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Benefits of Front Wheel Drive Part 2

Part 2 in our two-part series exploring the potential benefits and uses of front wheel drive power wheelchairs. Check out Part 1. Last week we looked a few reasons a front wheel drive (FWD) power wheelchair might be right for you. We discussed how FWD wheel base configuration can increase how close you can get to…

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Benefits of Front Wheel Drive Part 1

Part 1 in our two part series exploring the potential benefits and uses of front wheel drive power wheelchairs. We at Permobil have over 50 years of redefining not just ability, but also mobility. Today we are focusing on front wheel drive solutions and our story really starts with our founder, Dr. Per Udden, who…

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The benefits of a solid back for everyday wheelchair users

Benefits of the right back support: For a person who uses a wheelchair most of the time, the back support plays a key role in optimizing function and independence. A solid back support for an individual, especially one who utilizes a rigid manual wheelchair, may accomplish some or all the benefits below: Provide trunk stability…

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Introducing Jess Markt

  Today we have the pleasure of introducing Jess Markt. He’s been a TiLite user for the last 18 years, and we’ll be publishing blog posts from Jess in the near future. Jess Markt was 19 years old in August of 1996 and was preparing for his sophomore season as a high jumper on the…

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Power Assist from a Proactive Perspective

Power Assist from a Proactive Perspective Power assist is often discussed hand in hand with shoulder injury or shoulder pain. What if the discussion was different? What if power assist was considered a proactive part of manual mobility to enhance health and function? Curtis Merring recently spoke with Laurie Watanabe for a Mobility Management podcast on…

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Ergonomic Seating and Manual Wheelchairs

Everyone has experienced an ergonomic seat design at some time or another. If you look at the seats in our cars, offices or even in waiting rooms ergonomic design is used because those making the chairs understand that the more the chair contours and fits a person, the less work the person must do to…

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Permobil Connect: My Permobil User App

Part 5 in our series where we take a deeper look at the Permobil Connect. See Part 1, 2, 3 & 4 here. The past few weeks we have looked at the benefits of having a connected power wheelchair to promote best health as well as being pro active rather than reactive with maintenance. Today let’s…

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Permobil Connect: Fleet Management

Part 4 in our series where we take a deeper look at the Permobil Connect. See Part 1, 2 & 3 here. Last week we discussed how activating Permobil Connect on your Permobil Corpus power wheelchair gives you access to Virtual Seating Coach, an app that can serve to optimize your health in your wheelchair. This…

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Permobil Connect: Managing your health using the Virtual Seating Coach

Part 3 in our series where we take a deeper look at the Permobil Connect. See Part 1 & 2 here.   Last week we talked about the risks of immobility for power wheelchair users. Although the risks are real, there are ways to minimize these risks through MOVEMENT! Power wheelchair users with power seat functions…

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