Author: Rebekah Lambert

disability community

Make no mistake about it, the disability community is our strongest ally. Whenever we need testers, honest feedback, introductions and feet through the door, the disability community is there. We’re also lucky in a lot of respects to have found pockets of appeal within the disability community and other communities of a forward-thinking nature.   Today, we pay homage to the many communities that have adopted us,...

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ian schneider - disability innovation

Disability innovation should be a growth area of interest for startups. There's plenty of opportunity, after all. It’s been interesting to see how many key companies and individual startups and innovators are taking notice of the wheelchair user space. We’ve of course talked about the tremendous efforts made by Google both in the Google Maps arena as well as further innovation through direct hiring. Creating...

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wheelchair fitness

Isn’t it strange that wheelchair fitness isn’t entirely understood in a lot of able-bodied circles? The idea that wheelchair fitness can have a positive social impact seems to drift through the fingers like sand on occasion.   Yet health and fitness have a tremendous impact on many aspects of life. Let’s look at some of the ways a focus on wheelchair fitness can have a broader reach...

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At Briometrix, we’re lucky to have some truly heavy hitting support within the wheelchair community. The personalities of our Brio Pilots are wide and varied. But they bring all kinds of special punch to the mix.   We recently had the opportunity to get wheels up with Mark Tomkins, a former World ranked Para Archer and tireless campaigner for disability. He’s part of our selected top 7...

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wheelchair accessible world

Part of a truly wheelchair accessible world is recognising that we’re not there yet. Councils, town planners and builders are trying, but there are a lot of impediments to success when it comes to creating a truly wheelchair accessible world.   Thinking about things beyond the blue sign and the ramp is important. We know the clangers in society where the disability office is placed on a...

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Aaron Wheelz Fotheringham at Nitro Circus

Wheelchair sports have been proven to show a great many benefits. They can help improve overall health and reduce the amount and length of hospital stays through fewer health complications.   Like most exercise, it’s great for keeping cardio fitness high as well as great stress reduction. The social aspect, physical as well as mental health rewards and the focus on autonomy and striving to success help...

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wheelchair accessibility

The strangest thing about wheelchair accessibility is that it is overlooked. Not only is it bad to leave out wheelchair accessibility out of the town planning, mapping and fitness equation, it has some genuine ramifications for community and business as well.   Briometrix is going to need to bridge the gap between our wheelchair community and the rest of the community, investors, startup and government funding bodies,...

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