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J4 HD: The newest in Single Power HD


The newest base in Single Power HD has arrived. Quantum's new J4 HD Power Chair is now available, offering a 400-pound weight capacity and optional Q4 HD Power Tilt. This chair is coded Group 2 Single Power HD, K0837.
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Natural gait: New Ottobock patent simplifies prosthesis control


New measuring technology, sensors or interfaces – advanced technology is often behind changes that are barely noticeable to the naked eye. Patents ensure the appropriate recognition of the scientific effort behind them. The health tech enterprise Ottobock was recently granted a patent for a simpler sensor system to control prostheses and orthoses.
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Stay up to date: Pride mobility and quantum rehab launch app


Pride Mobility and Quantum Rehab have launched PQ-365, a new one-stop app for wherever you go, whenever you need it. PQ-365 includes everything Pride and Quantum-related, designed for providers and clinicians.
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HASE BIKES Tech Support launches video tutorials


Since last year, HASE BIKES has been moving forward towards more digital forms of customer communication: Its new tech support videos are aimed at both dealers and end customers.
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Low-tech devices for independence in old age


The pandemic has exposed weaknesses in nursing homes, causing many families to rethink whether to keep an aging parent at home instead. Now a new study by UC San Francisco has found that many elderly Americans lack the basic self-care equipment that could enable them to live at home longer, postponing the need to move into residential care facilities.
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Researchers develop hybrid handbike


Unlike the classic bicycle, the handbike is powered by the arms and is one of the most popular pieces of sports equipment among paraplegics. The new hybrid "BikAble" design, developed at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), combines the functions of the sports apparatus and the wheelchair.
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