WELCOME TO RED PILL INNOVATIONS!
Why RED PILL? Yes... this is a Matrix reference (not a political reference).
We see the current problem facing people with disabilities similarly.
There's a heavy focus in the industry on primarily medical and utilitarian based mobility solutions (Blue Pill); we propose to enable fun and exciting recreational activities through promoting performance based adaptive mobility devices (Red Pill).
For us, it's not about being at eye level, it's about your Performance level!
Enhance Participation in Life.
Enable High Performance.
Provide Pleasure in Movement.
Create Pride of Ownership.
Have Practicality of Use.
At an Affordable Price.
OUR INNOVATION TEAM
Occupation: Real Estate, Small Business, and Conflict Management
The creation of the concept of Wheelchairboarding which entails riding and controlling a mobility device using a wheelchair wheelie. The innovation of devices for wheelchair skateboarding, longboarding, landboarding, snowboarding and skimboarding.
Wheelchair-User for 30 years due to a spinal cord injury at age 19. Extensive experience with a wide variety of mobility devices.
Electronics, Mechanical Design and Fabrication
Design and fabrication of devices used by Erik for wheelchairboarding.
Design, development and fabrication of Adaptive Rock Climbing equipment.
Wheelchair User for eight years due to a spinal cord injury at age 52. Experience with a variety of mobility devices. Active participant in the WheelchairDriver.com online community.
Using gear personally designed and built, has become one of two paraplegics known to LEAD climb, both indoors in a rock climbing gym and outside on real rocks. Tinkerer and repair person, working on, and fixing anything from motorcycles to appliances.
Mechanical Design & Fabrication
C6-C7 spinal cord injury since age 18 due to a car accident. Wheelchair-User for 21 years. Avid monoskier and hand cyclist. Two years ski racing on the US Paralympic development team.
Worked with MIT professor designing monoskis. Hand built and delivered 37 Mono skis to individuals and disabled sports programs. Designed ski suspension plates for Bode Miller. Proficient drone pilot with photography and filming.