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Inventor Portrait: Jerry Ford’s automatic wheelchair brake device

Elderly people with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia sometimes forget to use the manual brakes on their wheelchairs, which then fall out from under them when they try to stand or sit. When this ...

The first woman to win gold in both the Summer and Winter Paralympics

Alana Nichols of the women’s wheelchair basketball team admits she likes going “really fast.” “I love feeling my heart beat,” she says. Her competitive spirit...