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Mobility City thrives with 'innovative franchise model’

June 23, 2022HME News Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Mobility City added 14 franchise locations in eight months, bringing its total to 34 in 22 states.  The newest locations are in major markets, including Las Vegas, Phoenix and Dallas, as well as locations in Maryland, Florida, Idaho and Colorado.  “Wheelchairs and scooters are the most frequently used pieces of equipment that help seniors and the disabled get around to enjoy life,” said Diane Baratta, president and CEO. “Our products and...

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Permobil releases sustainability report

May 5, 2022HME News Staff

STOCKHOLM – Permobil has published its first comprehensive sustainability report to outline its long-term targets for each of seven focus areas, as well as progress to date. Progress to date includes a Mobility-related Quality of Life 7D (MobQol-7D) pilot study conducted with 665 power wheelchair users to assess the impact of mobility aids. “At Permobil, we Innovate for Individuals, but it’s equally important that we strive to innovate for all our stakeholders,” said...

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Motion appoints new CEO

May 5, 2022HME News Staff

TORONTO – Motion has named Sue Gilpin CEO. She replaces Thecla Sweeney, who is stepping down after holding the roles of CEO and executive chair for four years. Gilpin has served as senior director, people and operations West at Motion since 2018. “This appointment is a strong vote of confidence for me and Motion’s leadership team,” said Gilpin. “Collectively we have the right skill set, knowledge, and experience internally to make this a smooth transition and carry on...

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NSM expands Canadian footprint

March 3, 2022HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility is opening a branch in Calgary, Alberta. Industry veteran Jim Frid will join the NSM team, serving as branch and sales manager. “Strategically growing our footprint allows us to ensure more people have access to the most advanced mobility and access solutions available,” said Rick Nori, NSM Canada vice president, operations. “We are proud to welcome Jim to the NSM team and look forward to supporting his branch in assisting individuals...

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Motion Composites promotes Forrester

February 10, 2022HME News Staff

QUEBEC – Motion Composites has named Nicholas Forrester, a 20-year veteran of the rehabilitation and mobility industry, as vice president of sales. Forrester has overseen Motion Composites’ Canadian sales for the past seven years and his deep understanding of the various levels of the industry has enabled him to build a strong presence in the Canadian market for Motion Composites products. “With his strong business acumen, successful track record of building new markets and his...

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New program ‘validates’ repair techs

December 10, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA and the DMERT Group are working on a new program to not only meet the growing demand for ATPs but also elevate the status of repair technicians.  The two organizations announced in November that they’re teaming up on a new career pathway that will allow techs who hold DMERT Level 2 Repair Certificates to gain the training and necessary skills to successfully become ATPs.  “We’re really looking at this program to help us identify who has...

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Harmar CEO talks market’s undercurrents

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Harmar CEO talks market’s undercurrents

December 10, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

SARASOTA, Fla. – Harmar CEO Steve Dawson says “it feels really early” for the mobility and access market, with lots of runway for growth.  That’s a big reason why the company recently invested in a new facility that’s 60% bigger.  “We’re bullish on the market,” he said.  Dawson spoke to HME News about the market’s undercurrents and more.  HME News: Why was the expansion needed?  Steve Dawson: We’ve...

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Permobil nabs top honors

August 18, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Permobil has been awarded top 2021 Mobility Product awards for three new products. The ROHO Hybrid Select cushion (Skin Protection & Positioning, Adjustable wheelchair seat cushion), 2021 M5 Corpus power wheelchair (Wheelchairs, Power: Group 4, All Types); and MyPermobil app (Smart Technology). "As technology evolves, we are innovating alongside it, and we were thrilled to have the MyPermobil app with Voice Assistant recognized for the new award category of Smart Technology,”...

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BraunAbility report card reveals low satisfaction with ADA

August 14, 2020HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS - People with mobility disabilities say the Americans with Disabilities Act isn't very effective most of the time, according to the new BraunAbility Drive for Inclusion Report Card.? To create the report card, BraunAbility surveyed both the general population and The Driving Force, the company's online community of people with mobility impairments and their caregivers. While 68% of the general public believe people with mobility challenges are fairly accommodated and included in most...

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How do we protect 'pathway' to referring clinicians?

May 5, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

One-third of clinicians recently surveyed by the Clinician Task Force have seen their seating clinics closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, says Cathy Carver.The closures are a result of a number of issues, including patients not wanting to come into the clinics and of clinicians being moved to other parts of hospitals to respond to the crisis.“Access to clinicians in the traditional seating clinic setting is challenging in some areas,” said Carver, executive director of the CTF, during...

Cathy Carver, Clinician Task Force, Complex Rehab, Mobility equipment


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