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Researchers add ‘teeth’ to standards for wheelchairs

‘We want to translate standards into strategies and techniques for selecting products based on performance’
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11/10/2017

PITTSBURGH – Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have secured a nearly $5 million grant to continue their work developing standards to improve product quality and safety for wheelchairs.

Sports ‘N Spokes names winners

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11/08/2017

PHOENIX – Sports ‘N Spokes, the sports and recreation magazine of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, has announced the winners of its “Get Out & Enjoy Life” photo contest. First place goes to Ashlee Lundvall of Wyoming for her photo of fly-fishing.

Numotion’s on a mission

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10/27/2017

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Nine Numotion employees and a manufacturer representative traveled to Guatemala Oct 9-13 to deliver 100 wheelchairs and provide adjustments on an additional 20 chairs.

Numotion launches remote repair service

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09/22/2017

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Numotion now offers remote service and repair on manual and power wheelchairs. Using a secure, HIPAA-compliant app, a Numotion technician can remotely inspect and diagnose and often resolve issues over the phone through a secure video call.

Consumer mobility intensifies retail focus

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06/26/2017

With reimbursement dollars drying up for standard power chairs under Medicare, it’s no surprise that the category is becoming more retail-oriented in scope for mobility providers.

Urgency grows for complex rehab accessories

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05/19/2017

WASHINGTON – With July 1 looming, complex rehab technology stakeholders are asking everyone to step up efforts to get lawmakers to sign onto H.R. 1361 and S.

TiLite goes metric

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12/23/2016

PASCO, Wash. – Starting Jan. 16, TiLite wheelchairs will have metric nuts, bolts and fasteners. The change will affect lead times: 10 days for X Series and Twist, and 20 days for T Series and Z Series. Custom chairs will be scheduled based on complexity.

Provider donates gift of mobility

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10/26/2016

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Designed Living plans to donate wheelchairs to the Free Wheelchair Mission, a nonprofit that provides wheelchairs to disabled people in developing nations.

BraunAbility, Permobil join forces to improve lives

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06/28/2016

WINAMAC, Ind. – BraunAbility and Permobil have partnered on a research project to improve the interface between wheelchairs and wheelchair accessible vehicles.

Groups promote ‘Get Out & Enjoy Life’ contest

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06/01/2016

ATLANTA – Sports ‘n Spokes, the sports and recreation magazine of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, has teamed up with Wheel:Life, a social community for wheelchair users, to promote the “Get Out & Enjoy Life This Summer” photo contest and prize giveaway.

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