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Greg Packer


FMA hits ‘good cross section’ of industry

November 22, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa – U.S. Rehab’s Functional Mobility Assessment tool now has 13,000 data points showing the benefits of providing appropriate mobility equipment and involving assistive technology professionals (ATPs).  There are currently about 50 different companies and organizations actively feeding data into the FMA tool, which is a partnership with the University of Pittsburgh, says Greg Packer, president of U.S. Rehab.  “With 13,000 pieces of data, it’s highly...

Greg Packer, Mobility, U.S. Rehab

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Wayne Grau


Grau takes lead at repair group

August 2, 2022Tracy Orzel

WATERLOO, Iowa – For more than 30 years, Wayne Grau has worked in nearly every facet of the mobility and rehab industry—holding leadership roles in supplier relations and government affairs, sales and marketing, trade relations, and business development—making him a natural pick as the DMERT Group’s newest chairman.  Grau succeeds U.S. Rehab’s Greg Packer.  “I will be working with both manufacturers and providers to understand their needs, but also...

Complex Rehab, DMERT, Mobility, Wayne Grau

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Canadian complex rehab market matures

July 22, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

TORONTO – It’s an active period for the seating and mobility market in Canada, with M&A deals and professionalization efforts both increasing, says VGM’s Steve Cranna.  “National Seating & Mobility has been aggressive in Canada and what that’s really showing us is, the industry here is maturing,” said Cranna, director of business development and government relations for VGM Canada, Mobility Group.  Most recently, NSM opened a branch in Barrie, Ontario,...

Complex Rehab, Mobility, seating systems, Steve Cranna

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LifeWay Mobility gets PE boost

July 1, 2021HME News Staff

HARTFORD, Conn. – Lifeway Mobility has received a “significant” investment from Cressey & Company, a health care focused private equity firm.  “Welcoming Cressey & Company is especially exciting and gratifying for me,” said Tim Burfield, Lifeway’s chairman. “We’ve built two other leading companies with Bryan Cressey and his team over many years. They are outstanding partners and true healthcare innovators.”  Lifeway is a provider...

Cressey & Company, Home modification, Lifeway Mobility, Mobility

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Business Development

Mobility poised to power past pandemic

June 29, 2021John Andrews

With the COVID-19 pandemic on the wane in many parts of the country, mobility manufacturers are rolling ahead with expectations of a brighter outlook for sales and distribution.  Scooter and wheelchair specialists say demand for products stayed strong during the pandemic, but that complications from lockdowns, restrictions and a stressed healthcare system took a toll on orders and logistics. Now that restrictions are easing and society is opening up, the mobility industry is breathing...


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Lifeway Mobility grows West Coast presence

February 2, 2021HME News Staff

HARTFORD, Conn. – Lifeway Mobility has invested in Gamburd, a Los Angeles-based provider of accessibility solutions for people with limited mobility.  Israel Gamburd, the company’s founder, together with his wife, Regina, will continue in their current roles.  “Israel is a true accessibility pioneer,” said Paul Bergantino, president of Lifeway Mobility. “The Gamburd team has extraordinary technical expertise and a tireless determination...

Accessibility Solutions, Lifeway Mobility, Mobility

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Precision Comfort moves to backs

July 24, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Precision Comfort, a newer division of Merits Health, started shipping its first three cushions late last year and launched its first back, the PC ProForm, in June.“It's the first back for our company,” said Dave Leverette, designer and general manager. “It's just for our power wheelchairs right now, but we'll have a full line of backs down the road, as we continue product development.”Precision Comfort offers three cushions: PC Lite (general use), PC Gel...

Backs, Complex Rehab, Cushions, Mobility, Precision Comfort

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Also Noted

Eppic Medical buys Mobul

July 23, 2020HME News Staff

CARLSBAD, Calif. - Eppic Medical has acquired Mobul: the mobility store in Long Beach, Calif. As part of the acquisition, which is Eppic Medical's third, Mobul will also provide custom complex rehab products to customers requiring more than just standard medical equipment. Eppic Medical, an HME retailer based here serving customers in Palm Desert and San Diego, is affiliated with Access Medical, a provider of complex rehab products with offices in Carlsbad, Anaheim, Palm Desert, Burlingame, Honolulu...

Complex Rehab, Eppic Medical, M&A, Mobility, Mobul, Retail

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LUCI, mobility-focused tech company, launches

June 18, 2020HME News Staff

NASHVILLE - LUCI, a new mobility-focused technology company, has launched its premier product, LUCI. This hardware and software platform uses sensor-fusion technologies to allow a power wheelchair to “see” its environment. LUCI mounts onto a power wheelchair between the power base and the seat to help users avoid collisions and dangerous drop-offs while maintaining personalized driving control. Through cloud-based capabilities, LUCI can also monitor and alert users and caregivers of low...

LUCI, Mobility

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REHACARE2020 pushed to 2021

June 3, 2020HME News Staff

CHICAGO - Messe Dusseldorf has pushed REHACARE2020 to Oct. 6-9, 2021, in Dusseldorf, Germany. “We are constantly adapting our pre-existing high-level safety and hygiene standards,” said Werner Dornscheidt, president and CEO of Messe Dusseldorf. “Despite the announcement to make trade fairs and specialist congresses possible again by May 31, 2020, we have decided to postpone REHACARE until 2021 due to its specific demographic.” The event offers exhibitors and private visitors...

Coronavirus Outbreak, Mobility, REHACARE, trade show

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