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Etac builds NA biz

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Etac builds NA biz

November 12, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

TORRANCE, Calif. – Etac’s acquisition of Ki Mobility, a manufacturer of ultralight manual wheelchairs based in Stevens Point, Wis., gives the company an even stronger toehold in the complex rehab market in North America.  Etac, which has more of a presence in Scandinavia and Europe, has been building its complex rehab portfolio in North America since 2011, with Ki Mobility representing its third acquisition there,...

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Wheelchair-accessible transportation goes on-demand

October 15, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

NEW YORK – It wasn’t until Chris Pangilinan was in college at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and started using a wheelchair instead of crutches that he saw his interests in public transportation, which he was studying, and disabilities collide. Pangilinan, who has cerebral palsy and who is now the head of global policy, public transportation at Uber, recently joined the board of the United Spinal Association. He talked with HME News about advancements in wheelchair-accessible...

Chris Pangilinan, accessibility, United Spinal Association, Wheelchairs


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Motion expands in BC 

May 5, 2021HME News Staff

TORONTO – Motion, formerly Motion Specialties, a provider of mobility and home accessibility solutions in Canada, has acquired A-1 Wheelchairs Unlimited in Langley, British Columbia. A-1 Wheelchairs, a family owned and operated business that was founded in 1985, provides products and services to Langley and its surrounding communities – from Vancouver to Hope. “Building on our expansion throughout British Columbia, which began with the integration of North Coast Home Medical Equipment...

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Q&A with Vincenzo Piscopo

April 29, 2021Tracy Orzel

NEW YORK – Seventy-five years ago, a small support group of paralyzed World War II veterans banded together to advocate for themselves and others in New York City. Today that small support group has 57,000 members and goes by the name of United Spinal Association. HME News spoke with Vincenzo Piscopo, president and CEO, about how the organization is celebrating its year-long anniversary campaign and where the next 75 years will take them. HME News: Who are some of the advocates United Spinal...

Complex Rehab, United Spinal Association, Vincenzo Piscopo, Wheelchairs


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RehabPulse takes showroom online 

January 21, 2021HME News Staff

MIDDLETON, Wis. – RehabPulse, an online marketplace for mobility and home medical equipment, has launched a virtual showroom for wheelchairs and scooters. Users can book an appointment for a video conference with a support specialist to view options and customize wheelchairs. The seamless process then allows the user to check out with the click of a button. Rowheels, a manufacturer of manual, electric and power wheelchairs, launched RehabPulse to increase access...

Mobility scooters, RehabPulse, Rowheels, Wheelchairs


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Merits Health turns inward

August 3, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

FORT MEYERS, Fla. - Merits Health plans to add five inside sales reps in 2020 to increase exposure to its product line, particularly its consumer power wheelchairs.“That was the plan before the COVID-19 pandemic, and our fingers are crossed that we'll be able to do that sooner rather than later,” said Dave Jones, executive sales director.Merits Health currently has 10 inside sales reps in the field, including regional sales managers, to sell across its product lines: Merits Health, Avid...

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FODAC raises $45K for HME

May 19, 2020HME News Staff

TUCKER, Ga. - Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) raised more than $45,000 on its 20th Run Walk 'n Roll on May 9. The event, one of the organization's main annual fundraisers, was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. “We were overwhelmed by the response from our supporters who enthusiastically embraced the reformatted event,” said Chris Brand, president and CEO of FODAC. “Many nonprofits have had to postpone or cancel major fund-raising events because of COVID-19...

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Pride Mobility launches German subsidiary

May 14, 2020HME News Staff

HOVELHOF, Germany - Pride Mobility Products has launched its newest international standalone subsidiary, Pride Germany. Pride has had a presence in the Germany for more than 20 years and discussions for the subsidiary started in earnest in the fall of 2019. “We had to locate an appropriate facility, hire knowledgeable staff and create a top-notch sales force,” said Tim Murphy, vice president of European and Middle East operations and sales. “It has been with much help from staff...

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Users Unite4CRT

January 17, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - After a successful first virtual town hall meeting last summer, a group of wheelchair users has given themselves a name, Unite4CRT, and has taken a more strategic approach to sharing their stories in 2020.The group plans to host town halls on Facebook Live each month leading up to the Access2CRT Summit, March 30-31 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. February's town hall will be hosted by Jenny Siegle and will cover caregiver essentials.“Jenny manages her own...

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Broda funds seating research

January 10, 2020HME News Staff

KITCHENER, Ontario - Broda has committed to contributing CA$15,000 to fully fund the Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation Research Grant in 2020. “This is a special opportunity to work with an outstanding organization to advance the level of knowledge in an often-overlooked area that desperately needs rigorous research,” said Nick Hoffmeyer, vice president of marketing. Proposed research objectives include demonstrating the care benefits of tilt wheelchairs in long-term care; demonstrating...

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