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RESNA's Buning on 'impassioned' finalists

February 22, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

LONDON - RESNA's Dr. Mary Ellen Buning flew to London in late November to help select the five finalists for the Toyota Mobility Foundation's Mobility Unlimited Challenge.Buning, president of RESNA's board of directors, was one of 11 judges to winnow down the field of finalists from 10 to five, with each finalist receiving a $500,000 grant to help them develop their idea further.“The thing that most impressed me was how impassioned they all were about their projects, and how some of them had...

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Toyota seeks to overcome 'market failure'

August 29, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - The Toyota Mobility Foundation has made a splash in the mobility market recently—with research that shows that current technology is outdated (and sometimes painful), and with a Mobility Unlimited Challenge that will help spur innovation.Here's what Julie Ann Burandt, global strategy and communications manager for TMF, had to say about how the foundation plans to reach its lofty goal of a “future where mobility is open to all.”HME News: What's Toyota's interest...

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Survey: Mobility devices hamper employment

July 27, 2018HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine - The majority of wheelchair users say using a mobility device has negatively impacted them while working or job hunting, according to a new survey.The survey, conducted on behalf of the Toyota Mobility Foundation, highlights the need for innovative assistive technology to help people with limited mobility succeed in the U.S. workplace, according to a press release.More than one-third (36%) of wheelchair users in the U.S. say they have been unable to work as a result of their device;...

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Study: Outdated tech a pain for wheelchair users

April 25, 2018HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine - Nine out of 10 wheelchair users in the US experience pain as a result of their device, according to a new study.The study, conducted by ComRes for the Toyota Mobility Foundation, polled wheelchair users in five countries. In November, the foundation launched the $4 million Mobility Unlimited Challenge to change the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis with “game-changing” technology."This research expresses the urgent need for innovation in this area,” said...

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