Short takes: Clarke Health Care, Hartmann
An Aquatec OceanDual shower chair from Oakdale, Pa.-based Clarke Health Care Products was selected and used by Dr. Stephen Hawking during this recent trip to New York to promote a new project. The chair, which features tilt-in-space and recline positioning and matches a chair Hawking uses at home, was transported to various hotels during his stay. National Seating and Mobility in Garden City, N.Y., arranged the purchase and delivery of the chair…The use of absorbent briefs with curly fiber significantly lower/acidify skin pH, reducing the risk for incontinence-associated skin damage, according to a study announced by Hartmann, a Rock Hill, S.C.-based manufacturer of incontinence, wound care and compression therapy products. The study was led by Donna Bliss, a renowned incontinence researcher and professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing.