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FDA lifts Invacare’s consent decree

Decree has handicapped company since late 2012

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare has the green light to make and sell products again from its Taylor Street manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters here, the company announced July 25.

NSM tapped to distribute WHILL wheelchair


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility will be the exclusive national distributor for WHILL’s Model M power wheelchair, the companies announced July 24.

UPitt develops waterproof power wheelchair


PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) has designed, developed and constructed a patent-pending waterproof power wheelchair that runs entirely on compressed air.

BMW builds wheelchairs for Paralympic team


NEWBURY PARL, Calif. – BMW Designworks, the creative consultant for BMW, has collaborated with U.S. Paralympics Track and Field to design the team’s custom-fit racing chairs.

‘So comfortable he fell asleep’

ATP at Trucare customizes ultimate wheelchair for boy with CP

MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas – The story of Jairo Torres, a 13-year-old boy who cried every time he was put in his wheelchair, finally has a happy ending.

Accessibility groups wrangle over specifics of bill


WASHINGTON – The Independent Auto Lift Dealers of America has appealed to lawmakers to tweak a bill in the House of Representatives, as well as a companion bill being considered in the Senate, that seeks to improve the provision of automobiles and adaptive equipment by Veterans Affairs.

iPush, At Home Medical donate wheelchair


CUMMING, Ga. – The iPush Foundation has named the winner of its “Wheelin’ for the Holidays” contest: 9-year-old Alexis Taylor of Plant City, Fla. As part of the online contest, iPush asked wheelchair users what they pushed for and why they needed new wheels.

Convaid donates EZ-Rider


TORRANCE, Calif. – Convaid recently partnered with Fighting for Families to surprise four-year-old Lydia Hayden, who was born with cerebral palsy, with a new Convaid EZ-Rider wheelchair.

Permobil previews new technology


LEBANON, Tenn. – Permobil is previewing the Virtual Seating Coach this week at the International Seating Symposium in Vancouver. The technology coaches wheelchair users through their seating regimen for improved compliance and health outcomes.

'Keep pushing, keep trying'

Reality TV star helps break down stereotypes

LOS ANGELES – In the years since being injured in a 2010 car accident, Chelsie Hill, 20, has spent her time advocating against distracted driving and advocating for people with spinal cord injuries.