Category: Training and Education

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Cushion geometry: why are contours important?

Looking for more information on seating and positioning? Check out our digital page all about what to look for in seating and positioning products here. This is part 5 of our series on seating and positioning. See part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4. When evaluating a cushion, it’s important to note whether it is linear…

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Skin protection through methods of pressure distribution

Looking for more information on seating and positioning? Check out our digital page all about what to look for in seating and positioning products here. This is part 4 of our series on seating and positioning. See part 1, part 2 and part 3. Being seated full time automatically means that skin protection is required. However, there…

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Attributes of Great Seating: Stability

Looking for more information on seating and positioning? Check out our digital page all about what to look for in seating and positioning products here. This is part 3 of our series on seating and positioning. See part 1 and part 2. This time in our series on the attributes of great seating we will…

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Wheelchair frame progression, part II

We’re continuing our look at the progression of manual wheelchair frame design with part II. We’re getting closer to how the design has been refined and evolved in the manual wheelchair as we know it today! This two-part blog belongs to our TiLite balanced ride blog series. See part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 and part 5.…

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Wheelchair frame progression, part I

This two-part blog belongs to our TiLite balanced ride blog series. See part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 and part 5. See our page all about a TiLite Balanced Ride here. Today, we’re excited to share with you a look at the progression of manual wheelchair frame design in the hopes of deepening your understanding of the choices to consider…

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Choosing a Back Support: Shape of the Shell

Looking for more information on seating and positioning? Check out our digital, rehab-focused Wheelchair Seating & Positioning Guide here. There are three areas to consider when choosing a back support: shape of the shell, medium, and adjustability. Today we are looking at the shape of the shell and the benefits and considerations of each style. Shape of…

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Is the Headrest just an accessory?

When prescribing a wheelchair and seating system, there is usually discussion on what are blanket-branded as accessories. When we look at the definition of an “accessory” we find: NOUN – a thing which can be added to something else in order to make it more useful, versatile, or attractive. “a range of bathroom accessories” synonyms: attachment · extra · addition · add-on · retrofit · adjunct ·…

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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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Benefits & Considerations of Cushion Mediums

Looking for more information on seating and positioning? Check out our digital, rehab-focused Wheelchair Seating & Positioning Guide here. We’ve talked before on the Permobil blog about cushion mediums, but in this blog post we’re looking a bit closer at the different types of cushion mediums and the benefits and considerations associated with each medium. Foams Typically…

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