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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...

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...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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