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Power your push, your way with power assist!

The power assist solution, Permobil SmartDrive, is controlled through fully programmable SwitchControl buttons and/or any one of our wearable solutions, including our new SmartDrive MX2+ App for Apple Watch. A manual wheelchair user pushes approximately 1,800 times each day. The goal of a power assist device is to reduce the number of times you must…

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A conversation with Andrea Dalzell: ultra lightweight wheelchairs

This is part of our series highlighting a consumer’s guide to seating and mobility equipment. Check out The Wheelchair Handbook for more information about the wheelchair service provision process. Last week we highlighted a conversation between Andrea Dalzell, a registered nurse working in New York City, and Grant Brogan, Inbound Marketing Specialist for Permobil Americas…

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A conversation with Andrea Dalzell: ultra lightweight wheelchairs

This is part of our series highlighting a consumer’s guide to seating and mobility equipment. Check out The Wheelchair Handbook for more information about the wheelchair service provision process. At Permobil, individuals and their incredible stories are at the heart of why we do what we do. Last year we had the amazing opportunity to…

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Contoured Cushion Components

When it comes to seating and positioning, it’s important to understand the different components of contoured cushions and the impact they have on end users. The five components are: Adductors: Tapered or Straight Medial Abductor Posterior Pelvic Well Anti-Thrust Wedge Straight Adductors Can be rear, front, or entire length of cushion Act as a boundary to…

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How standing in your wheelchair can change your world

Having the ability to stand in your power wheelchair can help your overall health and increase your ability to complete daily tasks. It can possibly eliminate the need to use a separate piece of equipment to perform a prescribed standing program. Potential health benefits Provides an independent way to achieve weight bearing through the legs…

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Is my wheelchair still working for me?

You have the perfect wheelchair set up, but what if something changes? A multitude of scenarios may lead to the need to return to your doctor and/or your therapist for another evaluation. During this time, it could be determined that adjustments to your chair may be needed, or a different type of chair/mobility device is…

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Manual wheelchair propulsion patterns and efficiency

Today’s topic is manual wheelchair propulsion patterns and efficiency. Propulsion Patterns There are four push stroke techniques consisting of a push phase and a recovery phase. The pattern of recovery (release to contact) is the largest difference between techniques. The semicircular pattern is encouraged because: It promotes better biomechanics It is associated with lower stroke…

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A parent’s perspective: Clive and the Explorer Mini Part 2

Last week we introduced Clive and his experience with the Explorer Mini. This week we continue along with Jennith Bernstein’s interview with Kelly, Clive’s mom, about his experience with the Explorer Mini, recently named one of TIME’s 100 Best Inventions of 2021. Jennith: We talk about how important development is, but really what’s important to a…

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A parent’s perspective: Clive and the Explorer Mini Part 1

At Permobil, we love seeing our end users find success with our mobility products. With the Explorer Mini, recently named one of TIME’s 100 Best Inventions of 2021, Clive has been able to explore his surroundings and interact with the world around him. Jennith Bernstein had the pleasure to interview Kelly, Clive’s mom, and ask her…

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