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Gear Gallery: Adapted Gadget to Get Moving in Southern California

Sep 15, 2015 11:30AM, Published by David Norby, Categories: Gear, Today




Access Your Home Gym

It’s a versatile 4.4 lb. home gym  -- a lightweight fitness device that employs two-way rubber cords to create more than a 1,000 exercises, says the manufacturer. They call it Kefty, for Kinesthetic Exerciser For Transforming YourselfIt’s easy to use for anyone, including wheelchair folks with at least minimal grip. Big tubes hook under footrests or behind chair; they are easy to hang on to for military press, chest press, ab crunches and much more. Made in America, $129.

 Hands Free Gamer Alert

This rig is for C1-C4 quads who have good movement of the head. The Head Gamer is an analog control unit that’s set up for rapid fire and deadly accurate sip n puff control. Fully programmable. Eight switches, 4 chin buttons and micro chin joystick. Comes with robo-mount for chair or bedframe. $1,945; see full gamer catalog at gimpgear.us

Push Less, Save Shoulders

Smart Drive is a small, portable power wheel that attaches to the back of a manual wheelchair. It’s a battery-powered, Medicare approved cruise control that helps with hills, ramps and long pushes, reducing the strain on the shoulders. The newest model, the MX2, integrates the battery into the drive unit and has no wires – comes with a wrist band Bluetooth controller. List $6450

Packable Hand Controls 

When you’re on the road away from home you may need to drive a car that isn’t set up with permanent hand controls. The AZ-1 hand control system does the trick, as long as you have good hand function. These controls require no tools to install; throttle is a thumb control, brakes are activated with a left hand handle. They’re adjustable and light weight and pack up easily. $349 retail



Article © The Hub SoCal Magazine published by Style Media Group
Product images courtesy of their respective companies/organizations. 
Article appears in the September/October 2015 Issue of The Hub So Cal Magazine.


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