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Outcomes tool reveals trends in assistive devices

Developers call for increased participation to solidify results
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07/22/2016

ARLINGTON, Va. – More than a year after U.S. Rehab launched the Functional Mobility Assessment tool to a select group of its members, the results are in—sort of.

Joint mobility conference breaks records

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07/15/2016

ARLINGTON, Va. – The decision to combine two mobility-related conferences involving three organizations has paid off, organizers say.

‘So comfortable he fell asleep’

ATP at Trucare customizes ultimate wheelchair for boy with CP
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07/08/2016

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.

It’s go-time on wheelchair accessories

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07/01/2016

WASHINGTON – It’s a tough year to push legislation through Congress, but things are lining up nicely for stakeholders trying to permanently stave off reimbursement cuts to accessories for complex manual and power wheelchairs.

Q&A: Legislation is tough but necessary

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06/21/2016

Peter Thomas, who coordinates policy for the ITEM Coalition, a group that builds support for policies that will enhance access to assistive devices and technologies, will speak at the upcoming RESNA/NCART 2016 Conference, July 12-15 in Arlington, Va.

Google backs wheelchair tech

Center for Discovery hopes to launch indieGo by end of 2017
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06/21/2016

HURLEYVILLE, N.Y. – Google has awarded a $1.125M grant to the Center for Discovery to create an open source power add-on that will turn any manual wheelchair into a power wheelchair.

Apple debuts wheelchair app

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06/17/2016

SAN FRANCISCO – Among the fanfare during the keynote address at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on June 13 was the announcement that an upcoming free software update for the watchOS will include an app specific for wheelchair users.

NMEDA responds to opponents

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06/07/2016

TAMPA, Fla. – A bill that seeks to standardize how lifts are provided to veterans has been “misinterpreted” by its opponents, according to the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association.

GAO emphasizes smallness of accessories market

‘The report is really the best we could have hoped for,’ Bachenheimer says
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06/03/2016

WASHINGTON – Mobility stakeholders say they now have backup from the Government Accountability Office.

GAO releases report on accessories

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06/01/2016

WASHINGTON – Accessories for complex power wheelchairs might account for a relatively small share of Medicare utilization, but they account for a much larger share of total spending, according to a highly anticipated report published June 1 by the Government Accountability Office.

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