Josh here. We have interacted on Twitter a few times. (@JoshGrisdale)
I use a power wheelchair because I cannot even push the wheels on a manual wheelchair.
After recently being in the hospital, I am thinking a lot more about my health. I started to use Healthkit in iOS to track vitals, but even if you set your profile to say you are in a wheelchair, I’m pretty sure it assumes you are in a manual wheelchair (and therefore at least push yourself around)…
I can still move my arms a bit, so I’m wondering if there is a device like a pedometer but for arms (ie count the number of arm lifts/circular rotations). Even better would be one with an app that could help keep me motivated (like closing the circles). Or maybe even just an app that lets you count and keep track of reps? I tried a Jawbone device in the past, but it never really accurately counted arm movements (obviously since it wasn’t designed for that!) and the goals all assumed you were walking and therefore the baseline was 6,000 etc…
I know this part of health isn’t necessarily your area of expertise, but if anything comes up, please keep me in mind.
Love the show.