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AMF-Bruns: Accessible conversion for comfortable and safe transportation
From mid-2024, AMF-Bruns will be offering accessible conversions for the new Hyundai STARIA. The futuristic vehicle not only impresses with its design, but also with flexible conversion solutions that enable the safe and comfortable transportation of wheelchair users.
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Paris 2024 has chosen its Torchbearers for the Olympic and Paralympic Games
80% of the 11.000 Torchbearers between the Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relays have been informed that they will carry the meaningful fire; they are called the 'Forerunners'.
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Where can you travel with a folding power wheelchair like the Jazzy Carbon?
Thanks to many features, such as folding capability and airline-compliant lithium battery, the Jazzy Carbon, a lightweight and portable electric wheelchair, is suitable for travel. Pride Mobility has presented a wide variety of ways to travel with the Jazzy Carbon.
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Seven summits for more awareness
Hari Budha Magar, who relies on prostheses from the HealthTech company Ottobock on both sides, plans to climb the "Seven Summits", the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. With this project and as part of Ottobock's first global brand campaign #IAmAMountain, he wants to encourage more people and drive the technology forward.
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Passenger rights: Equal access to transport is fundamental
A delegation from the European Disability Forum, led by Nadia Hadad, met the Director General of the European Commission's Directorate General for Mobility and Transport, Magda Kopczynska. The meeting focused on issues such as ensuring equal access to transport for people with disabilities and guaranteeing their rights as passengers when traveling by air.
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Asian Para Games: Hangzhou 2022 cauldron lit as Games open after one-year delay
After a one-year postponement due to COVID-19, the Hangzhou Asian Paralympic Games were held from October 22 to October 28. A total of 44 National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) competed in 564 medal events in 22 sports.
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Drive Medical supports rollator gymnastics group
Ilona Traupe has founded a sports group in Göttingen that integrates rollators into its gymnastics as an aid. Drive Medical GmbH & Co. KG supports this project and donated five walkers to the SC Hainberg association for exercise purposes.
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E-trike with Easy Rider vibe: The new TRIGO UP E from HASE BIKES
The TRIGO UP E by HASE BIKES is a versatile recumbent trike designed for riders of all ages and physical conditions, offering easy access and stability with its low frame and delta trike configuration. It prioritizes rider comfort with adjustable features, and its powerful motor, ample storage options, and adaptability make it a great choice for various users and preferences.
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Compact Cargo Bike for Urban Riders: The GRAVIT CITY E from HASE BIKES
Hase Bikes introduces the GRAVIT CITY E, a sporty and agile cargo bike that's easy to handle even without cargo. It offers versatile load-carrying options and compact storage capabilities, making it suitable for various uses and storage in small spaces.
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Revolutionary head protection solution Ribcap
Ribcap is an innovative head protection solution that combines the comfort of a beanie with helmet-like safety. Its unique design offers style and protection, particularly benefiting those with medical conditions or sensitivities, and it holds value for occupational therapists seeking a safe and stylish headgear for patients in various settings.
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Introducing the QUICKIE QS5 X – over 40% energy saved with every fold
Sunrise Medical introduces the QUICKIE QS5 X, a lightweight folding wheelchair with revolutionary FreeFold design, boasting the lowest weight in its class and 40% energy savings upon folding. The QS5 X offers effortless folding, exceptional strength through proprietary technologies, and user-driven smart options for enhanced riding experience.
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Revised Regulation on Rail Passenger Rights enters into force
The updated Regulation on Rail Passenger Rights enters into force on June 7, 2023, enhancing and in some cases strengthening passengers' rights during train travel. The regulation aims to ensure consistent protection for rail passengers in the EU, particularly focusing on those with disabilities.
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Power lift chairs are for everyone
Power lift chairs from Pride Mobility offer increased mobility support at home with stylish and compact designs. They provide powerful lift functions, enhanced comfort, and luxury features like heated seats and massage functions, making them a game-changer for people with mobility disabilities or those recovering from injuries.
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Cargo meets Gravel: the new GRAVIT DUST from HASE BIKES
The new GRAVIT DUST bike can be used both as a cargo bike and as a gravel bike. It offers a light and agile ride, while still being able to carry an impressive payload of up to 200 kilograms.
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Worry-free travel with medical supplies from Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare offers a variety of medical supplies that make travel easier for people with disabilities. These include foldable wheelchairs as well as specialized medical equipment such as portable oxygen tanks, inhalers and pulse oximeters.
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Harder Than You Think and P&G Studios announce new film "Rising Phoenix: A New Revolution (w/t)"
Harder Than You Think (HTYT) and P&G Studios are collaborating to create a new documentary film, "Rising Phoenix: A New Revolution (w/t)," aimed at sparking a global conversation on disability equality. The film follows on from the success of the double Emmy Award winning film Rising Phoenix, released in 2020.
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Ottobock focuses on technical orthopaedic devices for children
Children with disabilities can lead more active and self-determined lives thanks to orthotic devices from Ottobock such as customizable wheelchairs and the Exopulse Mollii Suit. The use of state-of-the-art 3D printing technology also enables the production of lighter and more comfortable orthotic helmets for babies with head deformities.
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Sunrise Medical sponsors the UK's first step-free art trail
The company Sunrise Medical is sponsoring Morph's Epic Art Adventure, the UK's first step-free art trail, which will take place in London from June 19 to August 20, 2023. As part of Morph's Epic Art Adventure in London, Whizz-Kidz will use the trail to encourage the public, the business community and young people to imagine what a more inclusive world could look like for young wheelchair users.
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Enjoying music with hearing aids
For decades, hearing aids have been focused on improving communication by separating speech from background noise. While the technology has made strides in terms of speech, it is still subpar when it comes to music.
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Travel lighter with QUICKIE's lightest folding power wheelchair: Q50 R Carbon
Sunrise Medical Group announces the launch of the QUICKIE Q50 R Carbon – QUICKIE`s lightest-ever folding power wheelchair with a transport weight of only 14.5 kg*. The folding Q50 R Carbon is easy to transport, store and manoeuvre, providing the perfect solution for people who want to remain active and independent without the worry of heavy and bulky equipment.
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Ottobock expands commitment to sports
Ottobock is the Official Technical Partner of the World Para Athletics Championships and the European Para Championships. At both sporting events, the internationally active medical technology company will ensure that the para-athletes’ participation in the competition is secured, even if something breaks or has to be replaced on their device.
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RGK/Sunrise Medical announces sponsorship of the Wheelchair Basketball World Championships
Sunrise Medical announces sponsorship of the Wheelchair Basketball World Championships 2023 in Dubai from the 9th to the 20th of June. Through this sponsorship the company hopes to raise awareness of the sport and the tremendous potential of people with disabilities.
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Everything about electric wheelchairs: advantages, models and properties
Drive Medical GmbH & Co. KG provides information about any features of electric wheelchairs and compares them with manual wheelchairs. In doing so, it highlights the advantages and areas of application that make them important for people with limited mobility and their relatives.
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Ottobock is Official Supporter of INVICTUS GAMES DÜSSELDORF 2023
The Ottobock company is supporting the INVICTUS GAMES 2023 in Düsseldorf on site with a technical service for prostheses, orthoses and wheelchairs. In close proximity to the training and competition venues, Ottobock will be on hand with its international team and over 100 years of experience in medical technology.
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MEYRA presents the world's first folding wheelchair NANO S
The company MEYRA has produced the first folding wheelchair named NANO S. It is a folding wheelchair with open frame and removable leg supports, which stands out with its lightness and stability.
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