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How Ignacio Uses a Standing Power Wheelchair to Prevent Pressure Injuries

Paralysis in general, and in my case paralysis caused by a traumatic spinal cord injury, is already a pretty catastrophic, debilitating, and life-changing condition that takes much away from us; from me, it took a bit TOO MUCH and today I’m fighting back for EVERYTHING! My name is Ignacio Montoya, a former pilot of the…

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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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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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Lucy & Her Amazing iPad: Mom’s Interview

We started this blog series with information about iOS 13 and the amazing new accessibility function here. Today we’re talking with Lucy’s mom, Cherisse. Check out Lucy’s interview here. Last week we started our incredible story about “Lucy and her Amazing iPad” with an interview with Lucy about how she uses improvements in technology to complete…

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Lucy & Her Amazing iPad: Lucy’s Interview

See our blog about iOS 13 and the amazing new accessibility function here. Today we’re talking with Lucy about using the built in Bluetooth on her Permobil F3 Corpus power wheelchair. You have read our overview on some of the new options available on iOS 13, relating to the different adaptations that can be made…

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Common Concerns About Early Power Mobility Devices

The final part in our series about developmental milestones in early childhood focusing on mobility. See part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, part 10 and part 11. Perhaps one of the mostly widely known authors on this topic are Wiart and Darrah from an article published in 2002 entitled “Changing philosophical perspectives…

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Functional Elements of the Explorer Mini’s Saddle Seat

Part 11 in our series about developmental milestones in early childhood focusing on mobility. See part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9 and part 10. The saddle seat was designed intentionally to facilitate an upright posture through developmentally appropriate supports. Research regarding the use of either flat seats or saddle-like seating has been…

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Conventions of Functional Seating in the Explorer Mini

Part 10 in our series about developmental milestones in early childhood focusing on mobility. See part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8 and part 9. We can find all sorts of ways to sit, usually not always the most optimal but we change our positions based on the task we are performing. Reading a…

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