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VA slow to repair wheelchairs, OIG finds


WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General has found that veterans waited an average of 69 days for power wheelchair and scooter repairs, more than a month beyond a 30-day timeliness benchmark set by the agency, according to a new report.

WHILL honored for innovation


SAN CARLOS, Calif. – WHILL was included in Fast Company’s annual ranking of the world’s Most Innovative Companies for 2018. The listing honors leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in business and innovation, according to a press release.

I'll take, WTH? for $200, Alex

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Having worked at HME News now for longer than I care to admit (but, it’s been 12 years), I often find myself viewing the world through the lens of home medical equipment.

Invacare seeks another move to France


ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare is considering relocating the production of Küschall manual wheelchairs from its facility in Witterswil, Switzerland, to its facility in Fondettes, France, according to a Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Jan. 11.

UPitt’s Cooper named Health Hero


PITTSBURGH – Rory Cooper, PhD, has been named a Health Hero by O, The Oprah Magazine.

FDA lifts Invacare’s consent decree

Decree has handicapped company since late 2012

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare has the green light to make and sell products again from its Taylor Street manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters here, the company announced July 25.

NSM tapped to distribute WHILL wheelchair


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility will be the exclusive national distributor for WHILL’s Model M power wheelchair, the companies announced July 24.

UPitt develops waterproof power wheelchair


PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) has designed, developed and constructed a patent-pending waterproof power wheelchair that runs entirely on compressed air.

BMW builds wheelchairs for Paralympic team


NEWBURY PARL, Calif. – BMW Designworks, the creative consultant for BMW, has collaborated with U.S. Paralympics Track and Field to design the team’s custom-fit racing chairs.

‘So comfortable he fell asleep’

ATP at Trucare customizes ultimate wheelchair for boy with CP

MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas – The story of Jairo Torres, a 13-year-old boy who cried every time he was put in his wheelchair, finally has a happy ending.