Latest Wheelchair Stories

2013-12-10 23:28:37

QuickMedical, a national leader in the distribution of medical supplies and equipment, is the first distributor to offer the innovative, space-saving Detecto 7550 Wall Mount Fold-Up Platform Wheelchair Scale. Issaquah, WA (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 QuickMedical announces the release of the new Detecto 7550 wall mount wheelchair scale. The Detecto 7550 is an innovative and unique wheelchair scale useful for a variety of health facilities where space is at a premium including nursing homes,...

2013-12-06 23:04:25

InventHelp, based in Pittsburgh, is attempting to submit this idea, the Crossover Mobility Chair, to interested companies for their review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 "My husband has only one leg, which makes it difficult for him to get around," said an inventor from Hemingway, S.C. "I designed this alternative wheelchair to be smaller, lighter in weight and more maneuverable." She developed the CROSSOVER MOBILITY CHAIR to provide a more convenient way...

2013-12-04 23:02:15

Any scooter or recliner purchased through Christmas Day will be $200 off the regular price. Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 Advanced Driving Systems, a retailer and servicer of chair lifts, handicap vans and lift recliners, is holding a sale on scooters and recliners throughout the month of December. From now until Dec. 25, any scooter or recliner purchased will be discounted $200. Advanced Driving Systems offer a variety of products, including Pride scooters, Golden Technology...

2013-12-03 23:33:27

DETECTO’s new USA-made model 7550 wall-mount wheelchair scale features a unique fold-up storage design that saves space when not in use. With its spacious 32.3-in W x 33-in D (82-cm W x 84-cm D) folding platform extended, the 7550 easily accommodates most wheelchairs. Webb City, MO (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 DETECTO’s new USA-made model 7550 wall-mount wheelchair scale features a unique fold-up storage design that saves space when not in use. With its spacious 32.3-in W x 33-in D...

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...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.