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Complex rehab power wheelchair manufacturer Quantum Rehab, a division of Pride Mobility Products, headquartered in Exeter, Pa, reports it has become a Premier-Level national partner of The ALS Association.
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The SafeGait body weight support system, manufactured by Victor, NY-based Gorbel Medical, is the subject of a collaborative, multisite study that will evaluate its therapeutic effects for patients who are neurologically involved.
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Chronic pain patients will soon have a new option to help them find relief now that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved the StimRouter, from Valencia, Calif-based Bioness.
Permobil specialist discusses the Total Control Head Array as it passes through final configuration.
March 17 is the kickoff date for the “Powertrip,” 2015 Revolution Tour sponsored by mobility device manufacturer Permobil, Lebanon, Tenn. The tour has scheduled stops at 30 cities nationwide where attendees can preview and test the latest mobility products from Permobil and TiLite.
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Reykjavik, Iceland-based manufacturer of prosthetics and orthopedic devices, Össur, has entered an agreement with medical device manufacturer, Myomo, Cambridge, Mass, to sell Myomo's MyoPro orthosis technology in the United States.
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Cali Solorio has taken a role as Ottobock's marketing manager, where she will support new product introductions for the company's orthopedic rehab business. Ottobock says it will also look to Solorio to add expertise to its product life cycle management.
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As ROVI Mobility Products ramps up for the release of a new indoor-outdoor power wheelchair the company has hired Eli S. Anselmi as Director of Education, according to an announcement from the Carson, Calif-headquartered company. ROVI, the complex rehab division of Shoprider, reports that Anselmi will be responsible for developing the division's product education materials and the distribution of those materials.
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Randy Walsh, described as an industry veteran, has been tapped by Exeter, Pa-headquartered Pride Mobility Products as vice president of the company’s Jazzy and Retail Mobility Sales. The move was effective January 5.
Under the terms of a new distribution deal, Indianapolis-based EHOB, a provider of products associated with the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers, will also provide the M.A.P Continuous Bedside Pressure Mapping System (CBPM), manufactured by Wellsense, Nashville, Tenn.
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San Marcos, Calif-based University of St Augustine for Health Sciences (USA) has named James C. Harnden vice president of business administration. Harnden was tapped for the position to provide operational leadership for USA’s technology, facilities, finance, and real estate operations.
Oswald "Oz" Mondejar
Oswald "Oz" Mondejar, senior vice president of mission and advocacy at Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and Partners HealthCare at Home, based in Boston, was among 17 public members recently named by Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez to the new Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities.
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Medical device developer Cadence Biomedical, based in Seattle, recently announced Barry Hix as the company’s new chief executive officer. Cadence Biomedical is a developer of medical devices that help individuals accelerate a recovery to walking following a stroke or other neurological condition.
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A multidisciplinary group of 18 health and science professionals from five different nations are among those appointed to the Performance Health 2015 Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC). The group convenes annually to present research findings associated with several of the products offered by Akron, Ohio-based Performance Health.
Ryan Martin, who gained fame as a professional wheelchair basketball player in the United States and Europe, has entered into a partnership with Rocky Hill, Conn-based Numotion. Under the accord, Martin will contribute as a guest blogger to Nuances, The Numotion Blog.
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The International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP) is a newly formed organization whose aims include development of a global network to teach and professionalize device repair, as well as ensuring a new level of standardization, certification, and oversight.
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The manufacturer of the T2 System ankle-foot prosthetic, Bedford, Mass-based BiOM, announced it has raised $6 million in debt and equity funding, according to a regulatory filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Todd Walling has been promoted to senior vice president of sales, North American Region, at Lebnon Tenn-headquartered Permobil, according to a statement from Permobil. In his new role, Walling reportedly will be managing and setting strategic goals for the Permobil and TiLite sales force.
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Hazelwood, Mo-based mobility solution manufacturer NuMotion has taken on Warren (Bud) DeGraff as the firm's chief operating officer. DeGraff most recently served in leadership roles focused on operations and profits and loss at GE.
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North Carolina-based outpatient rehab therapy practice Compleat Rehab Sports Therapy Center has selected Clinicient’s TotalInsight integrated software and revenue cycle management service to help meet business goals.
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As the new CEO of Birminham, Ala-based Source Medical Solutions Inc, James M. Cofffin, PhD, is expected to leverage his healthcare IT expertise and lead the company forward in its growth and evolution.