Loopwheels are 10 today!!!!

It’s exactly 10 years today since the very first public exhibition of a “Loopwheel”, a shock-absorbing wheel with integral suspension! That was in Bristol, England on Friday 12 April 2013. It wasn’t a wheelchair wheel – our very first product was a small Loopwheel designed for folding bikes. We made 20 inch bike wheels from… Read more

Fatigue in wheelchair users

Making some sense of a complex problem Fatigue is extremely common. One in five visits to the GP feature fatigue (1). In its worst forms, fatigue can have a devastating impact on a person’s life, limiting work, day-to-day activities and enjoying time with friends and family. Despite this, it can be hard to define exactly… Read more

Do people who use a wheelchair get more back pain?

And if so, what can we do about it? Back pain is an extremely common problem across the world. It is estimated that at any point in time around 1 in 10 people are suffering from back pain (1). If you are a wheelchair user your risk of back pain is about 5 times higher… Read more

What’s the best wheel for me?

Most people using a wheelchair get on great with a good spoked wheel. A spoked wheel is familiar and lightweight. But what if you  have aches and pains, especially in your back?  need to negotiate cobbles or poor paving?  want to get out into the great outdoors more easily?  use a power attachment?  feel fatigued… Read more