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R.L. Stephenson-Read

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Sue using flippers on her arms to stabilize and propel faster, more steadily?

Well, akin to scuba, Sue might enjoy a faster journey. She could propel herself backwards, upwards, downwards, etc. like a helicopter.

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I understand that Sue's endeavour was artistic expression. I was just thinking that she might want to increase her brush-stroke capabilities...just like any artist. When I sing, I choose my repertoire. I choose my teacher. I choose my school, my method, what I eat that day, etc.

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    Feb 7 2013: To me Sue’s wheelchair scuba drive was about artistic expression, and changing people views of what it means to be in a wheelchair. (AI; mobility devices or not limiters, but instead a source increased freedom.)

    FYI: And here anther wheelchair TED talk you may enjoy that is related to Sue's talk.
    http://www.ted.com/talks/amos_winter_the_cheap_all_terrain_wheelchair.html
  • Feb 7 2013: What? I don't get it.
    I did enjoy the talk.
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      Feb 7 2013: Hi George,
      Not sure what there is "not to get"....Simple notion. Sue would employ flippers on her arms, akin to what anyone would wear on their feet in scuba/snorkelling to move her chair differently/faster. She was able to use the foot pedals (transparent) to do this to a degree, but her arms were completely free. She might have enjoyed even more manouvres with this addition. No?
      Slainte,
      rl