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New wheels take a backward approach to wheelchair use

It was in 2010 that we first heard about a set of ergonomic wheelchair wheels that let users move their chairs forward by pulling back on the handrims – ordinarily, of course, they would push forward on the rims. Six years later, the technology has moved from prototype to product, with the Rowheels REV-LX wheelset hitting the market just last week... Continue Reading New wheels take a back
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