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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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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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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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To Switch or Not to Switch: Should You Switch from Switch Control?

Part 1 in our 3-part series about iOS 13 and the amazing new accessibility function. Mouse Emulation on an iPad? Moving a cursor on a screen on an iPhone? Did I just read that correctly? Yes, you did! When Apple released iOS 13 last Fall, in addition to new Memojis, an amazing new accessibility function…

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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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