorized wheelchair. Now a company based in Brazil has developed a new wheelchair controller that may give...

Wheelchair User Marches In Thanksgiving Day Parade

Having the best motorized wheelchair can enable you to do things that might not otherwise be possible. One wheelchair user, a trumpet player from Texas, was able to achieve his dream of performing with his high school marching band in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade,...

Stephen Hawking’s Wheelchair Nets Nearly $2 Million At Auction

A motorized wheelchair offers freedom of mobility to its user, and famed astrophysicist Dr. Stephen Hawking was no exception. Hawking died at his home in Cambridge, England, on the morning of March 14, 2018 at the age of 76. An auction of some of his personal items...

Stephen Hawking’s Wheelchair Up For Auction For Charity

A motorized wheelchair belonging to British physicist Stephen Hawking is among the items that are being auctioned off this week to benefit charity, The Guardian reported. The wheelchair is expected to sell for more than $215,000, experts at auction house Christie’s...

Wheelchair Athlete Becomes Tennis Champion

The best motorized wheelchair gives users the ability to do things they couldn’t do without the mobility the advanced technology gives them. When Gordon Reid found out 10 years ago that he would lose the use of his legs because of a disease that affected his spinal...

Turtle Gets A LEGO ‘Wheelchair’ To Help It Get Around

Sometimes people who are healing from an injury have to use a motorized wheelchair until they are able to recover. When an Eastern box turtle in Maryland suffered an injury that required the animal to undergo surgery, it needed a little help getting around while it...

Sheriff’s Deputies Push Stranded Wheelchair User Away From Danger

A fully-charged Intellichair motorized wheelchair has the power to get you through your day and whatever it holds in store. But a Pennsylvania woman who found herself in trouble when her motorized wheelchair ran out of power was rescued when two sheriff’s deputies came on the scene.