picture of me at Florida Hospital Waterman giving a presentation titled: Where I Now "Stand"
-- The View from a Power Wheelchair. I've done more than 100
presentations since the year 2000.
UPDATE 1/15/2011: I've uploaded some more photos to
page (befriend me!:).
UPDATE: 1/1/2012: See my girlfriend
Lisa & me on
my "full story" for SCI people page!
MGT Photo Gallery
link shows the original MGT photo gallery. I built the original
MGT website and also agreed with the decision that we needed to move to
a more technically sophisticated website (one with e-commerce
capabilities, something I wasn't comfortable doing with my self-taught
website-development abilities). On the following gallery pages,
some of the links now go to the new MGT website. All of the
picture links work; both the regular
and the darkened photos are available, and the links to the bowling
scores (mentioned with some captions) are available also. Enjoy --
wait -- one other note, those photos show how we used to bowl.
Since the IKAN Bowler® is now sanctioned for league play -- any bowling
league, anywhere in the U.S. -- we can no longer cross the foul line with
the end of our Bowlers (previously we kept our wheels behind the line,
which is akin to an able-bodied bowler keeping their feet behind the
foul line). Also, we used to
bowl with the end of our bowling "ramps" elevated, so we would
finish with our "bowling arm" in the air, over the lane, much
like able-bodied bowlers. We modified the design so that we have a
caster supporting the end of the IKAN Bowler® when the ball comes down
(the IKAN unit is properly adjusted when this caster is about 1/4th of
an inch off the bowling surface, with the ball atop the unit, in its
starting position). The force of a 16-lb ball coming down the
patented parabolic-shaped arm, is much more significant than many people
might imagine. With the caster, we translate that energy into
maximum ball speed and minimum force to the connected wheelchair.
If you're still reading this explanation, please checkout the photo
gallery now! :-)
I will eventually put more pictures up (mostly
post accident) but, for now, you can see several others by visiting the
various pages of my website:)...