Category: Accessories blogs

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Is the Headrest Just an Accessory?

When prescribing a wheelchair and seating system there is usually discussion on what are blanket-branded as accessories. When we look at the definition of an “accessory” we find:   NOUN – a thing which can be added to something else in order to make it more useful, versatile, or attractive. “a range of bathroom accessories”  synonyms: attachment · extra · addition · add-on · retrofit · adjunct ·…

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Reducing Barriers to ROHO Cushion Set Up

ROHO have been manufacturing pressure redistribution surfaces to assist wheelchair users and those at high risk of pressure injury for the past 49 years. This week’s blog looks at how and when the SmartCheck may be used to assist in cushion set up and ongoing use. Setting up a ROHO Cushion Historically, initial set up…

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International Wheelchair Day and Accessibility

This week’s blog celebrates International Wheelchair Day and looks into the fundamental concept of accessibility and inclusion. March 1st 2008 was the first International Wheelchair Day, founded by Steve Wilkinson and has been celebrated on this date every year since. The day has recently gained more traction and provides an opportunity for wheelchair users, their…

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Lucy & Her Amazing iPad: Mum’s Interview

See our blog about iOS 13 and the amazing new accessibility function here. Today we’re talking with Lucy’s mum, Cherisse. Check out Lucy’s interview here. Last week we started our incredible story about “Lucy and her Amazing iPad” with an interview with Lucy about how she uses improvements in technology to complete school work, play…

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Lucy & Her Amazing iPad: Lucy’s Interview

See our blog about iOS 13 and the amazing new accessibility function here. Today we’re talking with Lucy about using the built in Bluetooth on her Permobil F3 Corpus power wheelchair. You have read our overview on some of the new options available on iOS 13, relating to the different adaptations that can be made for physical…

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Travel – Essential AT for Two Different Locations

In 2019 I was fortunate enough to travel to two very different destinations, Portugal and Thailand. Despite the differences between the two destinations, there are a few pieces of assistive technology that helped me make the most of these two trips. To begin with, Portugal. Portugal has been on our list of places to go…

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The Pushtracker E2 – First Impressions

Last month saw the release of a long-awaited update to the SmartDrive, the all-new Pushtracker E2! If you’re looking at a power assist option for the first time, or you’re an experienced user of the SmartDrive with the previous Pushtracker, you might ask “why make the switch? What makes the Pushtracker E2 a must-have?” After…

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To pommel or not to pommel: A look at adduction points of control

Historically known as a Pommel or an Abductor, the new ISO terminology to describe this product parameter is a medial thigh support. This support can be independent of the seating (attached to the seat pan of the mobility base) or built into the cushion through the contours of the cushion itself. Abduction and adduction of…

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