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Short takes: Active Controls, QS/1, EZ-DME

March 1, 2017HME News Staff

Sewell, N.J.-based Active Controls has released a 20-page catalog featuring all of the products it offers. The 2017 Reference Guide includes new products like the Modular Harness Mounted Chin Controls and the Eclipse Trays featuring Stealth-linked driving technologyÖBill Cobb, the CEO of Spartanburg, S.C.-based JM Smith, which operates QS/1 and other healthcare companies, will retire after 41 years. His successor will be named soonÖFDS has named Michael Ziegler vice president, product and client...

Active Controls, EZ-DME Billing Solution, FDS

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Technology advances fast in complex rehab

January 22, 2016John Andrews

Complex rehab is a market where rapidly advancing medical technology is intersecting with drastically improving manufacturing techniques. The level of sophistication of various mobility and therapeutic equipment offers new and better options for patients, which should be good news for providers, manufacturers say.“The advances we are seeing are numerous,” said Doug Francis, principal and co-founder of Drive|DeVilbiss Healthcare in Port Washington, N.Y. “We're seeing products that...

Active Controls, Complex Rehab, Drive|DeVilbiss Healthcare, Matrix Seating USA, rovi mobility products

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Joystick armrest poses medical risk, says study

January 7, 2016HME News Staff

ELKINS PARK, Pa. - A new research study has found that central driving has several benefits over traditional armrest mounted joysticks. “(Armrest mounted joystick controllers) force a change in body posture and weight distribution with deleterious effects over time,” said Alberto Esquenazi, director of the Gait & Motion Analysis Laboratory at MossRehab, which conducted the study using Active Controls Central Drive System. “When operating a PWC with an armrest mounted drive control,...

Active Controls, Central Driving, wheelchair. joysticks

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Active Controls, Quantum Rehab expand strategic alliance

September 12, 2014HME News Staff

SEWELL, N.J. - Active Controls alternate drive controls are now available pre-assembled on Quantum Rehab power wheelchairs as part of an expanded strategic alliance between the two companies. The line of midline specialty controls includes head arrays, chin controls and mini-proportional joysticks. “All of them are fully compatible with our Q-Logic line of electronics, so the expansion of our alliance makes applications even more seamless for our providers,” stated Jay Brislin, vice president...

Active Controls, Complex Rehab, Quantum Rehab

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Active Controls clears hurdle

February 28, 2014Liz Beaulieu, Editor

SEWELL, N.J., and EXETER, Pa. - A strategic alliance announced last week will make it easier for providers to offer Active Controls products on Pride Mobility/Quantum Rehab power wheelchairs.Per the alliance, providers can order a Pride/Quantum power wheelchair with, say, an Active Controls JoyBar already installed.“That was the greatest hurdle we had in the U.S. market,” said Jordan Flowers, general manager at Active Controls. “Providers were reluctant to install the products themselves...

Active Controls, Jay Brislin, Jordan Flowers, Pride Mobility, Quantum Rehab

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Active Controls launches website for PMD products

February 13, 2013HME News Staff

HADDONFIELD, N.J. - Active Controls, a developer of power mobility device (PMD) technology, is introducing a website to highlight its range of products for PMDs, Jordan Flowers, COO and general manager of Active Controls, told HME News. The site,, features information and videos on Center Drive System's JoyBar and ReJoy drive controls, as well as the PowerBuddy USB charger. The website also features an easy-to-use instant quote feature for the Center Drive System products,...

Active Controls, Center Drive System, Mobility, PMD

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Scooters ready to ride the HME retail road

December 28, 2012John Andrews

For mobility providers looking to enter the HME retail parade, market specialists recommend they march in with both feet and follow the scooters.As competitive bidding, strict qualifying rules and declining reimbursement levels have combined to edge many providers out of the Medicare program, it may just be the push some companies need to pursue a cash-oriented business model, says Cy Corgan, director of corporate sales for Exeter, Pa.-based Pride Mobility.“Through adversity comes opportunity,”...

Active Controls, Golden Technologies, Pride Mobility, Retail, scooters

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