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Permobil Acquires ROHO

Permobil Acquires ROHO

On March 24, Permobil announced its purchase of The ROHO Group, a global leader in wheelchair cushions, skin protection and positioning solutions for wheelchair users. The acquisition marks the next important step in Permobil’s strategy to become a leading healthcare company, providing innovative advanced rehabilitation solutions for people with disabilities. Permobil will continue operations at […]

Wheel Comfort for Your Feet

Wheel Comfort for Your Feet

The new Wheel Comfort padded foot rest strikes me as the intersection of two of my favorite innovation-related maxims: “necessity is the mother of invention” and “Keep It Simple Stupid.” There’s a reason everyone says those two things and it’s because they ring true. The Wheel Comfort is a simple solution to the problem of […]

The KD Smart Chair Lives Up to its Name

The KD Smart Chair Lives Up to its Name

What if I told you there is a power wheelchair that weighs only 50 pounds, folds for easy transport and offers many of the seating conveniences most power chair users expect at a fraction of the cost? That’s the pitch for the KD Smart Chair, a new, exciting offering from KD Healthcare Company, and if […]

Reinventing the Whill

Reinventing the Whill

Unless you’ve been living off the grid for the last few years, at some point or another, you’ve probably seen a social media post or read something about the Whill. It’s a mobility device designed by a team of former auto-industry engineers that aims to change the way people think about wheelchairs by offering a […]

New Track Chair Options

New Track Chair Options

Blaze your own Trax Last May we took an in-depth look at the emerging field of track chairs. If you missed it, or have no idea what a track chair is, think wheelchair meets tank: big, powerful chairs, usually with treads to help you conquer the most unforgiving terrain. Based on the responses we got […]

SCI-Related Crowdfunding Update

SCI-Related Crowdfunding Update

Hardly a day goes by where I don’t receive an email touting an upcoming or ongoing Kickstarter campaign for some sort of SCI-related crowdfunding project. In just a few years, crowdfunding has emerged as one of the most popular ways to launch new products. I honestly don’t know whether this is a good thing or […]

Movi Redesigns Hospital Wheelchairs

Movi Redesigns Hospital Wheelchairs

Hardly an issue of New Mobility goes by without news of a fancy new wheelchair model, but when was the last time you went to a hospital or care facility and saw them using anything but the drab old steel chairs with the blue or brown slingback? The image of someone uncomfortably slumped over to […]

Your Second Power Chair: What You Need, How To Get It

Your Second Power Chair: What You Need, How To Get It

Getting your first power chair can be a demoralizing process — at best you get to pick the color. Even well-meaning therapists and providers often don’t know what to expect. Until you have used it for a while, you can’t know how a power chair fits into your life. It’s then that you learn what […]

Jeffrey-Olander-3-D-Printer

3-D Printer Possibilities

Check out this report from WNCN in North Carolina — it hints at the possibilities of 3-D printing for wheelchair users. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has made all of its 3-D printers available to students for free. As seen below, that means creative students like Jeffrey Olander can now have an […]

Levaté Wheelchair Lift

Levaté Wheelchair Lift

The top shelf of items at the grocery store is a known nemesis of manual wheelchair users. So tantalizing close, yet so often out of reach. But what if there was a way to change that? What if there was an easy, safe way to boost your chair a foot off the ground? Meet Levaté. […]