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Permobil collabs with Swedish designer

May 17, 2022HME News Staff

STOCKHOLM – Permobil has launched a collaboration with the fashion brand Lou Dehrot and Swedish designer Louise Linderoth to challenge attitudes and inspire others to see possibilities in every individual. The collaboration’s first project is a T-shirt that delivers the message, “My capability is not based on your assumption.” “We need more people like Louise, who want to inspire people to think differently and challenge the way we look at things,” said Martinus...

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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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In brief: Lifeway grows footprint, Quipt secures contract, Permobil receives accolade

April 29, 2022HME News Staff

HARTFORD, Conn. – Lifeway Mobility has acquired Accessible Systems, Inc., expanding its presence in the Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions.  ASI, a full-service dealer of stairlifts, wheelchair lifts, residential elevators, ramps, step-in tubs and overhead lifts, was co-founded more than 22 years ago by John Bixenman, Marty Twaddell and Nathan Colburn.   “We are proud of the reputation we have earned in our mission to serve families who want to stay in their own home...

1800wheelchair, Belluscura, Lifeway Mobility, Option Care Health, Permobil, Quipt


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Permobil’s Explorer Mini receives honors

April 27, 2022HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Permobil’s Explorer Mini was recently honored with an Edison Award, which recognizes innovation, technology and advancements. “We are thrilled for the Explorer Mini to be recognized by the Edison Awards,” says Chuck Witkowski, president of Permobil Americas. “Just as Thomas Edison created products that didn’t exist before, Permobil is leading the way by developing the first and only powered mobility device for toddlers aged 12 to 36 months.”...

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Permobil’s Audra Watt on the importance of different perspectives

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Permobil’s Audra Watt on the importance of different perspectives

April 22, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

LEBANON, Tenn. – One of the focuses of Permobil’s new sustainability strategy is diversity and inclusion – a topic that Audra Watt, the company’s vice president of marketing for the Americas, holds particularly close.  Watt is one of the 40% of women who now make up Permobil’s executive leadership globally and, shortly after she joined the company in 2020, she was diagnosed with a rare disability.  Here’s what Watt had to say about what drew her...

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Permobil expands in Tennessee

March 30, 2022HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Permobil plans to add 75,000 square feet to its facility in Lebanon, Tenn., which currently employs more than 240 people and measures 113,000 square feet.  Company officials, as well as members of the office and production teams, held an event announcing the expansion on March 28 with local and state elected officials.  “This site expansion is an exciting opportunity to expand and enhance the innovative solutions we provide for individuals,” says...

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In brief: Provider sues Philips, AZ MediQuip supports Ukraine, VGM launches tracker

March 18, 2022HME News Staff

PHILADELPHIA – Baird Respiratory Therapy has filed a lawsuit against Philips, claiming it and other DME suppliers are owed refunds for recalled respiratory devices containing PE-PUR sound abatement foam, according to Law360.   The complaint, filed March 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, seeks class action status on behalf of all similarly affected suppliers, arguing that Philips breached its warranty and misrepresented the risk related to the foam...

aahomecare, AZ Mediquip, Baird Respiratory, Home Medical Equipment, Permobil, Philips Recall, Soleo Health, Ukraine, VGM


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Permobil re-ups Vicair partnership 

March 18, 2022HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Permobil has renewed its exclusive distribution agreement with Vicair, a manufacturer of wheelchair cushions. “The inclusion of Vicair in our product line is key to meeting the varied needs of individuals and complements the ROHO and Comfort cushion options,” says Chuck Witkowski, president of Permobil Americas. “Permobil and Vicair have a shared commitment to end users and we are happy to continue providing this unique seating solution to the Americas market.”...

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Power mobility guideline for infants and toddlers introduced

February 16, 2022HME News Staff

STOCKHOLM – The first guideline on introducing powered mobility to infants and toddlers has been released, according to Permobil. “A Guideline for Introducing Powered Mobility to Infants and Toddlers” is an interdisciplinary guideline based on peer-reviewed literature and validated consensus statements from more than 40 international clinicians and caregivers that provides critical strategies and practical tips for clinicians working with powered mobility. “Despite there being...

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In brief: PAYGO cuts, fee schedule update, FDA warning letter

December 3, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is calling on stakeholders to contact their members of Congress to ask them to prevent broadly applied “deep” Medicare cuts for 2022.   The potential cuts stem from the application of pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) legislation that was enacted in 2010.   “If not addressed, PAYGO provisions would trigger automatic cuts across a range of federal programs to cover recent deficit spending increases – in this case, red ink incurred via the $1.9...

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