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Johannes 2019-01-26
The kick-ass supermarket checkout
Do you know Fink+Bürgi vs. Aldi? We have Francesco vs. Lidl!
Wow dear Johannes  so cool, that’s now the move on different languages!  Dear community I’m so proud member for this suplime teams. Thanks yours...
1 Francescolife 2019-01-26
Julia 2017-12-22
Merry Christmas from your Community Team
We are looking back at a successful year and would like to thank you!
Here is the solution of the contest: pencil holderspoon with adapted handletransfer boardgripping tongswheelchair No problem if you didn’t...
1 Julia 2018-01-12
Making Assistive Devices Accessible and Affordable
2 24. June 2019

Making Assistive Devices Accessible and Affordable

This hospital finds assistive solutions for children with disabilities

We are improving the Community further – for you!
25 12. June 2019

We are improving the Community further – for you!

On June 29th, 2019, the Paraplegie Community will have a new look. You may get excited about quite some improvements.

The Wheelchair Magic Strap
76 12. April 2019

The Wheelchair Magic Strap

A tiny tool which makes a subtle difference to wheelchair users’ lives

The kick-ass supermarket checkout
254 26. January 2019

The kick-ass supermarket checkout

Do you know Fink+Bürgi vs. Aldi? We have Francesco vs. Lidl!

Wheelchair Buddy
147 14. December 2018

Wheelchair Buddy

Making wheelchairs something cool to have?

Self-driving cars
153 9. December 2018

Self-driving cars

Could they create benefits for people with disabilities?

Reto, the Wheelchair Designer (Part 2)
196 24. November 2018

Reto, the Wheelchair Designer (Part 2)

We tested Reagiro, the backrest steering manual wheelchair

Reto, the Wheelchair Designer (Part 1)
226 30. October 2018

Reto, the Wheelchair Designer (Part 1)

The conceptualization of the Reagiro wheelchair

An eventful day at “SPV-Zentralfest”
227 24. September 2018

An eventful day at “SPV-Zentralfest”

Community excursion to the offline world

The Community at Rollivision 2018
348 11. July 2018

The Community at Rollivision 2018

More than wheelchairs and SCI

A conventional  and an alternative guide to SCI
466 11. March 2018

A conventional and an alternative guide to SCI

Here are two books about spinal cord injury that you might find interesting. 

Guides on Support Needs of SCI Adults
508 17. January 2018

Guides on Support Needs of SCI Adults

Review and communicate your needs with these practical guides.

Merry Christmas from your Community Team
835 22. December 2017

Merry Christmas from your Community Team

We are looking back at a successful year and would like to thank you!

Chi Wai Lai Nominated for the “Sports Oscar”
518 19. December 2017

Chi Wai Lai Nominated for the “Sports Oscar”

Disability is NOT a limit – cast your vote by January 2nd!

Adaptive apparel for all
1029 28. November 2017

Adaptive apparel for all

Do you need fashion help? We have you covered.

The best apps for wheelchair users
881 5. October 2017

The best apps for wheelchair users

Regardless of your interests, there’s likely ‘an app for that!’

Self-driving wheelchairs?
607 11. July 2017

Self-driving wheelchairs?

We have all heard about self-driving cars – but what about self-driving wheelchairs?

The Innovative Standing Wheelchair
706 5. July 2017

The Innovative Standing Wheelchair

A wheelchair that allows you to stand, sit, and roll with it, not one at a time but at the same time!

Our new Community
475 28. June 2017

Our new Community

User-friendly – interactive – universal.

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Breathing is the most normal thing in the world for us. We hardly think about it, even though we breathe in and out about 20,000 times per day. We breathe more when we are active and exerting ourselves, and we breathe less when we are...
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Hand hygiene tips for people with SCI
“Keep your distance. Wash your hands. Stay at home.” – these are some basic measures recommended for everyone against the current COVID-19 pandemic. As a person with spinal cord injury (SCI), what...
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Yesterday, Swiss Paraplegic Centre (SPC) in Nottwil announced its support to Switzerland’s fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. It becomes one of the four main medical...
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The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a special and unusual reality: shut-down of schools and shops, isolating at home, the increasing fear of loneliness and the worry about the virus in...
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