NMEDA was in Los Angeles last week attending the American Heart Association’s International Stroke Conference. NMEDA’s Director of Government Relations, Amy Schoppman, and NMEDA’s Director of Partner Relations, Trevor Jennings, were present to discuss stroke rehab and automotive mobility solutions with the neurologists, neuroscience nurses, hospital-based stroke coordinators, and stroke...

When your vehicle dies on the road or you have a flat tire or dead battery, you need help, especially if you are a person with disabilities. Thank goodness for roadside assistance. But finding the ideal company requires some digging as no two auto clubs offer the same services and...

With technological advancements making strides in transportation, it comes as no surprise that we’ve made mobility more futuristic than before… not to mention fun! Concept and design of future furnished wheels is progressing to provide wheelchair users with greater functionality and style: Shape Shifting Wheelchair – This futuristic wheelchair is...

Just as Luke Skywalker does with his robotic hand in the Star Wars film series, a new ultrasonic sensor allows amputees to control each of their prosthetic fingers individually, researchers report. The device provides fine motor hand gestures that aren’t possible with current commercially available devices. Jason Barnes, a musician who lost...

With the holidays drawing near, it’s time to get plans for family visits and end-of-year trips finalized before the busy season is in full swing. Traveling with a disability that requires mobility equipment can quickly become a stressful task if proper accommodations have not been made in advance. Preparing ahead...

Frigid temperatures not only slow us down, but can slow our van and accessible equipment. For example, if you use a hydraulic wheelchair lift, you may have noticed that the colder the weather, the slower the lift reacts. The cold thickens the fluid, making it move slower through hoses, valves and cylinders....