NDIS – funding your future powerchair

Mark Brown needs a powerchair to have a balanced and successful life. From the time he gets up in the morning till the time he goes to bed, his powerchair is involved in everything he does. He’s been using this incredibly personal piece of equipment for over 8 years, and it is now time for… Read more »

A team effort for NDIS powerchair prescription success

Michael Archer knows all about having a team that supports him. Michael has a spinal injury, and he considers himself the leader of a team that consists of health care professionals, therapists, wheelchair experts and family. And when Michael needed a new powerchair, he called on his team to assist. Michael’s network of supporters contributed… Read more »

Putting Magic Mobility powerchairs to the test

Magic Mobility powerchairs are known for helping active users to go further, explore more and live fully. Magic Mobility encourages people to put their powerchairs to the test, to experiment and see how robust they are. Carl is a Melbourne-based user who knows the chairs well. Being an adventure seeker, Carl has always explored the… Read more »

Top 5 tips for finding the perfect powerchair

Finding the right powerchair is one of the most personal decisions you can make. The perfect powerchair should meet your needs right now, but also be adaptable to your changing needs into the future. For the past 23 years, Magic Mobility has been committed to ensuring that wheelchair users have access to the best and… Read more »

Tailoring a powerchair to your needs

Everyone’s lives and disabilities are different. At Magic Mobility, we know that it’s the tailoring of our powerchairs that can make all the difference to those who use them. That’s why we spend time investigating solutions that meet the needs of our users. Over time we can sometimes find that those solutions can apply to… Read more »

Customising solutions for your needs, goals and lifestyle

We had a chat to Magic Mobility design engineer Lachie about the types of custom solutions he designs for powerchair users, and how he works with users and therapists to tailor innovative solutions to their needs. Do you have specific needs that require custom innovations? Watch our interview with Lachie to see how Magic Mobility… Read more »

The Extreme X8, engineered for outdoor adventure

Kevin is a proud patriot, a disabled US Marine Corps veteran, and a keen adventurer. His Extreme X8 enables him to get out on the trails, the beach and his property in Florida. His favourite feature is the ultimate four-wheel drive performance, powered by motors on each wheel. These help him conquer off-road obstacles. Kevin… Read more »

Tackling new challenges with your team

Rob knows all about being part of a team. Before his accident in 2013, he was a keen rugby player and active outdoorsman. Since he became a tetraplegic, the team that surrounds Rob has broadened to include family, friends and carers. With the help of his support crew, and his Magic Mobility Extreme X8, Rob… Read more »

You Little Ripper – the next big thing in surf lifesaving

Little Ripper Surf Lifesaving in Port Macquarie, Australia, are trialing Magic Mobility Extreme X8 powerchairs so they can include those with limited mobility in their surf lifesaving program, as drone flyers. The recently launched drone academy is training drone flyers to locate swimmers in trouble. Some of their drones can even drop those in danger… Read more »

Helping you get down to work in your Magic Mobility powerchair

We had a chat to Magic Mobility users Mark, Peta and Carl about how their powerchairs give them the independence to get down to work. Watch the video to hear them talk about their favourite features that give them independence in the workplace, at home and out and about with friends. Mark is a consultant… Read more »

For rural productivity, nothing beats the Extreme X8

Disabled war veteran Michael Trost was unable to work on or even get out to parts of his six-acre property for more than four years, until he received his Extreme X8. Now he’s able to access all areas of his farm, despite the uneven terrain. “Recently I had 17 guys that I served with in… Read more »

Are self-driving wheelchairs the new frontier in automation?

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are developing self-driving technology for powerchairs to assist those who are confined in their motions. This will enable them to independently direct their wheelchair. The project was inspired by a visit to a retirement home, where MIT researcher Daniela Rus noticed there weren’t enough staff to take the… Read more »

Adventure is necessary for wheelchair users

Getting outdoors is considered significantly important to our mental health and wellbeing, and for many of us in a wheelchair, it’s even more so. Angie Lupe lives in Troy, NY, is a veteran of the Iraq war and now restricted to her chair. But Angie is used to getting out and about, and being an… Read more »

Tackling the big problems and the small with your powerchair

Michael Trost lives on 6 acres of rural property, and until recently he was unable to even see all parts of it. As a disabled war veteran, he was restricted to a limited area of his own property because of the limitations of his wheelchair. Michael is not a man to be held back, and… Read more »

Getting outdoors is good for you

Getting outside matters! But it can feel overwhelming to embark upon an adventure, or trying a new sport, without skills, training and knowledge. We hear of many Magic Mobility powerchair users actively participating in all kinds of therapeutic recreation around the world. Our chairs provide no barrier to participation, access or performance. So, we’ve taken… Read more »

OTs should Challenge Occupational Deprivation

Occupational Therapy Australia’s recent position paper spells out why OTs are professionally obliged to challenge policies, practices, and funding regimes that deny people meaningful occupations of their own choosing. For people stuck in the wrong wheelchair, the inability to get out and occupied with meaningful activities can have serious consequences. According to the OTA’s position… Read more »

Getting Outdoors is Therapeutic

Evidence is mounting that time spent outdoors, getting into nature, can have the same therapeutic benefits as expensive drugs or counselling. Lots of people tell Views from the Chair that their ability to enjoy nature in an indoor/outdoor wheelchair is important to their health and wellbeing. But wheelchair funders often dismiss outdoor recreation as an… Read more »

Taking life back

Tom, 51 from Washington USA, is an active lover of the outdoors who contracted ALS several years ago. Tom became depressed because he was stuck indoors, as his powerchair couldn’t take him where he wanted to go. It negatively impacted his mental health. Tom agreed to help Magic Mobility with a study into the connection… Read more »

Take on every terrain, all terrains in your powerchair

All terrain. Your terrain. At Magic Mobility we are all about empowering people to live life, push boundaries and take on any terrain. For some that may mean planning your next off road adventure, going camping or choosing to do a marathon. For others it might simply be spending more time with family or making… Read more »