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2011-01-03 15:05:22

Thick gravel, mud, snow, steep ramps or hills . . . They might get a pedestrian a little dirty or out of breath, but to someone in an electric wheelchair, they could mean terrain that's simply too difficult to cross alone. To address this problem, researchers at the Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering are working on technology that will enable electric-powered wheelchairs to detect hazardous terrain and automatically adjust their control settings to...

2010-10-28 14:12:00

SALISBURY, N.C., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Salisbury resident Tim Elrod was severely injured in a vehicle accident approximately one year ago. After several months and multiple hospital stays, he returned home paralyzed from the waist down, confined to a manual wheelchair that was covered by his insurance company. One of Elrod's greatest desires was to be able to stand again, especially when the time comes for him to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding. Elrod is well known and...

2009-11-10 10:26:00

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance Seating & Mobility (Alliance) prides itself on only hiring rehab experts who have an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification through Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). However, ATPs are hard to find in today's competitive market. Alliance recently launched an internal development program for existing employee-owners at The SCOOTER Store. This program provides the...

2009-11-05 10:11:00

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Children and adults who have complex rehab needs are scattered throughout the nation. Although leading researchers are trying to find a cure for the severe physical disabilities that plague such patients, they need help living their daily lives now. To help this group of people live their lives to the fullest, Alliance Seating & Mobility (Alliance) has been included in The SCOOTER Store's partnerships with private insurers across the United...

2009-08-21 11:23:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- K.C. Clark, a complex rehab specialist with eight years of experience, has joined Alliance Seating & Mobility (ASM), an accredited, national complex rehab company. Clark is an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) in the Seattle, Wash., area for ASM (www.alliance-seating.com) to provide adult and pediatric manual and power mobility solutions for people with severe physical disabilities related to paralysis, cerebral palsy, Amyotrophic Lateral...

2009-08-18 16:05:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Rafael (Rafy) Ibarra, a complex rehab specialist with more than 19 years experience in the healthcare industry, a wheelchair user since 1983 and a 1988 Paralympic Gold Medalist, has joined Alliance Seating & Mobility (ASM), a national, accredited complex rehab company. Ibarra is an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) in the Atlanta, Ga., area for ASM (www.alliance-seating.com) to provide adult and pediatric manual and power mobility solutions for...

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2009-07-13 10:10:00

Bournemouth University's (BU) pioneering orthosis research and its use in the rehabilitation of stroke patients, was the key discussion among the academic and medical professions at the University recently.A dissemination workshop, entitled "ËœFunctional rehabilitation of the motor impaired: robotics and new directions', was led by BU's Dr Venky Dubey. Dr Dubey's research specializes in the creation of a gravity-balancing orthosis to help older people regain or enhance the use of...

2009-03-11 09:00:00

Conwell Brings 20+ Years of Experience in Complex Rehab Industry WILKES-BARRE, Pa., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- James Conwell, a complex rehab specialist with more than 21 years of experience, has joined Alliance Seating & Mobility (ASM), one of the nation's fastest growing accredited complex rehab companies. Conwell is an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) and a Certified Rehabilitation Technology Supplier (CRTS) in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., for ASM (www.alliance-seating.com) and provides...

2009-03-11 08:00:00

Fisher Brings 10 Years of Personal Experience with Complex Rehab Needs CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Fisher, a complex rehab specialist, has joined Alliance Seating & Mobility (ASM), one of the nation's fastest growing accredited complex rehab companies. Fisher is an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) in Charlotte, N.C., for ASM (www.alliance-seating.com) and provides power mobility solutions for pediatrics and adults with severe physical disabilities related to...

2009-03-11 07:00:00

Witten Brings Nursing Credentials in Two States to Complex Rehab DAYTON, Ohio, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Terri Witten, a nurse and complex rehab specialist with 10 years of experience, has joined Alliance Seating & Mobility (ASM), one of the nation's fastest growing accredited complex rehab companies. Witten is an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) in Dayton, Ohio, for ASM (www.alliance-seating.com) and provides power mobility solutions for pediatrics and adults with severe physical...


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