The Technology Making Fitness More Accessible

Mar 11, 2022

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Conventional fitness advice encourages people to move more, sit less, take 10,000 steps a day. But this advice marginalizes an entire community of people with disabilities who move differently. In this panel, we’ll explore the tools and technology helping people of various abilities achieve their fitness goals, including wheelchairs designed for hiking, treadmills designed to measure wheelchair pushing distance and other advancements in adaptive sports. We’ll also examine the challenges and obstacles still making fitness inaccessible for people with disabilities and highlight the advocates and organizations working to make a lasting difference.

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Dan Ding

Human Engineering Research Laboratories at the University of Pittsburgh

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Sarah Klein


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James Norris

Handi Capable Fitness

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