Awesome Grips are handrim covers designed for use by people who use wheelchairs. These removable, changeable covers fit the push wheels of manual wheelchairs and have a closed cell foam base with a fabric or leather cover. The covers do not slip on the rims, are designed not to slip in the hands, and provide a larger, softer gripping surface. The covers are available in leather, imitation leather, fabric, velveteen, and plush fabric. COLORS: Leather and velveteen covers are available in red or b
The Black Poly Spoke Guard with Alloy Hand Rim is a spoke protector with attached handrim designed for use by people with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury who use manual wheelchairs to play wheelchair rugby and other wheelchair sports. This unit is for use on the Melrose Rhino wheelchair rugby chair (see separate record). The poly spoke protector is riveted to a ring that is welded to the inside of an alloy handrim. The unit is attached to a wheel (not included) wit
The Black Poly Spoke Guards with Rubber Hand Rims are spoke protectors with attached handrims designed for use by people with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury who use manual wheelchairs to play wheelchair rugby and other wheelchair sports. The poly spoke protector is riveted to a ring that is welded to the inside of a rubber handrim. The unit is attached to a wheel (not included) with 6 or 12 tabs that mount either onto the rim or close in. The spoke protectors sit
The Capstan Handrim is a wheelchair handrim designed for people with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. This aluminum alloy handrim is plastic-coated intended for users with good arm and shoulder strength but poor hand and finger grip. This handrim is fitted 8 projections at either 45 or 0 degrees (vertical). There are 3 different mounting systems for the hand rims: standard tab, close-in tab, or riv-nut. OPTIONS: 10 or 12 projections. SIZES: For 20-, 22-, 24-, 25-,
The FlexRim is a handrim designed for use by people with mobility and lower extremity disabilities and spinal cord injury and others who use wheelchairs. This rim replaces the chair’s existing handrim and adds less than five ounces to each wheel. The handrim is made of soft, high friction rubber that attaches to the push rim of the wheelchair. It molds to fit the hand, acting as a cushion and flexing to conform to the user’s hands and arms and provide shock absorption for the user’s hands as he
The Hand Rims with Knobs, model 41, are handrim projection knob units designed for use by individuals who are unable to grasp standard pushrims. These units feature chriome-plated handrims with 6 large, plastic projecting knobs attached. The knobs the assist the user with wheelchair propulsion.
Hand Rims with Projections, model 42, are vertical handrim projections designed for use by individuals who are unable to grasp standard wheelchair pushrims. The unit features a chrome-plated pushrim with 8 rubber-covered vertical projections.
The Hard Anodized Hand Rim is a wheelchair hand rim designed for use by manual wheelchair users with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. This is a long life lightweight alloy hand rim that fits 24-inch Quickie and Magic wheels that are standard on many wheelchairs. It provides a smooth hard surface to push with and its hard anodized coating allows heat to dissipate rapidly so the user's hands do not burn going downhill. The unit is attached by 6 rivnuts.
The Natural-Fit is a hand rim designed for use on wheelchairs. This rim replaces the chair's existing hand rim and comes in two pieces: The contoured thumb area and the oval component. The combination of these two components provides a gripping surface, a specially contoured thumb rest, and dual surfaces for propulsion and braking. The system is available with rivet nut or tab mounting and attaches to standard spoke wheels with either a six-position rivet nut mount or a six-position tab mount.
Push rims for racing with foam coating for nonslip grip, aluminum rings with threaded aluminum stand offs (6 for 36 spoke models), 12 inch by 7/ 8 inch rim weighs 9 ounces total, mounts on spokes with rubber backed washers, easily removable for interchanging rims. Available from 10 to 19 inch outside diameter; and 5/8 inch, 7/8 inch or 1 inch hand rim diameters. Fits 24, 28, 32, and 36 spoke patterns. 20 inch model available for standard street chairs at slightly higher price. Foam coating is ov
Replacement wheelchair wheels and casters. Nylon mag style wheel. 6, 8, 12.5, 14, 16, 20, and 24 inch diameters. For use with pneumatic or semi- pneumatic tires. Aluminum pushrims 20 inches through 24 inches with rivnuts or tabs.
The Wheel-Ease Rim Covers, model 74612, are handrim covers designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury and others who use wheelchairs. Designed to fit over the hand rims of the push wheels of manual wheelchairs, these covers improve the user's grip on the rim to make manual propulsion of the wheelchair easier. Designed to be an alternative to gloves, these covers have a smooth finish that protect against calluses and injury. The covers can
The Wheel-Ease Wheelchair Rim Covers, model 926514, are handrim covers designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury and others who use wheelchairs. These covers are designed to improve traction, promote proper hand placement, and cushion the hands when the user is propelling a manual wheelchair. Features include thermal insulation shields and a smooth finish to protect hands from cold metal rims. The covers are made to fit standard 24-inch w
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enable a wheelchair user with a weak grasp to more easily propel a wheelchair. Tie three exercise bands together, end-to-end. Wrap the extended band around the handrim on one wheel of the wheelchair and tie the ends together. Repeat for the other wheel. MATERIALS: Six exercise bands. TITLE: Ten Dollar Tech. JOURNAL: TechTalk. REF: Summer 2007: p. 7. PAGES: 1.