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RESNA publishes standard for travel 

October 12, 2021HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA has published the new AT-1 Standard for Assistive Technology for Air Travel. This standard specifies requirements and test methods for efficient and safe handling and storage of many different types of assistive technologies (AT) for passengers with mobility impairments on aircraft. “Many mobility device users travel by air but are discouraged from doing so because of the high incidence of damage that presently occurs to mobility devices during air travel,”...

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ISS reschedules Pittsburgh event

August 26, 2021HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH – The International Seating Symposium at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh has been rescheduled to Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2022, due to the COVID-19 Delta variant. Pre-symposium workshops will take place Jan. 29-30, 2022. “With aggressive vaccination programs being implemented in many countries, we are hopeful that moving to a later date will maximize the number of attendees, presenters and exhibitors who are able to safely participate in person,” show...

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ISS 2022 cancelled

July 14, 2021HME News Staff

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Sunny Hill Health Centre has cancelled the International Seating Symposium scheduled for March 2022 in Vancouver, British Columbia, due to “uncertain times” and the decision by its conference partner, Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE), to close. “The future format and way forward for ISS Vancouver is still under discussion,” Sunny Hill stated in an announcement on its website. “More information will be forthcoming.” The...

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Abilitech Medical seeks participants for study 

May 19, 2021HME News Staff

MINNEAPOLIS – Abilitech Medical, which makes an assistive technology device that helps restore use of weak upper arms called the Abilitech Assist, has begun recruiting people with muscular dystrophy for a study. “The amount of progress in research and the increase of clinical treatments for neuromuscular diseases in the last 15 years has been incredible,” said Dr. Molly Stark, physical therapist at the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center at the University of Minnesota...

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AAH updates: Breast Pump Policy Coalition, ‘Triple A’ Act 

May 11, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare will host an exploratory call regarding breast pump policies, legislation and regulations on May 27 at 1 p.m. EST for both members and non-members. AAHomecare seeks to determine the critical needs and concerns of the space and whether the association should form a Breast Pump Policy Coalition. Topics of conversation will include: eliminating sales tax; developing a white paper on standardizing coverage of breast pumps and supplies across...

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Control Bionics partners with Numotion

April 26, 2021HME News Staff

NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia – Control Bionics, a global assistive technology company specializing in speech-generating devices, has partnered with Numotion to increase access to its Trilogy product line of customized augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) solutions. “Control Bionics is passionate about helping clients find their ‘voice’ and regain control of their lives,” said Neale Java, CFO of Control Bionics. “We’re excited to be partnering...

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RESNA to hold virtual event 

February 1, 2021HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA will hold its annual event virtually July 7-9. “The RENA 2021 Virtual Conference will bring together assistive technology professionals from a variety of disciplines to exchange ideas about the latest innovations and research helping with disabilities lead independent, healthy lives,” the organization stated. RESNA will announce the conference program in the coming weeks and will kick off registration in late February. The organization also held...

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ISS reschedules for Oct. 26, 2021

October 7, 2020HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH - The 37th International Seating Symposium, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, has been rescheduled for Oct. 26-30, 2021, in Pittsburgh. The main conference will begin on Oct. 28 and end mid-day on Oct. 30. Pre-conference workshops will take place Oct. 26-27. “We attempted to confirm that the revised schedule does not directly conflict with other events; however, the October 2021 dates are the only option to reschedule the 37th ISS,” said Mark Schmeler, associate professor/vice...

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RESNA calls for presentations

October 7, 2020HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. - RESNA has put out a call for presentations for its 2021 Annual Conference scheduled for July 7-10 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. Its submission system will open on Nov. 1 at noon ET, and it will accept proposals through Nov. 20 at 11:59 p.m. ET. RESNA seeks presentations that deliver current information, have a well-organized structure that stimulates and facilitates learning, and include discussions that draw on the expertise of participants. It's accepting...

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Adaptive Switch Lab receives RESNA award

September 30, 2020HME News Staff

ELYRIA, Ohio - Adaptive Switch Laboratories, a division of Invacare, has received a RESNA Leadership Award. The award recognizes an agency, company, association or university for its significant contributions to the advancement of the field of assistive technology and rehab engineering. “I am pleased that ASL has been recognized by our peers as a leader in leveraging technology to make meaningful improvements in the lives of those with disabilities,” said Joost Beltman, Invacare's senior...

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