Category Archives: Time Machine

Who Helped Improve the Wheelchair?

There have been many people who have helped make the wheelchair what it is today. Throughout history, the purpose of the wheelchairs has changed slightly to improve the needs of people. The first recorded wheelchair was engraved on an ancient Chinese stone but uncertain of the inventor. However, the first dedicated wheelchair known as the […]

5 FAMOUS PEOPLE WHO USED WHEELCHAIRS

There are many famous people who have used wheelchairs. They each have left a profound impact in their respective fields despite their disabilities. Here are 5 famous people who used wheelchairs.   Stephen Hawking This renowned Physicist had a huge impact on quantum theory and gravitational physics. One of his most notable pieces of work […]

Who Invented the Wheelchair Ramp

The wheelchair ramp was not invented by one person. This accessibility tool has evolved into what it is today over time after years of disability activism. Ramps as People Movers Ramps have existed since ancient Greece. It was retooled as a way to move people in the 1900s during the design of New York’s Grand […]

Wheelchair Mobility

How did wheelchair mobility become to mean what it does today? Wheelchair mobility is the ability to get around with the use of a wheelchair or power-driven device to help improve the lives of individuals without the capability to walk. Wheelchair mobility can be increased in many different ways. Throughout history, mobility has been improved […]

What was the First Electric Wheelchair?

The first electric wheelchair was the Klein Drive Chair which was invented by Canadian inventor George Klein and his team in 1953. His team developed a unique package of technologies that are still current features of electric wheelchairs today. Early electric wheelchairs were essentially standard wheelchairs with a motor attached. An electric wheelchair is propelled […]

Back in 2005: Ms. Wheelchair can stand, stripped of her title

Ms. Wheelchair can stand, so she’s stripped of her title A new Ms. Wheelchair Wisconsin has been crowned after pageant leaders stripped the original winner of the title when she appeared in a newspaper photograph standing up. The announcement of the new winner Tuesday came amid protests over pageant officials’ decision last week to take the crown […]