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Manual Wheelchair Propulsion

Manual Wheelchair Propulsion

23/03/2021

Before a wheelchair user starts using a manual wheelchair, these key points of rear wheel position should be considered. It is essential for wheelchairs to be set up correctly and for wheelchair users to learn proper propulsion techniques. This makes manual propulsion easy - and minimizes the risk of injury.

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Managing Microclimate

Managing Microclimate

25/06/2020

The term "microclimate" was coined in the 1950s to describe any climatic condition in a relatively small area. Historically, the term has been used in a geographical, meteorological, or topographical context, but as of late it has made its way into the complex rehab industry to describe the mini-atmosphere of increased skin temperature and level of moisture at the seating interface.

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Guida alle connessioni Bluetooth di R-Net

Guida alle connessioni Bluetooth di R-Net

25/06/2020

La ”smart technology” ha rivoluzionato il modo in cui le persone interagiscono con l’ambiente circostante e conducono le attività quotidiane. In questo contesto la tecnologia Bluetooth® riveste un ruolo importante, poiché consente l’accesso al mondo delle smart technology a tutti coloro che utilizzano le carrozzine elettroniche. Questa  semplice guida spiega sia come abilitare la tecnologia Bluetooth sulle carrozzine elettroniche Quickie (equipaggiate con moduli appropriati), che le procedure   per associare la  carrozzina ai diversi strumenti di smart technology, in particolare smartphone e tablet.

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Material Selection in Cushions

Material Selection in Cushions

20/05/2020

Although cushions may look similar in design on the outside, the materials used on the inside can have a significant impact on their performance. Understanding how materials perform will improve the clinician's ability to select a cushion based on their client's goals. This article describes materials, their benefits, and the clinical considerations when selecting the most appropriate wheelchair cushion.

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Cushion Properties

Cushion Properties

19/05/2020

This resource explains the technology used in cushions and the clinical application that should be considered when choosing a cushion. Examples of cushions which demonstrate these properties are also provided, however all cushions use these properties and are key to making your cushion selection.

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