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A Parent’s Perspective on the Explorer Mini: Promoting Development

Part 3 in our series about one family’s experience with the Explorer Mini. See part 1 & part 2. Last week we looked at how the Explorer Mini promotes exploration, and in this last blog post in the series we’re looking at how the Explorer Mini can promote development in young children. Does the Explorer…

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A Parent’s Perspective on the Explorer Mini: Promoting Exploration

Part 2 in our series about one family’s experience with the Explorer Mini. See part 1. Last week was the start of our series, focusing on the Explorer Mini with questions and answers from a parent/caregiver perspective. While last week’s blog was all about first impressions of the Explorer Mini, this week we turn our…

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A Parent’s Perspective on the Explorer Mini: An Introduction

Part 1 in our series about one family’s experience with the Explorer Mini. When Mike and Sandy’s daughter Sylvia was about three months old, she was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy type 1. Spinal muscular atrophy is a gradual decay of her motor neurons. They were told early on that mobility is a really important…

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Is your client’s skin protected outside of the wheelchair? Examining short-term seating surfaces and when to use them

In the world of seating and mobility, pressure injuries are a big deal. It is our job as clinicians and therapists to prevent peak pressure through the use of seating and positioning products, to minimize risk of pressure injuries. In today’s blog we’re taking a look at the mechanics of pressure injuries and will identify…

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A SmartDrive Interview with Brandon Oney

Since we have launched the PushTracker E2 and SwitchControl, we hope more people have been able to integrate a power assist device into their manual mobility routine. We love having the opportunity to share our mobility solutions with the world, and it’s even better when one of the people who uses our products is willing to…

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SmartDrive MX2+ App Update: Improved PushTracker E2 Performance

As an occupational therapist who worked in seating clinics throughout my career, I always appreciated technologies that were innovative and improved by user feedback. Now, as the Director of Market Development for TiLite and SmartDrive, I get to help answer the challenge of integrating user feedback into product development and product updates. The PushTracker E2…

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Rolling Wisely: How To Mindfully Move With A Spinal Cord Injury

When describing how I manage and live with a spinal cord injury, I often use the term “mindful movement.” I have come to understand that I must be aware and precise with how I move and treat my body to prevent further injury that would most certainly compound the difficulty I already live with. These…

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Exploring The PushTracker E2 with Aaron Baker

Four years ago my friend let me demo her SmartDrive & PushTracker, and within 10 minutes of using it, I knew it would change my life. Fast forward to today, and I have explored over 40 cities in the United States, discovered 3 countries, and traveled independently for business all because of the original Smart…

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Lessons learned in our many years of developing Standing Power Wheelchairs

It is easy to look at the F5 Corpus VS and be in awe of its ability to transition someone from sitting to standing with smoothness and grace. While the flagship chair of the Permobil line is amazing in all capacities, we cannot overlook the lessons we have learned in the last 43 years of…

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