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Merlexi wheelchairs stand the test of water

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07/25/2016

Not so long ago, it might have seemed odd to suggest that a wheelchair user should cool off in the pool on a hot day without first transferring to a lift.

But that was before the Craft Liberty 1, made by Merlexi Craft was on the market.

Call for common sense

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07/25/2016

WASHINGTON – Tucked into the Office of Inspector General’s recent Mid-Year Report for 2016 is an investigation to determine the potential savings Medicare could achieve by renting complex power wheelchairs for 13 months instead of purchasing them.

Outcomes tool reveals trends in assistive devices

Developers call for increased participation to solidify results
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07/22/2016

ARLINGTON, Va. – More than a year after U.S. Rehab launched the Functional Mobility Assessment tool to a select group of its members, the results are in—sort of.

Joint mobility conference breaks records

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07/15/2016

ARLINGTON, Va. – The decision to combine two mobility-related conferences involving three organizations has paid off, organizers say.

‘So comfortable he fell asleep’

ATP at Trucare customizes ultimate wheelchair for boy with CP
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07/08/2016

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.

It’s go-time on wheelchair accessories

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07/01/2016

WASHINGTON – It’s a tough year to push legislation through Congress, but things are lining up nicely for stakeholders trying to permanently stave off reimbursement cuts to accessories for complex manual and power wheelchairs.

Q&A: Legislation is tough but necessary

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06/21/2016

Peter Thomas, who coordinates policy for the ITEM Coalition, a group that builds support for policies that will enhance access to assistive devices and technologies, will speak at the upcoming RESNA/NCART 2016 Conference, July 12-15 in Arlington, Va.

Google backs wheelchair tech

Center for Discovery hopes to launch indieGo by end of 2017
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06/21/2016

HURLEYVILLE, N.Y. – Google has awarded a $1.125M grant to the Center for Discovery to create an open source power add-on that will turn any manual wheelchair into a power wheelchair.

Apple debuts wheelchair app

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06/17/2016

SAN FRANCISCO – Among the fanfare during the keynote address at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on June 13 was the announcement that an upcoming free software update for the watchOS will include an app specific for wheelchair users.

NMEDA responds to opponents

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06/07/2016

TAMPA, Fla. – A bill that seeks to standardize how lifts are provided to veterans has been “misinterpreted” by its opponents, according to the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association.

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