Permobil, AT&T unveil ‘connected wheelchair’

Thursday, September 10, 2015

LAS VEGAS – Permobil and AT&T have developed wireless technology to increase independence and freedom for wheelchair users. The new technology allows users to monitor their chairs for seating and position and cushion pressure; battery level and predictive maintenance needs; and GPS location and fleet management.The data can be remotely accessed from the cloud and shared with caregivers, fleet technicians and clinicians. The two companies will unveil the new technology at tomorrow’s CTIA Super Mobility 2015 in Las Vegas.