Latest Wheelchair Stories

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,...

2012-09-19 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...

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