The Pikes Peak Challenge Charity Hike is an annual 13 mile ascent to the 14,115 foot summit to benefit the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (BIAC).
In this video, you'll see how the software incorporated into the Tailwind Power Assist Wheelchair automatically adjusts to the surfaces a user is traveling over. It delivers added propulsion when resistance is sensed, allowing the user to go further while reducing effort and the number of pushes.
With Glen House M.D. Penrose-St. Francis Hospital, CO. Wheelchair users must be constantly aware of the types of surfaces available as they travel throughout their community. Propelling a wheelchair over an even surface is a given. Unfortunately, sticking to the sidewalk can be very constraining. Our world is full of rough and uneven surfaces such as grass, gravel, bricks, an dirt that can make manual wheelchair propulsion extremely difficult or even impossible.
With Glen House M.D. Penrose-St. Francis Hospital, CO. Wheelchair propulsion can be challenging, especially on an incline. In this video, Dr. Glen House demonstrates the differences in pushes, posture, and effort exerted between a manual wheelchair and a Tailwind Power Assist wheelchair. It's quite a difference too! 54 strenuous pushes vs. 20 normal pushes. Check this out!