This topic is the first in a three-part series, presented by Rowheels, on the science of life in a wheelchair. Rowheels is reinventing the wheelchair with their patented reverse "pull" propulsion system, which curbs injuries associated with traditional "push" wheeling.
If you're like most people, your average day goes something like this: you get up in the morning, get dressed, drive to work, come home, have dinner, maybe watch some TV, and go to sleep at night. Whether you're in a wheelchair or not, the routine is about the same. But if you look closer, there are a lot of tiny but important differences between a day spent in a wheelchair and a day spent out of one, from the energy you need to the muscles you use.