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TIME honors Permobil’s Explorer Mini

TIME honors Permobil’s Explorer Mini

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 impairments. The Explorer Mini isn’t just about getting these children mobile now, but it’s about laying the foundations for life-long social and cognitive development.” 

Each year, TIME seeks out the top 100 products, software and services that solve some of society's greatest issues. Selections are based on originality, creativity, influence, ambition and effectiveness. 

Permobil developed the first and only powered mobility device for toddlers ages 12-36 months that provides them with on-time mobility experiences, so they can explore and engage with their world in a way that helps them continue their best development. Permobil collaborated with leading experts to design the Explorer Mini and to create a solution for this critical period when mobility and cognitive abilities develop. 

 “Explorer Mini provides young children with mobility impairments the opportunity to gain self-initiated mobility experiences exploring their environment while also promoting postural control, visual-spatial development, and supporting social and emotional benefits,” explains Ginger Walls, PT, MS, NCS, ATP/SMS and director of clinical and technical education for Permobil Americas.  

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