U.S. Army Sgt. Jacque Keeslar lost both legs in Iraq nearly two years ago. To get around, he relies on a wheelchair and a pair of artificial legs, which help him walk in short bursts.

“If I have to do a half mile or mile of walking, it just exhausts me,” Keeslar said.

Now, thanks to a specially designed Segway, the battery-powered transporter, Keeslar says he can ditch his wheelchair and get around without people looking down on him.

And to help others he has started a program called Segs4Vets…

WiSA Donates Wireless 5.1 Surround Sound System to Segs4Vets Auction Aboard Home Theater Cruise

By Jim Venable, President of WiSA

Alan Ruberg, WiSA Association’s chief technologist, and I will be representing the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association aboard the 10th Annual Home Theater Cruise and Technology Conference At Sea, which leaves port November 25, 2012.  The Home Theater Cruise (HTC) offers education and a chance network with the industry’s top executives and decision-makers. The WiSA Association will be showcasing a 7.1 wireless surround sound system in the ship’s conference center, which in and of itself, is a perfect example of how easy it is to transport and setup a WiSA certified wireless speaker system.

Part of this year’s HTC is an on-board charity auction to raise funds for Segs4Vets. This nonprofit charity helps returning vets to become mobile again with the help of a Segway. WiSA is proud to donate an Intimus 4T Wireless 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System from Aperion Audio to benefit this great cause.

We hope to see you onboard the ship, but if you can not attend this year’s cruise, we kindly ask you to consider the Segs4Vets program for any donations you may choose to make this holiday season. The Association will also be showcasing wireless surround sound systems in January 2013 at the Consumer Electronics Show (Las Vegas, NV) and Integrated Systems Europe (Amsterdam, NL).  Attendees at each show can expect to see and hear some new prototypes from WiSA Association members.