CUSH'N

A network for specialists in complex-wheelchair-seating design and fabrication.

A network for complex seating clinicians and fabricators. A community for questions, stories, helpful hints and innovative solutions.

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Notes to new members:

Welcome! If you're new to social networks you're in for a surprise.  This medium makes it very easy to create and contribute content of your choosing.  The first time you upload anything, the system will create a Member Page just for you.   Anything you add after that point will automatically be stored on your page.  You can modify the layout and look of your Member Page any way you desire.  Don't be afraid to experiment.  You can't break anything. 

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Created by Richard Pasillas Jun 8, 2008 at 9:39pm. Last updated by Richard Pasillas Dec 5, 2009.

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Primal Scream

Posted by Marilou on July 10, 2018 at 8:02am 0 Comments

Oh my country

Oh my country

breaches in humanity abound

where once the purple plains

rose to meet the endless sky

now endless pain

Oh my country

who proudly we describe

to others as the best

yet those that try to share the lode

are caged are caged are caged

Oh my country

is this the prize we’ve earned

for all the theft we committed

against…

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Awake

Posted by Marilou on January 10, 2018 at 9:27am 2 Comments

Awake

Another day to enjoy

Another day to cope with the ravages of an aging mind, body, spirit,

     to find small joys, see beauty, be kind

Another day to accept without drama

     so that easy movement from one moment to the next may be achieved

Another day to remind myself

     how I take on the hours will dictate the experience

     and that the mood should buoy the…

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For Jason

Posted by Marilou on December 21, 2017 at 5:21am 0 Comments

Sun breaks the tree line
just outside my door
just outside my window
cars pass


lives move in cycles
born, work, love, die

and in-between
if song can lift
the arching heart
let the sounds release

to soothe within
all the pain eased

and gone

by balms so sweet
when music fills
the voids so deep

(Dedicated to my son whose love of music creates for children a respite in lives that may rarely know rest.)

Twenty-seven Years

Posted by Marilou on December 9, 2017 at 5:27pm 0 Comments

Twenty-seven Years

He is the moonlight
I am the sun
He is the resting, closing, ending of the day, the waiting in contemplation, risking little, staying still
I am the waking of each day to all its possibilities, hopes and dreams
testing the limits, moving forward
He is Beethoven moody and brooding
I am Gershwin new and excited, wanting and seeking
He is fall
I am spring
He is wait
I am go
We are
what we are
together.

 

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Primal Scream

Oh my countryOh my countrybreaches in humanity aboundwhere once the purple plainsrose to meet the endless skynow endless painOh my countrywho proudly we describe to others as the bestyet those that try to share the lodeare caged are caged are cagedOh my countryis this the prize we’ve earnedfor all the theft we committed against the First Nation citizensfor buying and selling in human fleshthis prize of hate, anger, women beating old men, eruption of vile predilections deeply held hostilities…See More
Jul 10
Sarah Mann is now a member of CUSH'N
Jul 9
Marilou commented on Marilou's blog post Awake
"This is especially poignant for me now - had back surgery two days ago. Working on that part about being a good passenger because I'm sure not the driver right now. Smile. Hoping all is well for you and yours. ML"
Jul 7
Nicola Holbrook is now a member of CUSH'N
Jun 27
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Anna Vouladakis is now a member of CUSH'N
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ESS Coins With Stand

In preparing for my lecture at ESS, in Dublin, I thought it would be nice to print a commemorative of the event. These copper filled medallions seems to hit the mark very well. but then it occurred to me that we also need a display stand. I think…
May 10
Maria Lopez is now a member of CUSH'N
Mar 30
Brady Fulton posted photos
Mar 21
Borgthor Sveinsson is now a member of CUSH'N
Mar 19
Rashida Taskin is now a member of CUSH'N
Feb 13
Richard Pasillas posted a photo

Flower Pots

Both pots are 3D printed in ABS. On the left, natural, straight from the printer. On the right, a test print; terminated prematurely. It was also painted with a faux concrete finish.I had been playing with the idea of buying a clay/ceramic printer…
Feb 11
Vince Capati commented on Richard Pasillas's photo
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Printed Switch Extensions

"I joined the group just to see this in action.  Rick, do you know if this has a Medi-cal code that we can bill to?  I have a client who pushes her joystick in a particular way because of orthopedic limitations, and she frequently complains…"
Feb 2
Vince Capati is now a member of CUSH'N
Feb 1
Richard Pasillas posted a status
"Here's a video of selective laser sintering: SLS. We used this process to print a seat cushion back in 2013. https://youtu.be/FOgoackXADU"
Jan 19
Marilou posted a blog post

Awake

AwakeAnother day to enjoyAnother day to cope with the ravages of an aging mind, body, spirit,      to find small joys, see beauty, be kindAnother day to accept without drama      so that easy movement from one moment to the next may be achievedAnother day to remind myself      how I take on the hours will dictate the experience      and that the mood should buoy the spirit as the spirit attempts to buoy moodIf I'm not the driver,      I can and will be a good passenger...See More
Jan 10
Wayne Hanson is now a member of CUSH'N
Jan 3
Richard Pasillas posted a photo

Medallions

Our first batch of B2B "Thank You" medallions are finally done: 50mm, .4 nozzle, double-sided, #Taz 6, #ColorFabb, #copper-fill, tumbled. I think the extra time we spent, dialing in the details, has really made a difference.
Dec 28, 2017
Richard Pasillas liked Marilou's blog post For Jason
Dec 27, 2017
 
 
 

Lookilu Images

A shopping cart with wheels and a motor. It sets a new meaning to Powered Wheelchair.

The Sidewinder meets Segway

Here's a neat bracelet that can be redesigned to give feedback about posture or head position.

We've all seen pressure maps but not used this way.

Tricky manuever.Getting back upright from floor.

Creating a new standard for future WC's for CMS funding. There is no audio. If you have a Lookilu you wish to share, send it to us and we'll post it here with credits to you.

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