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Amazing story

May 4, 2012Elizabeth Deprey

I have to admit it: I'm one of those people whose heart goes pitter-pat when I see babies, kittens and puppies. Certain commercials make me tear up. I could be considered a softie. One of my favorite things about covering mobility is seeing all these amazing stories about how getting mobility equipment has helped someone achieve their dream or do something incredible. (You know this if you follow me on Twitter, since I can't resist tweeting these stories when I find them.) Liz forwarded me one of...

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On the Editor's Desk

'Wheelchair mobility at the tip of the tongue'

January 26, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Here's a cool story, "Wheelchair mobility at the tip of the tongue," that appeared on CNN's Web site yesterday. It's about a tongue drive wheelchair that's being developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology. The reporter describes the technology this way: Once he mastered the commands, researchers fitted his tongue with a small magnet, no bigger than a piece of rice. The magnet works like a mouse pad, with the tongue as the cursor. Move the tongue forward and it sends a wireless signal to six...

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CNN: Power soccer 'catching on'

December 2, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

I had never heard the term "power soccer" until I met Kevin Williams, a 31-year-old wheelchair user, earlier this year. Basically, it's a sport played with an over-sized soccer ball by wheelchair users with guards on their feet. Williams LOVES power soccer. Well, CNN says the sport is "catching on." It produced this story on power soccer last week (see below). Check it out to learn the story of a power soccer player who left France to promote the sport here in the United States and another player...

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It's a video war!

July 22, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

NRRTS took to YouTube yesterday to respond to a CNN report that claims Medicare overpays for wheelchairs. Liz Beaulieu

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CNN: Medicare overpays for wheelchairs

July 21, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

The mainstream media (and whoever has their ear) has impeccable timing when it comes to haranguing the HME industry. CNN aired a segment last night about how the answer to Medicare's problem of overpaying for wheelchairs is national competitive bidding. This just as the industry works to get a bill introduced to eliminate the program (We reported in yesterday's NewsWire that the bill is "imminent."). Liz Beaulieu

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Executive Session

Invacare hits the trifecta

June 15, 2009Mike Moran

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