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Explaining Power Seat Functions: Power Tilt & Power Recline

As we continue working our way through power wheelchair topics, our focus turns to the different power seat functions available on the market today. Simply put, power seat functions are the different positions a power wheelchair can achieve. These different positions can be important to perform functional tasks during the day (e.g., seat elevation for reaching…

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Wheelchair Drive Wheel Placement and Indoor Maneuverability

In our last blog about power wheelchairs and mobility, we discussed the benefits and considerations of drive wheel placement. This week we’re continuing our look at drive wheel placement in regards to indoor maneuverability. When instructing for indoor maneuvering, keep in mind: wheelchairs pivot at the drive wheel initiate the turn when the center of…

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Maintaining Your Ride: Power Wheelchair Maintenance

This is 3rd blog in the series Maintaining Your Ride. Check out blog 1 and blog 2. In our maintaining your ride blog series, we’ve looked at cleaning and disinfecting seating and positioning products, manual wheelchairs, and power wheelchairs. To keep your wheelchair in good working order we strongly recommend maintenance too. Today we are…

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A Year in Review: Permobil Webinar Series 2020

It’s safe to say this last year has been out of the ordinary. This has created many new challenges, requiring us all to adopt new ways of working. To help support clinicians, ATPs, providers, and the people who use our products, Permobil Academy offered even more virtual education opportunities during the year than before. Listed…

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Maintaining Your Ride: Wheelchair Cleaning & Disinfecting

This is 2nd blog in the series Maintaining Your Ride. Check out blog 1 here. Last week we talked about seating and positioning care and maintenance specifically looking at cleaning and disinfecting wheelchair cushions. This week we’re talking a look at the cleaning and disinfecting manual and power wheelchairs. Cleaning a Manual Wheelchair Like with…

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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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Smart Actuators: what are they and what do they do?

Actuators are used on power wheelchairs to make the seat move – so it is an actuator that makes a seat move back into tilt, or the back support recline, or the leg supports elevate. A smart actuator is an actuator that has a sensor attached to it, allowing it to sense its position in…

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Applications for ActiveReach™ & ActiveHeight™

ActiveHeight™ and ActiveReach™ is the dynamic combination of power seat elevation and anterior tilt function now available to power wheelchair users who rely on power seat functions to improve their health, function, and participation in everyday life. The combination of ActiveHeight™ and ActiveReach™ allows the wheelchair user to perform tasks in a more ergonomically correct…

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