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Is the Headrest just an accessory?

When prescribing a wheelchair and seating system, there is usually discussion on what are blanket-branded as accessories. When we look at the definition of an “accessory” we find: NOUN – a thing which can be added to something else in order to make it more useful, versatile, or attractive. “a range of bathroom accessories” synonyms: attachment · extra · addition · add-on · retrofit · adjunct ·…

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Voice Assistant lets even more users benefit from MyPermobil app

For individuals with limited use of their hands, navigating a smartphone is a challenge. Permobil’s app is now the only one from a wheelchair manufacturer that responds to a user’s voice and empowers them with more knowledge and less work. Hands-free and voice activated smart technologies are everywhere and designed to help make life easier.…

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Benefits & Considerations of Cushion Mediums

Looking for more information on seating and positioning? Check out our digital, rehab-focused Wheelchair Seating & Positioning Guide here. We’ve talked before on the Permobil blog about cushion mediums, but in this blog post we’re looking a bit closer at the different types of cushion mediums and the benefits and considerations associated with each medium. Foams Typically…

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Attributes of Great Seating: Positioning

Looking for more information on seating and positioning? Check out our digital page all about what to look for in seating and positioning products here. This is part 2 of our series on seating and positioning. This week in our series on the attributes of great seating we will discuss positioning. We define positioning as…

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Attributes of Great Seating: Skin & Soft Tissue Protection

Looking for more information on seating and positioning? Check out our digital page all about what to look for in seating and positioning products here. This is part 1 of our series on seating and positioning. At Permobil, we have wheelchair seating solutions for every individual. Solutions designed for all ages, sizes, abilities, and needs.…

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Alternative Drive Controls: Single Switch Scanning and Eye Gaze

Our focus continues on alternative drive controls in our power wheelchair series. We know that these are technologies that allow power wheelchair users to control their power wheelchairs even when they can’t use a traditional joystick. In our last blog about alternative drive controls, we discussed head array, sip & puff, and switch arrays &…

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Alternative Drive Controls: Head Array, Sip & Puff, and Switch Arrays & Multiple-Switch Control

Today our focus turns towards alternative drive controls in our power wheelchair series. When a client seems unable to use a standard joystick, the first step is to try some modifications that may solve the problem: Positioning of the individual Mounting/placement of the joystick Alternative joystick knobs (shape, texture, height) Programming adjustments (ie. throw, dampening,…

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Power Wheelchair Basics: Torque & Tracking Technology

As we work our way through our blog series about power wheelchairs, our attention turns towards mechanics of the power wheelchair. Today we’re taking at look at torque and tracking technology. Torque Torque is the twisting/turning force that causes rotation around an axis. In power wheelchairs this is a function of appropriate gearing of the…

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Power Wheelchair Basics: Suspension

As we work our way through our blog series about power wheelchairs, our attention turns towards mechanics of the power wheelchair. Today we’re discussing suspension. Suspension is important to provide the individual driving the wheelchair a smooth, comfortable ride over various terrains while maintaining stability and traction for optimal wheelchair base performance. Suspension “Mechanism of…

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