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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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Permobil Connect: How it Promotes your Good Health

Part 2 in our series where we take a deeper look at the Permobil Connect. See part 1 here. How can a power wheelchair promote health? Well, if we think of existing apps and technologies out today, we have ways to track our steps, count our calories, set sleeping goals, and monitor our diabetes. In the…

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Permobil Connect: An Introduction

Part 1 in our series where we take a deeper look at the Permobil Connect.  Permobil Connect: An Introduction  Let’s face it: we live in a connected world with all our “smart” devices from our phones and cars to our home security, locks, and lights. I think my favorite is the “smart” refrigerator that can…

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TiLite Pilot FAQs

  Part 4 in our blog series focusing on Pediatric Mobility Solutions and the TiLite Pilot.  See Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Is there consideration for transportation, safety and school bus requirements? Safety and transportation are quite significant concerns for young children. The TiLite Pilot does have transit options available for securement on the bus and in a…

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TiLite Pilot Design Goals

Part 3 in our blog series focusing on Pediatric Mobility Solutions and the TiLite Pilot. See Part 1 and Part 2. In the last couple of blogs in our pediatric series looking at the TiLite Pilot, we went over some common limitations of pediatric manual wheelchair design as well as understanding how children gain independent mobility. In this blog, we’re…

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