Category: TiLite

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Introducing Jess Markt

  Today we have the pleasure of introducing Jess Markt. He’s been a TiLite user for the last 18 years, and we’ll be publishing blog posts from Jess in the near future. Jess Markt was 19 years old in August of 1996 and was preparing for his sophomore season as a high jumper on the…

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Ergonomic Seating and Manual Wheelchairs

Everyone has experienced an ergonomic seat design at some time or another. If you look at the seats in our cars, offices or even in waiting rooms ergonomic design is used because those making the chairs understand that the more the chair contours and fits a person, the less work the person must do to…

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TiLite Pilot FAQs

  Part 4 in our blog series focusing on Pediatric Mobility Solutions and the TiLite Pilot.  See Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Is there consideration for transportation, safety and school bus requirements? Safety and transportation are quite significant concerns for young children. The TiLite Pilot does have transit options available for securement on the bus and in a…

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TiLite Pilot Design Goals

Part 3 in our blog series focusing on Pediatric Mobility Solutions and the TiLite Pilot. See Part 1 and Part 2. In the last couple of blogs in our pediatric series looking at the TiLite Pilot, we went over some common limitations of pediatric manual wheelchair design as well as understanding how children gain independent mobility. In this blog, we’re…

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Understanding How Children Gain Independent Mobility

Part 2 in our blog series focusing on Pediatric Mobility Solutions and the TiLite Pilot. See Part 1 here. Last week we took a look at the several limitations in the overall design of traditional pediatric self-propelled manual mobility. From overall weight of the setup to how a short wheel base impacts stability and propulsion, these limitations can be…

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Limitations in Pediatric Manual Wheelchair Options

  Part 1 in our blog series focusing on Pediatric Mobility Solutions and the TiLite Pilot.  It has been well established that the importance of self-initiated mobility is essential to a child’s development. The ability to determine when and where you would like to move impacts multiple body systems. This self-directed mobility can positively influence a child’s…

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Wheelchair Travel Checklist

Heading somewhere warmer for March Break? We’ve put together these helpful tips for you! Disclaimer: The following travel tips are for informational reference only. Permobil does not make any clinical, operational or warranty claims about any product, feature or service mentioned below. Traveling can be downright stressful, but with our Travel Checklist we hope to…

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Power Assist Technology for Early Effective Mobility: SmartDrive

Part 6 in our series looking at pediatric independent manual mobility. This week we are focusing on power assist and how it can enable efficient independent mobility. The format will look a little different as I am sharing my conversation with Devon Doebele, our resident power assist expert at Permobil. Devon is a PTA and…

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Early Effective Mobility: Using Power Assist to Improve Efficiency and Endurance

We have been discussing the topic of early effective mobility for the past couple weeks. We’ve established the importance for childhood development and began looking at the options available for early effective mobility, specifically independent manual mobility. There are many advantages to manual mobility, especially when it comes to transport. So, this week we are…

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