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Combatting the Negative Thoughts: Guide for People with Disability

It isn’t uncommon to be sad and negative about the prevailing situations. Life is tough for everyone now & then we find ourselves questioning our priorities, the choices we make, what we are- basically everything about ourselves. At such times, we are vulnerable & all we need is some soothing words, maybe a coffee and a good book. The coffee and the good book combo are essentially different for everyone, but everyone has some mojo working for them. So, here is a simple, sweet blog for our awesome wheelchair-bound buddies, here is a simple sweet blog [...]

Making Your Home Wheelchair Friendly

Families of wheelchair users face a big problem when it comes to making the home wheelchair friendly. Rightly so, as people who use wheelchairs spend a lot of their time at home hence the need to make things easily accessible becomes the number one priority. Don't worry! We have come up with a list to let you know the changes required. How about a Stairlift? If you are an avid fan of The Office, you might remember an episode where Andy, Jim, and Pam are watching a Jack Black movie, and there [...]

How can the Specially-Abled Tackle COVID-19?

It has been a while since mankind faced a pandemic of such catastrophic effects. What started with a few cases in China has resulted in widespread lockdown across the globe, putting individuals at risk. The part which makes the entire scenario even more critical is the fact that no cure has been discovered. Given the situation at hand, it is imperative that the focus remains on preventing the spread. As the prevention of the spread requires strict disciplinary actions, the situation gets tough for people with limited abilities, worse than what most can imagine. the news [...]

Weight Loss for Seniors – Safe & Healthy Way

Weight loss for seniors comes with many challenges. Carrying excess weight can lead to a higher risk of high blood pressure or cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. More weight also reduces your mobility, especially as you age. Fortunately, it’s not impossible to shed pounds safely, even if you’re over 60. (But, following are some crucial factors I want you to consider before icebreaking to weight loss journey) Talk to the doc Don’t shout out on google to get the best doctor for weight loss, just start by talking to your family doctor first. Get your BMI checked and body [...]

How are People on Wheelchairs Supposed to Shower?

For most wheelchair users, enjoying a relaxing and refreshing bath tends to become a tedious and challenging activity more often than not. Apart from the loss of privacy, the risk involved in transfers is quite serious. It seems more of a task instead of a soothing activity. What can be done to minimize their risk? How can a shower and commode wheelchair help solve the problem? For people who use wheelchairs, using the bathroom without any hassle has long been a challenging task. It can lead to situations that hamper their self-esteem and leads to accidents and injuries because [...]

3 Things To Consider While Buying A Shower Wheelchair

Want to take a shower safely while having limited mobility? A shower wheelchair is what you require to take a shower independently and with safety. But there are 3 important questions that you must ask before buying a shower wheelchair. What are they? Let’s go through some key attributes that make a great shower wheelchair. People with disability need to face the challenges of immobility also with losing dependence to do things their way. That’s why a disabled person misses their freedom the most. But do you know what a disabled person fears the most? No, it’s neither the [...]

Pressure Sores In Wheelchair Users: Their Care And Prevention

Wheelchair users often suffer from the problem of pressure sores. They are caused when the blood supply is cut off from a particular area of the skin. If the skin is under pressure because of continuous sitting on the wheelchair in one specific position, it results in such sores. It might result in severe consequences with respect to hygiene and health. How can a shower and commode wheelchair ease this problem for the mobility impaired? Read on to know. Wheelchair users often go through a difficult time with respect to doing their daily activities independently. Apart from that, what [...]

7 Healthy Living Tips for Wheelchair Users

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle as a wheelchair user is equally important as getting a comfortable wheelchair. Here are 7 tips that can help you live a healthy life. People in wheelchairs often report problems maintaining a healthy weight. They also suffer from mental health issues more than others, but this does not necessarily have to be the situation. It's possible to live a healthy life in a wheelchair if you follow the 7 simple tips. 1. Engage in Cardiovascular Exercise. Cardiovascular exercise is necessary to maintain the health of your heart and lungs. The goal should be to [...]

The Missing Link in Wheelchair Accessibility: Roll in Showers & Shower Proof Wheelchairs

Most hotels and public places around the world are not wheelchair friendly for travelling. How can Roll-in Showers & Shower Proof Wheelchairs make a difference? A lot of efforts have been taken to build wheelchair accessible platforms at many private and public places recently. However, the availability of wheelchair accessible hotels and roll in showers is scarce which means that individuals with limited mobility can’t be sure of accessing bathrooms while on the go. It discourages to travel. Narrow bathroom doors, kerbs in a bathroom and less manoeuvrability space make it difficult and unsafe for wheelchair users to transfer. [...]

Mobility Linked Challenges of Caregivers of Elderly and differently abled

The challenges faced by caregivers of mobility impaired have been on the rise for a long time now and are a call for attention. The physical and emotional stresses that caregivers face haven’t acquired much attention as compared to the problems of wheelchair users. But it’s time to work towards solutions that help both the patient and the caregiver. While talking about the people who are mobility impaired, we tend to think about all the challenges they face while doing the most mundane things like using a bathroom or going to any public place. Although these are quite serious, [...]

Technology & Independence

This is a guest post by Neenu Kewlani, Miss Wheelchair India (2013) I got polio when I was 9 months old. Subsequently, I developed scoliosis too. This restricted my mobility totally. I am dependent on others for my day to day needs. Whether it was my education or career I had to take total assistance to go everywhere. During childhood & later in teens it was still manageable for my parents & my live-in carer to support me physically. Now with passing years and age, it is becoming difficult to manage. Within my house, I use a manual shower chair for my [...]

ARCATRON – A debut on wheels!

History of Arcatron Mobility Four years ago in 2011, four passionate engineers of NITC teamed up to enter an event called “Design for Disabled” at Aavishkar ‘11. They stood first with their design of a mobility device. From thereon, it was a matter of time, before we took this initiative forward, to make technology the best caregiver in the form of Arcatron Mobility Private Limited. The name “Arcatron” alludes to ‘accelerating wheels’ and is a not-so-subtle nod to the Ark of Moses which possessed unlimited power. At Arcatron, we firmly believe that the present [...]

Why is Arcatron Building a Shower Wheelchair?

One of the biggest challenges in the day-to-day life of people who need locomotive assistance revolves around washrooms. The need for good shower wheelchair The problems they face commonly range around:- Physically getting into the bathroom. Risk of injuries due to slipping in the bathroom. Difficulty in getting on or off the toilet seat. Lack of availability of practical support or assistance with hygiene. Lack of availability of appropriate equipment/aids/adaptations, etc. The fundamental objective of the product design is fairly simple, i.e. to enable the user to bathe and use the toilet safely and if possible, independently, without much [...]

Healthcare for the Elderly – A Monumental Challenge

Our elderly population in India is one of the fastest growing in the world. Currently, at 110 million, India has the second largest population of ageing citizens and this number is projected to reach 158.7 million by 2025. It’s expected, by 2050, that it will surpass the population of children below 14 years. An analysis of morbidity patterns by age clearly indicates that the elderly experience a greater burden of ailments compared to other age groups, with the most frequent illnesses being cardiovascular illnesses, circulatory diseases, and cancers. In future healthcare for the elderly population will be a big [...]