Morph(TM) Wheels Wins 2013 Popular Science Best of What’s New Award in Health
First-Ever Foldable Wheelchair Wheel Enhances Mobility for Disabled
WAYNE, N.J., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Maddak, Inc. today announced Morph(TM) Wheels, the first-ever foldable wheelchair wheels, received the 2013 Popular Science Best of What’s New award in the Health category. The awards were announced in the December issue of the magazine on newsstands November 12(th). Each year, Popular Science reviews thousands of new products and chooses the top 100 winners across 12 categories for inclusion. Morph(TM) Wheels were chosen for their significant innovation and advancement of wheelchair functionality.
“We’re honored to receive such a prestigious award from Popular Science,” said Kathleen Hanek, Director of Operations and Product Management at Maddak, Inc. “Morph(TM) Wheels were created in true collaboration with the wheelchair user community and we’re proud to have developed a product that addresses a real need.”
Morph(TM) Wheels transform the daily lives of wheelchair users by increasing their mobility and freedom. They fit all manual wheelchairs that accommodate a wheel with a quick release axle and will not fold as long as the release axle is inserted through the wheel hub. When folded, the compact size makes them particularly convenient for travel. For instance, they can fit into the overhead bin of an airplane, reducing the potential for damage. It also increases accessibility to car travel as the wheels can fit into cars of any size including small compact cars and taxis. For more information visit Morph(TM) Wheels and www.morphwheels.com.
“The Best of What’s New Awards is our magazine’s top honor, and the 100 awardees are selected from a pool of thousands. Each winner is handpicked and revolutionary in its own way. Whether they’re poised to change the world or simply your living room, the Best of What’s New awardees challenge us to the see the future in a new light,” said Cliff Ransom, Executive Editor of Popular Science.
Maddak, Inc. manufactures products that simplify the tasks of daily living – eating, drinking, dressing, grooming, bathing, toileting – for seniors, people with disabilities and people undergoing rehabilitation. The company mission is to provide quality products that enable people to maximize their independence and remain active despite any limitations they may face. Marketed under the Ableware® brand name, the Maddak product line includes over 500 products sold through medical and hospital supply centers, pharmacies, homecare centers and internet outlets. Established in 1971, Maddak, Inc., headquartered in Wayne, NJ is the largest U.S. manufacturer of assistive devices, clinical modalities and home healthcare and rehabilitation products.
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