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Different Client Populations & Power Assist Applications

Part 3 in our series about Power Assist Devices. See Part 1 and Part 2. Now that we have a better understanding of the potential applications of power assist outside of the traditional “shoulder pain” or “long distance” needs – we can move into specific population considerations. We discussed in week 1 of this blog…

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Could I benefit from a power assist device?

Part 2 in our series about Power Assist Devices. See Part 1 here. This week we are continuing our blog series on power assist devices. Last week we looked at contributing factors to upper extremity impairment in manual wheelchair users, and this week we will be focusing on how to determine if a power assist device…

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Upper Extremity Preservation: A Proactive Approach

Part 1 in our series about Power Assist Devices. We live in a busy world, and everyone is racing to get from one place to another. People who use manual wheelchairs push their wheelchairs 2000-3000 times per day on average in order to check off all the items on their to do lists. Propulsion isn’t…

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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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