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BMW builds wheelchairs for Paralympic team

August 11, 2016HME News Staff

NEWBURY PARL, Calif. - BMW Designworks, the creative consultant for BMW, has collaborated with U.S. Paralympics Track and Field to design the team's custom-fit racing chairs. By making 3D scans of the athletes in their wheelchairs and 3D computer models that could simulate changes in aerodynamics, Designworks was able to reduce drag by 15%, making small, subtle changes to the wheelchairs' frames. The goal isn't to give the U.S. team fancy new performance-enhancing technology, but to keep the equipment...

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Team Invacare wins 100 medals

October 24, 2012HME News Staff

ELYRIA, Ohio - Invacare has announced that athletes using Top End and Kuschall wheelchairs and handcycles won more than 100 medals at the Paralympic games in August and September in London. The Team USA men's basketball team, for example, beat Team UK for the bronze medal. The team was led by Paul Schulte, co-captain and point guard. “These athletes are realizing their dreams on an international stage and these stories, these victories are why we come to work every day,” stated Lou Slangen,...

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Alongside the Olympics? Try better than the Olympics

September 7, 2012Elizabeth Deprey

You may not know this, but there's this huge international sporting event going on in London right now. The royal family has been spotted among the spectators. People are breaking records and they're handing out medals all over the place. I'm talking about the Paralympics, of course. Something new I learned this year: The word "Paralympics" has nothing to do with the word "paralyze." It comes from the Greek preposition "para", meaning beside or alongside, and the word "Olympic," illustrating that...

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