Product News

Butler Mobility Product's redesigned IPL platform. (Image courtesy of Butler Mobility Products.)
Butler Mobility Products, Lewisberry, Pa, a manufacturer of inclined platform wheelchair lifts, announces the new design of its IPL platform. This redesigned platform has an updated new look, in comparison to the more “industrial” look of the previous platform design.
Smart Check from ROHO Inc (photo courtesy of ROHO Inc).
ROHO Inc, Belleville, Ill, recently launched the Smart Check personal electronic cushion security device, with the aim of providing wheelchair users real-time feedback about proper inflation levels for their ROHO cushions.
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A product-specific hold that was placed on several Snug Seat products for the last 18 months has been lifted by the FDA, according to a statement from Scott Crosswhite, vice president of the Matthews, NC-based company.
Comfort Pack by Bed Buddy.
Dedham, Mass-based company EasierLiving has launched the Bed Buddy line of hot and cold therapy products as part of its strategy to support at-home comfort. The company reportedly developed the Bed Buddy to support consumers who are affected by seasonal aches and pains, chronic illnesses, or are recovering from surgery.
iPhone screen shot of Scoliometer app by Spiral Spine.
A new set of resources directed at the scoliosis community is available from Nashville, Tenn-based Spiral Spine, which reports the recent release of the Scoliometer by Spiral Spine, a mobile app designed to allow users with scoliosis to measure their ribcage and vertebral rotation. The mobile app is reportedly available now at Apple’s App Store.
Biodex Medical Systems' LivMD Vibration Plate.
Biodex Medical Systems Inc, headquartered in Shirley, NY, recently added the LivMD Vibration Plate to its family of Mobility Enhancement physical medicine devices. The device is designed to help improve a variety of conditions, including balance and muscle health, circulation, and posture, as well as reduce pain.
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Noraxon U.S.A. Inc announces the successful installation of its myoMETRICS laboratory in the Denver practice of Nicholas Studholme, DC. Designed to be ideal for clinical and sports medicine, the lab features Noraxon’s FDA-approved biomechanics solutions.
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A new noninvasive, nonaddictive solution for pain relief has been introduced by Norwell, Mass-based company Carex. The firm recently launched its AccuRelief line of electronic treatment products, designed to provide pain relief for the whole body, and reportedly approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
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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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Older adults often may be emotionally attached to a home in which they have resided for many years. Those homes, however, may not actually offer the social engagement and amenities an individual needs to experience an optimal quality of life.
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Algona, Wash-based EZ-Access announces the addition of the Transitions Angled Entry Plate to the company's line of threshold ramps.
The Rolyan Smart Handle from Patterson Medical provides real-time feedback of force exerted and repetitions completed during elastic band exercises.
Warrenville, Ill-headquartered Patterson Medical introduces the Rolyan Smart Handle, directed toward the needs of elastic band therapy. Smart Handle was created to remove the guesswork from elastic band exercise by delivering real-time feedback and objective measurement.
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Sunrise Medical, headquartered in Fresno, Calif, announces its latest Breezy Elegance Premium Retailer, NORCO Inc. Sunrise reports that NORCO is in the process of rolling out its introduction of the Breezy Elegance line throughout 12 strategic locations in the Pacific Northwest.
Valdeo is designed to provide motivating and game-like back training at home.
Switzerland-based company, Hocoma, has designed the Valedo Therapy Concept with sensor technology to help provide a holistic approach for back therapy at the clinic as well as continuing training at home.
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eSpecial Needs, based in St Louis, has developed the Indoor Therapy Gym as a product that can help new provide children the outdoor exercise and vestibular stimulation they need regardless of the weather.
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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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Biodex Medical Systems, headquartered in Shirley, NY, introduces the Sit2Stand Trainer, designed to help individuals practice and develop strength needed to execute the vital sit-to-stand motion. The new trainer is built to bring the benefits of sit-to-stand exercise to clients in both wellness and physical rehabilitation settings.
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A wide range of users may be getting inaccurate data from wearable activity trackers about the calories they expend. Research efforts based at the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, show that some wearables generate calorie burn data that varies from 13% to 60% of the true values.
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Irvine, Calif-based Zimmer MedizinSystems recently announced the OptonPro Class IV laser is now available in the United States. The OptonPro is described by Zimmer as a device that offers 7 Watts (7,000 mW) of peak power and touch screen menu.
WebPT, a provider of web-based electronic medical records (EMR) solutions for rehab therapists has teamed with SOLS, a 3D printing and custom mass-manufacturing company, to form a partnership that will bring 3D printed foot orthotics to WebPT's member base.