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Permobil commits to sustainability

November 30, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Permobil has formalized its approach to sustainability by identifying seven focus areas. Those focus areas include two KPIs specific to the company’s core business: improving quality of life for the people who use its products and diversifying workplace diversity, and reducing its CO2 emissions by 70% by 2030. “Our purpose of innovating for individuals shapes everything we do,” said Bengt Thorsson, president and CEO. “It takes a long-term commitment....

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In brief: Woman of the Year finalists, supply chain relief, Quipt’s acquisition

November 12, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – The finalists for this year’s HME Woman of the Year are Trisha Bailey, CEO of Medical Hotspots/Bailey’s Medical; Neidi Mack, vice president for ancillary services at Prism Health Care Services/The Alden Network; Katie Stevens, CEO at Reliable Medical Supply; and Victoria Peterson, administrator at RespMed. “These HME Woman of the Year finalists are leaders in their companies and communities,” said Clint Geffert, president of VGM & Associates. “They...

Great Elm DME, HME Woman of The Year, Home Medical Equipment, Insulet, Permobil, Quipt, VGM


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TIME honors Permobil’s Explorer Mini

November 10, 2021HME News Staff

LEBANON, Tenn. – TIME Magazine has recognized Permobil’s Explorer Mini as a “Best Invention of 2021,” the manufacturer has announced.  “To be included alongside so many other ground-breaking innovations that are improving the lives of individuals around the world,” says Bengt Thorsson, Permobil’s president & CEO. “The inclusion of the Explorer Mini on this list helps to shine a light on the needs of thousands of very young children with mobility...

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Permobil hits smart milestone 

November 8, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Permobil says 10,000 power wheelchairs users in 16 different countries are now benefitting from the company’s smart technology. Permobil says connected chairs provide users valuable real-time information via the MyPermobil app on the status of their wheelchair’s battery, on distance traveled and on power seat function usage. Connected chairs also provide their local service technicians with data transmitted automatically to a Fleet Management portal, allowing...

Complex Rehab, Permobil, smart wheelchair technology


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In brief: Inogen growth, Permobil expansion, vax requirements

November 5, 2021HME News Staff

GOLETA, Calif. – Inogen reported $93.1 million in total revenue for the third quarter of 2021, up 25.3% from the same period last year.  By business segment, it reported $36.3 million in revenue for domestic direct-to-consumer sales, up 24.6%; and $12.1 million for rentals, up 61.3%.  “I continue to be pleased with the sustained demand we are seeing for our market-leading portable oxygen concentrators, in spite of the challenging supply chain environment,” said Nabil...

Home Medical Equipment, Inogen, Option Care, Permobil, Viemed


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Permobil expands manual offering

November 1, 2021HME News Staff

TIMRA, Sweden – Permobil has entered into an agreement to acquire Stockholm-based Panthera, strengthening its offering of manual wheelchairs.   “Panthera’s products strengthen Permobil’s offering in the market with the world’s lightest wheelchairs for active users, alongside our Progeo and TiLite ranges,” said Bengt Thorsson, CEO and president of Permobil.  Permobil acquired Pasco, Wash.-based TiLite in 2014.  Both Permobil and Panthera...

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Tunberg to drive next generation of solutions at Permobil

October 20, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Permobil has appointed Catharina Tunberg to lead its global research and development efforts. As executive vice president of research and development, her mission will be to drive the next generation of advanced assistive solutions by coupling design, engineering, digitalization and clinical evidence. This encompasses hardware, software and services within power wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs, seating solutions and power assist devices. “Bringing innovative solutions...

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In brief: SoClean sues Philips, Better Health gets investment, Movair launches ventilator

October 15, 2021HME News Staff

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. – SoClean Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Philips, alleging the company has sought to blame it for problems related to its recall of certain respiratory devices.  The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for Massachusetts, alleges Philips has misled the public and engaged in acts of deliberate misdirection, placing blame on SoClean to divert attention away from obvious design flaws, including a poor choice of sound abatement foam, which led to its recent...

Better Health, Home Medical Equipment, Medtrade East, Movair, Permobil, Philips Recall, SoClean


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In brief: Permobil white paper, Walgreens investment, new partnerships

October 1, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Permobil has published a new white paper on the benefits of standing power wheelchairs that draws from reviews from 41 publications, usage data from Permobil Connect and an internal survey.  Top takeaways include:  The positive effects on pressure relief for skin, bone mineral density and bowel/bladder function in users.  Improved mental health and self-esteem, and the increased ability to communicate and perform daily activities.  Ability to better...

Allegiance Group, Breg, Medtrade East, Parachute Health, Permobil, Ventec, Walgreens Boots


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Permobil issues white paper on standing power wheelchairs

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Permobil issues white paper on standing power wheelchairs

September 29, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Permobil has published a new white paper on the benefits of standing power wheelchairs that draws from reviews from 41 publications, usage data from Permobil Connect and an internal survey.  Top takeaways include:  The positive effects on pressure relief for skin, bone mineral density and bowel/bladder function in users.  Improved mental health and self-esteem, and the increased ability to communicate and perform daily activities.  Ability to better...

Permobil, standing wheelchairs


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