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Fold fast, go far: Carbon fibre folding powered wheelchairs

Fold fast, go far: Carbon fibre folding powered wheelchairs

15.09.2023

Propelling a manual wheelchair is tough. Whilst the configuration of a manual wheelchair makes a huge impact, many people benefit from additional powered options to go everywhere they want in a day. Add-on power is one option. But these aren’t right for some people who need a mobility boost. In these situations, a folding powered wheelchair can be a practical tool.

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Et klinisk perspektiv på elektrisk seteløft (engelsk tekst)

Et klinisk perspektiv på elektrisk seteløft (engelsk tekst)

16.12.2021

As technology and design continues to develop, wheelchairs and power seat options have also evolved. Whilst it can be tempting to order a power wheelchair with every option available, it is important as a clinician to understand what the clinical benefits of each power seat function are in order to ensure appropriate scripting and justification – especially when funding is being sorted.

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Elektrisk rullestol med ståfunksjon: Vurder alle målsetninger (Engelsk tekst)

Elektrisk rullestol med ståfunksjon: Vurder alle målsetninger (Engelsk tekst)

23.04.2021

It's easy to look at power wheelchairs with a standing function and be amazed by the technology. After all, the opportunities an independent, mobile standing position can offer a client, from functional, clinical, and social emotional standpoints, can be life-changing. But we must also consider what our clients need the PWC to do when it isn't standing, and how postural needs change between standing and sitting. 

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Viktigheten av fotavtrykk og venderadius på elektriske rullestoler (engelsk tekst)

Viktigheten av fotavtrykk og venderadius på elektriske rullestoler (engelsk tekst)

23.03.2021

When the first mid wheel drive (MWD) power wheelchair was made available to wheelchair users, it revolutionized the world of power mobility. I can still recall the first in-service I attended on a MWD powerchair back in 2001 while working with pediatric clients in Washington, D.C. At that time, the MWD technology was still relatively new. My clients typically lived in small row homes or apartment buildings with tiny elevators where turning radius and maneuverability were essential. Providing a powerchair option with a small turning radius and more intuitive drive allowed for more individuals to seriously consider power mobility as an option for independent mobility.

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Ta kontroll: ideer for økt suksess med standard joystick (engelsk tekst)

Ta kontroll: ideer for økt suksess med standard joystick (engelsk tekst)

13.05.2020

One of the areas that has evolved greatly over the years has been the way in which a user accesses the drive control of the power wheelchair. The creation of alternative drive controls such as head arrays, switches, mini-proportional joysticks, etc. have all opened up the world of independence through power mobility to individuals who are not able to use a standard joystick. However, there are some circumstances in which utilising a standard joystick is preferred for a variety of reasons.

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