Category: ROHO

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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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Is your client’s skin protected outside of the wheelchair? Examining short-term seating surfaces and when to use them

In the world of seating and mobility, pressure injuries are a big deal. It is our job as clinicians and therapists to prevent peak pressure through the use of seating and positioning products, to minimize risk of pressure injuries. In today’s blog we’re taking a look at the mechanics of pressure injuries and will identify…

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ISO Standards: Stability Test Method

This is the 10th blog in our series on understanding cushion properties with the help of ANSI/RESNA and ISO standards. See part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, and part 9. Today, we are continuing our series on understanding cushion properties with the help of ANSI/RESNA and ISO standards.…

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ISO Standards: Envelopment Test Method

This is the 9th blog in our series on understanding cushion properties with the help of ANSI/RESNA and ISO standards. See part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, and part 8. We are nearing the end of our series on understanding cushion properties with the help of ANSI/RESNA and ISO standards.…

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ISO Standards: Flammability Test Method

This is the 8th blog in our series on understanding cushion properties with the help of ANSI/RESNA and ISO standards. See part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, and part 7. We’re continuing with our series on understanding cushion properties with the help of ASNI/RESNA and ISO standards. Today, we’re taking a look…

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ISO Standards: Microclimate Test Methods

This is the 7th blog in our series on understanding cushion properties with the help of ANSI/RESNA and ISO standards. See part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5 and part 6. We’re continuing with our series on understanding cushion properties with the help of ASNI/RESNA and ISO standards. As we work our way through different…

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ISO Standards: Horizontal Force & Shear Test Method

This is the 6th blog in our series on understanding cushion properties with the help of ANSI/RESNA and ISO standards. See part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, and part 5. We’re continuing our series on understanding cushion properties with the help of ANSI/RESNA and ISO standards. So far, we’ve covered the ISO 16840-6 standard of simulation of…

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ISO Standards: Immersion Test Method

This is the 5th blog in our series on understanding cushion properties with the help of ANSI/RESNA and ISO standards. See part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4. We’re continuing our series on understanding cushion properties with the help of ANSI/RESNA and ISO standards. If you haven’t been following along with this series, be…

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