Abilities Expo Chicago 2016 Summary

Abilities.LogosTamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. just returned from the Abilities Expo Chicago, showcasing the company’s GlideWear Shear Protection product line along with a few other products that aid in foot blister, callus, and ulcer prevention (ENGO Blister Prevention Patches) and sliding board transfers (GlideFree Transfer Board Tape).

Abilities Expo attendees were welcomed by over 100 exhibitors for this three day expo, featuring products and services for amputees, wheelchair users, homecare, and others with advanced mobility needs. The Abilities Expo’s are put on by a handful of hardworking and compassionate individuals, led by co-owner’s Lew Shomer and David Korse, who were both onsite to greet and interact with vendors and attendees.

In addition to Abilities Expo Chicago, the organizers also host a half dozen other events each year, including locations in the Bay Area, Boston, Houston, Los Angeles, New Jersey, and Washington DC.

In addition to vendor booths, Abilities Expo Chicago 2016 featured events and demonstrations on wheelchair dancing, therapy horses, service dogs, adaptive art & gaming, rugby, soccer, and much more.

Abilities Expo Chicago 2016A few product innovations that stood out in the exhibit hall for their innovative, clinically appropriate designs and crowd appeal included a unique line of tilt-in-space manual wheelchairs by PDG Mobility, RoWheels‘ innovative “rowing” wheel design for manual wheelchairs and GlideWear shear protection cushion covers, socks, and undershorts for skin protection and bedsore prevention.

It was truly a pleasure being a part of this great event, having the opportunity to meet hundreds of unique and amazing individuals who could all benefit from Tamarack’s pressure ulcer prevention products.


Be sure to look for Tamarack at future Abilities Expo locations, including LA and New Jersey in 2017, to receive exclusive discounts on new product offerings.

For more information about upcoming Abilities Expo events, visit www.AbilitiesExpo.com.


Adaptive Clothing Options

GlideWear Shear Protection Underwear, featuring a dual layer low friction zone

GlideWear Shear Protection Underwear, featuring a dual layer low friction zone (manufactured by Tamarack Habilitation Technologies)

After recently introducing GlideWear® Shear Protection Underwear for wheelchair users and individuals who are at-risk for skin breakdown from extended bed-stay, we went on the hunt for companies who specialize in the design, manufacture, and sale of adaptive clothing. We hope that, one day, our innovative skin protection garments will become a household name for  individuals seeking protection and relief from skin breakdown. Click the link above for more information about GlideWear products.

In the meantime, we bring you our list of 10 adaptive clothing companies who focus on providing comfortable, protective,  and functional clothing alternatives to what’s available in traditional retail stores.

  1. IZ Clothingwww.izcollection.com
  2. Buck & Buck®www.buckandbuck.com
  3. Silvertswww.silverts.com
  4. Adaptive Clothing Showroomwww.adaptiveclothingshowroom.com
  5. WheelieChix Chicwww.wheeliechix-chic.com
  6. ABL Denimwww.abldenim.com
  7. Ag Apparelwww.agapparel.com
  8. Cur8Ablewww.cur8able.com
  9. Able2Wearwww.able2wear.co.uk
  10. Les Boutiques Chic Chez Vouschicchezvous.com

Another website that every active wheelchair users should bookmark and explore is PUSHLiving.com, an accessible travel, lifestyle, and shopping website. PUSHLiving features a wealth of relevant articles, travel and product recommendations, disability-inclusive photography, and more.

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