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Mobility: A market that's evolving rapidly

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06/25/2018

A category as deep and wide as mobility is always being influenced by various undulating market dynamics, and those influences are perpetuating an ongoing evolution on several fronts.

Study: Outdated tech a pain for wheelchair users

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04/25/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – Nine out of 10 wheelchair users in the US experience pain as a result of their device, according to a new study.

Prior authorizations for mobility devices spreads to South Dakota

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01/12/2018

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota has joined the prior authorization bandwagon, but there’s a wrinkle.

UPitt’s Dr. Cooper wins ‘Oscar’ of gov’t service

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11/21/2017

WASHINGTON – Dr. Rory Cooper has a long list of credentials and achievements, but what he’s looking forward to most about his most recent award is the platform it provides for talking about people with disabilities.

Researchers add ‘teeth’ to standards for wheelchairs

‘We want to translate standards into strategies and techniques for selecting products based on performance’
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11/10/2017

PITTSBURGH – Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have secured a nearly $5 million grant to continue their work developing standards to improve product quality and safety for wheelchairs.

Sports ‘N Spokes names winners

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11/08/2017

PHOENIX – Sports ‘N Spokes, the sports and recreation magazine of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, has announced the winners of its “Get Out & Enjoy Life” photo contest. First place goes to Ashlee Lundvall of Wyoming for her photo of fly-fishing.

Numotion’s on a mission

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10/27/2017

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Nine Numotion employees and a manufacturer representative traveled to Guatemala Oct 9-13 to deliver 100 wheelchairs and provide adjustments on an additional 20 chairs.

Numotion launches remote repair service

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09/22/2017

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Numotion now offers remote service and repair on manual and power wheelchairs. Using a secure, HIPAA-compliant app, a Numotion technician can remotely inspect and diagnose and often resolve issues over the phone through a secure video call.

Consumer mobility intensifies retail focus

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06/26/2017

With reimbursement dollars drying up for standard power chairs under Medicare, it’s no surprise that the category is becoming more retail-oriented in scope for mobility providers.

Urgency grows for complex rehab accessories

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05/19/2017

WASHINGTON – With July 1 looming, complex rehab technology stakeholders are asking everyone to step up efforts to get lawmakers to sign onto H.R. 1361 and S.

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