Broda funds seating research

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Friday, January 10, 2020

KITCHENER, Ontario – Broda has committed to contributing CA$15,000 to fully fund the Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation Research Grant in 2020. “This is a special opportunity to work with an outstanding organization to advance the level of knowledge in an often-overlooked area that desperately needs rigorous research,” said Nick Hoffmeyer, vice president of marketing. Proposed research objectives include demonstrating the care benefits of tilt wheelchairs in long-term care; demonstrating the care benefits of pressure reduction wheelchairs; comparing the care efficacy of tilt wheelchairs vs. standard slingback wheelchairs and/or geriatric chair seating; and comparing the care efficacy of Broda’s Comfort Tension Seating to wheelchair cushions, basic padding and slingback wheelchair seats. The deadline to apply for the funding is Feb. 28.