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Voice Assistant lets even more users benefit from MyPermobil app

For individuals with limited use of their hands, navigating a smartphone is a challenge. Permobil’s app is now the only one from a wheelchair manufacturer that responds to a user’s voice and empowers them with more knowledge and less work. Hands-free and voice activated smart technologies are everywhere and designed to help make life easier.…

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A User’s Balanced Ride Story: Titanium vs. Aluminum Manual Wheelchairs

This blog is part of our TiLite balanced ride blog series. See part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4. See our page all about a TiLite Balanced Ride here. When you look at ultra-lightweight manual wheelchairs these days, they look more sleek and stylish than ever. And why shouldn’t they? A properly fitted wheelchair can be seen as an extension of the individual,…

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Power Assist from a Proactive Perspective

Power assist is often discussed hand in hand with shoulder injury or shoulder pain. What if the discussion was different? What if power assist was considered a proactive part of manual mobility to enhance health and function? Curtis Merring, OT, MOT, and Director of Portfolio Marketing at Permobil, spoke with Laurie Watanabe for a Mobility…

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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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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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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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A SmartDrive Interview with Brandon Oney

Since we have launched the PushTracker E2 and SwitchControl, we hope more people have been able to integrate a power assist device into their manual mobility routine. We love having the opportunity to share our mobility solutions with the world, and it’s even better when one of the people who uses our products is willing to…

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