Permobil previews new technology

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

LEBANON, Tenn. – Permobil is previewing the Virtual Seating Coach this week at the International Seating Symposium in Vancouver. The technology coaches wheelchair users through their seating regimen for improved compliance and health outcomes. By installing an application on the wheelchair user’s smartphone, clinicians are able to program specific seating instructions, including the amount of tilt and recline, the hold time for the position and the number of times a day the functions should be used. The Virtual Seating Coach, which was developed by the University of Pittsburgh and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System’s Engineering Research Laboratories, will be available on certain Permobil chairs later this year.