Category: Permobil

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Making a Stand

As we’ve been discussing the benefits of front wheel drive recently, we had an unsolicited story come our way. Joseph Maimone lives in NC and is a published author, radio contributor, and has a following on YouTube. He sustained a spinal cord injury from a skiing accident in 2004 and has been in a wheelchair…

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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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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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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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