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Hybrid Drive Wheel Power Wheelchairs: Feature Matching to Client Needs

Hybrid Drive Wheel Power Wheelchairs: Feature Matching to Client Needs

Make a drive wheel choice for a power wheelchair – front, mid, rear, or hybrid – and you're potentially defining how well this chair will work for a client. It's one of the most important factors to consider, as it will impact the chair's performance over obstacles, on hills, at higher speeds, and on uneven terrain. Of course, it will also affect access at home, during transportation, and all the places that our clients want to go: school, the workplace, and into the community.

8/17/2020

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Choosing the Right Wheelchair Cushion

Choosing the Right Wheelchair Cushion

As I gained a little experience and became more familiar with the cushion options, I realized I had started to develop my "favorites" and "go-to cushions." Eventually, I began making recommendations based on patient goals and understanding the unique benefits of each cushion. As a clinician working with individuals with disabilities, you may find yourself in a similar position when you determine that the patient you are treating needs a permanent wheelchair and seating system.

7/24/2020

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Power Wheelchairs and the Internet of Things (IoT), Part 2

Power Wheelchairs and the Internet of Things (IoT), Part 2

A more complex level of environmental control falls inevitably within the scope of domotics, that is, the range of information technology solutions designed for private homes. Domotics aims to create a real "smart home" nervous system, making it more flexible and adaptable to the needs of the home dweller.

6/18/2020

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Case Story: Maria S.

Case Story: Maria S.

When Maria was a young child, she was in a car accident that resulted in multiple fractures and an incomplete paralysis. She lost sensation below her waist and had only some active movement of her legs.

6/1/2020

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