Living With Spina Bifida (SB)

At MGT, our goal is to enable adults and children who are living with Spina Bifida to live actively and independently. Our flagship product, IKAN Bowler ® is designed to do just that. With the ability to be mounted to virtually any power wheelchair, this product give those who have various forms of lower extremity […]

Living With Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

No matter what level of SCI incurred, MGT is committed to assisting adults and children who are living with spinal cord injury to live actively and independently. Our flagship product, IKAN Bowler® is designed to do just that. With the ability to be mounted to virtually any power wheelchair, this product gives those who have […]

Living With Muscular Dystrophy (MD)

No matter what age or gender of an individual suffering from the effects of muscular dystrophy, the ongoing degradation of the ability to perform “everyday” functions, such as sitting upright, walking, breathing with ease, and the moving of arms and hands, can be very psychologically damaging. At MGT, our goal is to enable adults and […]

Living with Cerebral Palsy

At MGT, our goal is to enable adults and children who are living with cerebral palsy to live actively and independently. Our flagship product, IKAN Bowler® is designed to do just that. With the ability to be mounted to virtually any power wheelchair, this product gives those who have difficulty controlling muscle coordination and body […]

A New Record and the Real Meaning of Handicap Zero

Bill Miller’s 223 and 12th 200 Game — and 564 Series At Quad Squad Bowling recently, I bowled my top score ever — a 223 — and my second best series of three games — a 564.  Did you know that I’m paralyzed from my neck down and ventilator dependent?  And my that score is […]

Quad Squad Bowling

Our “Quad Squad” is a group of mostly power wheelchair users who get together in Central Florida and bowl (usually twice a month) using the IKAN Bowler.  (The IKAN Bowler is an empowerment device that attaches to the front of almost any wheelchair — it’s fun, therapeutic, and legit: www.ikanbowler.com.) We usually have between 3-5 […]

Civitan Clubs Use IKAN Bowler to Help People with Disabilities

The Mission Statement for Civitan International is: “To build good citizenship by providing a volunteer organization of clubs dedicated to serving individual and community needs with an emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities.” Source: http://www.civitan.com/template.php?t=sr&id=101 Civitan members in Louisiana were excited to learn about the IKAN Bowler and how it can empower wheelchair users […]

Results of My Surgeries: Healthy but No DPS

For more on my surgeries, see this this blog entry. Ultimately our trip for my surgeries was successful, though not as successful as hoped. The primary successes from my surgeries were: replacing my cardiac pacemaker, getting x-rays of my chest and neck (that I was given to view on CD) and having actual outpatient surgery […]

From Vent to Diaphragmatic Pacing System — Part IV

For more on my pursuit of the NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System (DPS) see Part I, II, or III. Finally a Surgery Date! Barring something unfortunate, I should have my two outpatient surgeries on February 2nd, 2011, at Orlando Regional Medical Center.  In one trip to the operating room (for me) I’ll have my cardiac pacemaker […]

What’s Coming in 2011

The two main things I want to profile on my blog in 2011 are: (1) IKAN User profiles from people around the U.S. and World, and (2) further chronicles of my pursuit of the Diaphragm Pacing System (DPS). Wheelchair users around the U.S. and also some abroad, mostly in Europe, are enjoying dynamic bowling with […]