This topic is the second 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've ever spent time in a wheelchair, or know someone who has, then you probably know that simply trying to get around can be a cause of additional injury. In fact, up to 70% of individuals in traditional wheelchairs — that is, those that require a pushing motion to move forward — develop chronic shoulder pain. But Rowheels, a set of wheels that require users to pull in a rowing motion to propel the wheelchair forward, is hoping to end those repetitive-stress injuries once and for all.