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2013-12-02 23:04:39

Two years ago, an IED blast in Afghanistan left Army Staff Sergeant (SSG) Alex Dillmann paralyzed from the chest down. Homes for our Troops plans to brighten the staff sergeant's holiday season by building him a new home with help from local contractors, volunteers, and accessibility specialists like 101 Mobility and Harmar. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) is a national nonprofit that assists severely injured veterans and their families by raising...

2013-12-02 23:01:43

InventHelp, founded in 1984, is submitting the Genesis 1 Wheelchair Auto Lift, to companies for their review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 An inventor and registered nurse from Montgomery, Ala., doesn't believe that wheelchairs should be limitations for users. "After observing many patients becoming unintentionally injured by nursing staff and/or family members during transfer into and out of vehicles, I decided that there needed to be a more efficient and safer way...

Tongue-Controlled Wheelchair Performs Well In Clinical Trials
2013-11-29 04:44:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A clinical trial that pitted a new type of tongue-controlled wheelchair against traditional sip-and-puff models has demonstrated that the former could offer paralyzed men and women more independence than the latter. Sip and puff systems use a straw mounted to the wheelchair to execute four basic commands to drive the chair. The study, which appears in the latest edition of the journal Science Translational Medicine, demonstrated...

2013-11-20 23:25:10

Pittsburgh-based InventHelp is attempting to submit ideas, including the Foot Rest Saver, to companies in the hopes of a good faith review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 InventHelp, a leading inventor service company, announces that two of its clients, inventors from Pennsylvania, have designed a tether accessory that attaches to the back of a wheelchair and the footrest. This invention is patented. “Foot Rest Saver” tether would ensure that footrests remain with the...

2013-11-09 23:01:06

Nationwide wheelchair van and adaptive equipment dealer marks opening of 14,000 sq. ft. facility in Oakland, CA. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) November 09, 2013 MobilityWorks held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, November 8th for its new mobility van and equipment dealership located in Oakland. Mayor Jean Quan and City Councilmember Noel Gallo were on hand, along with representatives of various organizations in the community who serve people with physical challenges and disabled veterans. The...

2013-11-05 23:32:42

JustWalkers.com has announced a new scholarship program to help students with a mobility disability get a good education. Fulton, MD (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Limited mobility can be a major challenge in college. Though federal law requires all higher education programs to be physically accessible, the attitudes of teachers and the academic culture in general can be barriers to learning. Plus, most disabled students have lower incomes than their able-bodied peers. That’s why...

2013-11-04 23:23:40

Pittsburgh-based InventHelp is America's leading inventor service company, and is submitting the Stowable Wheelchair Table for their review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 "I have broken many plates and glasses trying to bring them between the kitchen and dining room," said an inventor from Glendale, New South Wales, Australia. "This is because I did not have a good way to carry them while maneuvering my wheelchair. My invention ensures that you have a better...

2013-10-31 23:00:13

Accessibility store owner Jon Tevz reports a significant sales increase in residential home elevators and lifts throughout 2013 sales. Tevz credits the rise from an ever-increasing population of people aged 65 and above. According to Tevz, when seniors install a home elevator, they can stay in their homes longer with the ability to travel between levels in their home independently. Bensenville, Illinois (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 "We are experiencing a surge in residential elevators...

2013-10-30 23:26:18

InventHelp, America's leading inventor service company, attempts to submit an invention, Products for the Handicap, to companies for review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 For all of those individuals who use various mobility aids, power failures can be a real problem. In order to assist them in these troublesome times, two inventors from Bridgeport, Conn., developed the PRODUCTS FOR THE HANDICAP. The kit lights the way so that the user can see where he or she is going. The...


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