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Defining Success in the Explorer Mini: Part 1

The Explorer Mini, recently named one of TIME’s 100 Best Inventions of 2021, is a power mobility solution designed to aid in the achievement of developmental milestones by introducing self-initiated movement for children with mobility impairments as young as 12 months of age. Today we are going to focus on what defines success for the Explorer…

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Susanna and the Explorer Mini

The Explorer Mini, recently named one of TIME’s 100 Best Inventions of 2021, is a power mobility solution designed to aid in the achievement of developmental milestones by introducing self-initiated movement for children with mobility impairments as young as 12 months of age. Meet the Explorer Mini The Explorer Mini is a tool that allow…

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Explorer Mini recognized as a TIME Best Invention for 2021

The Explorer Mini is a first-of-its-kind powered mobility solution for toddlers with mobility impairments. “We are honoured for the Explorer Mini to be recognized by TIME as a ‘Best Invention of 2021’ and to be included alongside so many other groundbreaking innovations that are improving the lives of individuals around the world,” says Bengt Thorsson,…

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ActiveReach – Increasing vertical & horizontal reach

Last week we discussed the potential benefits of ActiveHeight, a feature that can increase functional independence for many, however for some, horizontal reach continues to be an issue. Horizontal reach can be challenging for those with limited trunk control. It may be a person has difficulty reaching forward from their wheelchair seat, or they have…

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Power Seat Elevation – Desirable or Essential?

This week the spotlight is on power seat elevation, also known as power elevating seat or hi-low. Power seat elevation is a powered seat function that raises and lowers the seat, to provide a varying amount of vertical seat-to-floor height. It does not change the seated angles of the seat relative to the ground. Power…

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Are we reactive or proactive in our approach to Assistive Technology?

This is something that I recently thought about when teaching a course on power assist. This topic does not just relate to power assist, but to all Assistive Technology (AT). First, let’s define what I mean when I say proactive versus reactive. The dictionary defines proactive as “taking action by causing change and not only…

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Choosing between minimally adjustable and performance rigid manual wheelchairs

During my 15 years working as the lead PT in a wheeled seating and mobility program, one thing I have learned is that the clinical decision-making process when finalizing manual wheelchair recommendations can be lengthy. Due diligence requires extensive investigative effort in order to identify the client’s current medical and functional needs. Luckily, there are multiple best-practice resources for use as a guide. One of those guides is the “RESNA Position on the Application of…

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Choosing a Back Support: Adjustability

Looking for more information on seating and positioning? Check out our digital, rehab-focused Wheelchair Seating & Positioning Guide here. There are three areas to consider when choosing a back support: shape of the shell, medium, and adjustability. We’ve gone over the shape of the shell and medium, and now we turn our attention to adjustability. Why is adjustability…

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Choosing a Back Support: Medium

Looking for more information on seating and positioning? Check out our digital, rehab-focused Wheelchair Seating & Positioning Guide here. There are three areas to consider when choosing a back support: shape of the shell, medium, and adjustability. Today we are looking at different back support mediums and the benefits and considerations of each. Understand the available mediums…

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