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2012-11-26 16:24:44

SHORT HILLS, N.J., Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and Tilt-A-Rack launched a national contest in which individuals living with paralysis can win a free power wheelchair. The contest is open for submissions now through Jan. 18, 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100511/REEVELOGO) Entries will be accepted from a person living with paralysis or from a friend or family member of the person who would benefit from the...

Advanced Exoskeleton Gives People With Paraplegia More Independence
2012-10-30 15:05:37

Vanderbilt University [ Watch The Video ] The dream of regaining the ability to stand up and walk has come closer to reality for people paralyzed below the waist who thought they would never take another step. A team of engineers at Vanderbilt University´s Center for Intelligent Mechatronics has developed a powered exoskeleton that enables people with severe spinal cord injuries to stand, walk, sit and climb stairs. Its light weight, compact size and modular design promise to...

2012-10-26 04:03:35

Ottobock's Robby Bathing Support offers a lightweight and ergonomic support solution for bathing children with special needs. Available in two sizes, this bathing support adapts optimally to the body proportions of the child. With the ability to be re-tightened, the trough-shaped net upholstery ensures stable side guidance and a low pelvic position which helps to keep the hip bent while preventing over-extension, and achieving optimal relaxation for the user. Elberton, GA (PRWEB) October 25,...

2012-10-17 07:31:34

MIAMI, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The concept for a unique company, Special Needs Group, sprang from a travel agent's need for special request medical items for cruise passengers leaving from South Florida. Five and a half years ago, CEO Andrew J. Garnett literally began the business of "Delivering an Accessible World(TM)" (-) the company's corporate trademark, in his Florida bedroom, at the request of a travel agent whose clients needed oxygen and wheelchairs for their seven-day...

2012-09-19 23:04:03

People with Disabilities can save up to $5,000 off on select wheelchair accessible minivans. Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2012 MobilityWorks of Pasadena, a leading provider of wheelchair accessible vehicles and driving systems, will give buyers a limited-time opportunity to get instant savings on VMI Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Town & Country and more during its 72-Hour Mobility Marathon sales event, September 20th — 22nd. Save up to $5,000 off on select wheelchair accessible...

2012-09-18 23:01:36

Performance Mobility in Denver, Colorado announces Second Annual Customer Appreciation Day on Thursday, September 20. Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 18, 2012 Performance Mobility in Denver, Colorado, a leader in the sales, service and rental of handicap vans and wheelchair lifts, announces Customer Appreciation Day on Thursday, September 20th, 2012 from 11 AM to 7 PM.     Performance Mobility invites current and new customers to attend as guests of the dealership in...

2012-09-13 23:02:02

Performance Mobility in Portland, Oregon announces Customer Appreciation Day to show appreciation to current and new customers. Portland, OR (PRWEB) September 12, 2012 Performance Mobility in Portland, Oregon announces Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 10 AM to 4 PM. The entire Performance Mobility staff is very excited to host the open house with the opportunity to show current and new customers a great time and appreciation for their loyalty and business....

2012-08-31 23:01:34

Producers are set to introduce audiences to universal design concepts that are increasing accessibility for persons with disabilities. Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2012 The producers of In Focus with Martin Sheen are pleased to announce an upcoming report exploring how universal design concepts are being incorporated into the American home. In Focus with Martin Sheen is an independently produced television program airing on public television stations around the country. The show is...

2012-08-23 06:25:52

ATLANTA, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- AllMobilityScooters.com, the web's go-to resource for all things related to powered mobility, understands the unique and specially adjusted lifestyles the wheelchair bound live. To better serve its customers, the site is adding a blog written by and for members of the scooter-driven community. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120823/CG60804) When a person becomes dependent on an electric wheelchair or power scooter, their entire life...

2012-08-14 06:27:42

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association presents the 2012 Independence Expo-Orlando, the region's premier lifestyle-enhancing Expo for people with disabilities of all ages, exploring health, mobility, work, travel, and recreation. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/MM82757LOGO The Independence Expo-Orlando is free and open to the public. The Independence Expo-Orlando will be held on Friday, August 24th & Saturday, August 25th...