Introducing the Ogo Wheelchair! If you follow me on Twitter (@BriaVarner) you may have seen me mention this last week briefly. I thought this concept was really neat! At first I was thinking, “But if they’re not using their arms to push, what’s going to happen to their cardiovascular endurance?” But they pointed out in the video that the user has to control the seat with their core the whole time they are in the chair. Good enough for me, because if you’ve ever had to use your core to control something for a long period of time (I’m thinking of the few times I’ve done some serious horseback riding) it can be very draining! My next question is what population this would be appropriate for. The company is advertising it for paraplegics. What level do you think this would appropriate for in a complete SCI? Unless there are additional supports that could be added, I would think it’d be a lower T-spine injury and incomplete injuries in which the lower extremities are severely effected. But perhaps this could be useful for other long term wheelchair user populations as well. I’m thinking more degenerative conditions like ALS or MS which can also become rather disabling quickly and at a young age. I think this would be more useful to the younger, more active population. What are your thoughts? I will certainly be watching this company with interest as they go through their production phases!