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Prescribing Assistive Technology for Users with Cortical Visual Impairment

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As clinicians, we always consider visual impairments when assessing for and prescribing assistive technology, but if we’re honest we often treat visual impairments as a homogenous group rather than...

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Creating Accessibility in a Shop or Retail Setting

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Imagine you’re a shopper and you go to your favourite clothes store, only to find that you can’t get your wheelchair through the newly installed turnstiles. Or you have run out of food at home and...

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Creating Accessibility in a Service Based Business

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A service-based business is just as the name suggests - the business owner sells skills rather than a product. This includes a range of business types, from plumbers and electricians, through to...

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Oh what’s in a frame? Comparing aluminium, titanium, carbon fibre and magnesium

By GTK

In this post we’re going to look at manual wheelchair frame materials, the most common being aluminium, titanium, carbon fibre and magnesium, and why wheelchairs are made from these materials. But...

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A Guide to Power Assist Devices

By GTK

A power assist device is a motorised accessory that can be attached to a manual wheelchair. It allows a wheelchair user to propel with less energy expenditure. The motor in the power assist device...

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An Introduction to Pressure Mapping

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Pressure mapping technology has been available for a few decades, but as pressure mapping systems have become more user-friendly and cost-effective, it is easier than ever to incorporate pressure...

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Tips for Introducing Powered Mobility to Children

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Introducing powered mobility to children can be quite daunting and is usually a nervous time for both clinicians and families. Clinicians want any introduction to be successful to maximise a child’s...

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The Benefits of a Retractable Docking Pin

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If you use a power wheelchair that travels in a vehicle with a docking system, a retractable docking pin might be just what you need. Most power wheelchairs are able to be fitted with a plate or pin...

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Crystal Ball Wanted…Prescribing Wheelchairs for People with Progressive Conditions

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One of the hardest parts of wheelchair prescription is working out what a person needs in the wheelchair for the years to come. For most people, we need the wheelchair to last approximately five...

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Choosing the right power wheelchair legrest

By GTK

Once you’ve worked out the best power wheelchair to suit the user’s needs, it’s time to select what type of legrests, or hangers, that the wheelchair will come with. It sounds like it should be an...

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