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First 3-D Printed Wheelchair Unveiled in London

We here at United Spinal Hudson Valley are so excited about what the future of 3-D printing will mean for people with SCI/D. Just check out this article spotlighting Layer, a company that has created a customized, 3-D printed wheelchair!

Via CNN:

 

“If Benjamin Hubert gets his way, the days of the one-size-fits-all wheelchair could be numbered.

 

For millions of users, the essential mobility device can feel clinical, mechanical and uncomfortable. Now the British industrial designer thinks he’s found the answer: 3D-printing.

 

His agency, Layer, is using 3-D digital data to map biometric information. The technology allows the design team to create a bespoke wheelchair that fits an individual’s body shape, weight and disability.”

Learn more at http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/24/technology/3d-printed-wheelchair-benjamin-hubert-layer/.

 

Throwback Time! Watch the Helen’s Angels at the TCS 2015 New York City Marathon

 

Check out this throwback clip of the Helen’s Angels hand cycling team representing Helen Hayes Hospital in the 2015 New York City Marathon. That’s 26.2 miles of racing for those who may be unaware!