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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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Understanding How Children Gain Independent Mobility

Part 2 in our blog series focusing on Pediatric Mobility Solutions and the TiLite Pilot. See Part 1 here. Last week we took a look at the several limitations in the overall design of traditional pediatric self-propelled manual mobility. From overall weight of the setup to how a short wheel base impacts stability and propulsion, these limitations can be…

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Limitations in Pediatric Manual Wheelchair Options

  Part 1 in our blog series focusing on Pediatric Mobility Solutions and the TiLite Pilot.  It has been well established that the importance of self-initiated mobility is essential to a child’s development. The ability to determine when and where you would like to move impacts multiple body systems. This self-directed mobility can positively influence a child’s…

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Power Wheelchairs: Where is my drive wheel and why does it matter? Part 2

The drive wheel on a power wheelchair is the larger wheel if you are looking at your wheelchair or client’s wheelchair. The location of this drive wheel can have a large impact on how the power wheelchair drives and maneuvers in different environments. There are three main types of drive wheel configurations on power wheelchairs: front-wheel…

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Power Wheelchairs: Where is my drive wheel and why does it matter?

  The drive wheel on a power wheelchair is the larger wheel if you are looking at your wheelchair or client’s wheelchair. The location of this drive wheel can have a large impact on how the power wheelchair drives and maneuvers in different environments. There are three main types of drive wheel configurations on power…

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