Powered mobility devices assessment and cognitive impairment: a systematic review

Powered mobility devices assessment and cognitive impairment: a systematic review

20/11/2019

Often, when we evaluate a powered mobility device (PMD) for a child with disabilities, as well as motor issues we must also consider cognitive issues. Many clinicians ask themselves how to get around these issues, and often ask certain questions:Can children with cognitive impairments access these mobility technologies? Are there tools that can help clinicians in the evaluation of powered mobility devices? What are the tricks you can use to personalise the power wheelchair (PWC) and improve safety?This position paper aims to answer these questions via a systematic review of the scientific literature, and accompanying discussion of the results.

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Can powered wheelchairs really support 24 hour positioning?

Can powered wheelchairs really support 24 hour positioning?

01/11/2019

Is a separate static seat the best answer to daytime postural management? Sometimes. But, sometimes the seating functions of modern high specification powered wheelchairs can meet a client’s postural management needs. Where powered seating is a suitable option for primary seating throughout the day, the client can achieve additional benefits of less transfers, more independence and a reduction in the overall amount of equipment in a home environment.In this printable PDF infographic, one of the members of Sunrise Medical UK’s clinical team shows how current clinical guidelines can support the use of powered seating to meet postural management needs. 

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Seating and Wheelchair Angles

Seating and Wheelchair Angles

09/07/2019

Provide support in the most posturally aligned comfortable position.  However, there may need to be compromises for supporting optimal levels of active movement for functional tasks.

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