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Disability Equipment Today – by Allen Maccey

No Comments 31 January 2010

Disability equipment can be very beneficial in helping the disabled individual
to be confident despite their disability. This is significant because, unfortunately,
many disabled individuals may suffer from low self esteem as a result of impaired
mobility or other disabilities. Although these individuals may be highly intelligent,
attractive and friendly their disability may still cause self consciousness. Equipment
which minimizes the impact of the disability can help the individual to gain confidence
by giving them a sense of independence.
Those with limited mobility may be at an especially high risk for issues related
to a lack of confidence. The ability to get around is important because mobility
enables an individual to attend to simple tasks such as grocery shopping, banking,
visiting friends and even just getting out of bed and going to the bathroom
without the assistance of others. Individuals who have impaired mobility may
not be able to accomplish these tasks without the assistance of others. As a
result they may feel as though they are in some way inadequate.
Equipment such as wheelchairs, scooters and adjustable beds are just a few
of the items which can help those with limited mobility to feel more self confident
and independent. A wheelchair can be a very important piece of equipment for
an individual with impaired mobility. Some wheelchairs are designed specifically
for indoor use, others are designed specifically for outdoor use and still others
can be used both inside and outside. In selecting a wheelchair the individual
should carefully consider the purposes for which they will be using the wheelchair.
If the wheelchair will be used either exclusively indoors or outdoors it might
be worthwhile to invest in a wheelchair specifically for indoor or outdoor use.
However, if the individual anticipates using the wheelchair both indoors and
outdoors it might be worthwhile to either invest in two wheelchairs or to invest
in a versatile wheelchair which can be used in either location.
Electric
scooters can also be useful for those with limited mobility. These devices
allow the individual to enjoy activities such as wandering through the neighborhood,
shopping or visiting nearby friends. The ability to accomplish these simple
activities can have a profound effect on the self esteem of the individual.
Adjustable
beds can also be useful for those who are mobility impaired. Some individuals
may have some mobility but may be have difficulty with tasks such as getting
out of bed. An adjustable bed can be useful in this situation because it incline
and decline and also raise and lower depending on the needs of the individual.
Adjustable beds are beneficial for those who are permanently disabled but may
also be useful for those who are recovering from an injury or a surgery.
Those with hearing impairments may also benefit from the use of equipment designed
specifically for their disability. Hearing aids are beneficial because they
allow the individual to be included in conversations without the use of an interpreter.
This is important because many would likely feel as though they are a burden
if they required assistance to participate in a conversation.

Allen Maccey works and writes in Manchester and author for Disability and Health and Health Today

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Comfort And Dressing Mobility Aids – by Handy Healthcare

No Comments 29 January 2010

If getting yourself dressed is getting harder and harder, and doing up buttons and zips is becoming more difficult, then a selection of dressing mobility aids can make things easier.

Here is a list of 5 types of mobility dressing aids which are designed to aid those with limited dexterity and mobility.

1. Dressing aids such as dressing sticks, button hooks, zip pullers and zip grips can make the daily task of getting dressed much easier. There are various types of dressing stick available, but they are usually quite similar. They have a hook, or an S shaped hook at one end, and possibly another dressing aid such as a shoehorn, at the other end. They work by hooking to the clothing that you are trying to put on. This can make putting on clothing such as shirts, blouses, jackets and cardigans much easier and without the need to stretch as far. Button hooks can greatly assist when dressing one handed. The button hook passes through the button hole, and over the button to grip the thread, and is pulled through in a twisting motion. Zip pullers have a long, sometimes thick handle, which allow those with limited mobility, or a weak grip, to easily raise or lower zips. Zip grips attach to the zip, and are similar to a zip puller, and provide additional grip and leverage.

2. Sock and stocking aids allow those who have difficulties bending over, or reaching, to put on socks and stockings more easily. The sock or stocking is fed on to the aid, and the foot is inserted into the sock or stocking, which is held secure by long tapes. The sock or stocking is then pulled up the leg using the long tapes. Tights aids, using the same methods, are also available. There are other slightly different sock and stocking aids, which may be more appropriate depending on the dexterity and mobility of the user.

3. Traditional grooming products such as hair brushes and nail clippers can be difficult to use for those with a weak grip or limited mobility. Ergonomically designed long handled hair brushes and combs are available for those who have difficulty using traditional brushes and combs. Depending on the model, the brush or comb may fold into its handle, similar to a Swiss Army Knife, to make the brush or comb pocket sized. Table top nail clippers are useful for those with mobility or dexterity problems. These nail clippers may have a light, or a magnifying glass, or an emery board fitted, depending on the model, and can be operated one handed even by those with a weak grip or limited mobility.

4. There are various mobility products available to ensure foot comfort, such as specialist socks, toe separators and insoles. Socks for diabetics, are totally ridgeless and have flat seams and have an elastic free top. They are both smart and traditional looking, and so are suitable for everyday use. Toe separators are available to reduce pressure and friction between toes and can protect corns, calluses and other foot ailments. Some types of toe pads are available with mineral oil in them to soften and lubricate the skin. Shock absorbing insoles can help to prevent aches and pains in the feet, legs and back. They work by evenly distributing energy, and rebounding to their original thickness.

5. Once dressed, staying warm can be a problem for some people. There are hot water bottles and wheat packs that can be warmed in a microwave oven and some have the additional therapeutic benefits of lavender. Warm packs and collars can help to ease back and neck pain without additional medication. Heated seating pads, similar to electric blankets, are also available and can provide warmth to any area of the body.

These are just a few examples of the range and variety of mobility dressing aids that are available. Why not see if there’s something that could make your daily living easier?

For more information about Mobility Aids and Disability Aids, Healthcare Products and Occupational Therapy Supplies, please visit Handy Healthcare

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Buy Electric wheelchairs online – by Rolf Rasmusson

No Comments 28 January 2010

Buy Electric wheelchairs online

Electric wheelchairs mobility for virtually any type of disability.

Innovations have made control of electric wheelchairs manageable for everyone. Today, manual and electric wheelchairs have become a physical extension of the rider. But it wasn’t until 1979, when an anti-trust suit was settled, that an era of competition and design innovation began resulting in better pricing and greater mobility in both manual and electric wheelchairs.
Today we can find lightweight, transport, ultra light wheelchairs along with ramps and lifts. Now sleek sports models are used in competition as formal leagues for basketball, tennis, racing and many other sports are developed for users of manual and electric wheelchairs.

An estimated 2 million Americans use mobility products and/or motorized scooters. For some, obstacles such as stairs, elevated curbs and rocky terrain may no longer pose such a steep challenge.

The Food and Drug Administration has approved what is being called the SUV of electric wheelchairs. The iBOT, priced at $29,000, can climb stairs, bound up curbs, and glide through gravel, sand and grass. It can even elevate a seated passenger to reach the top shelf at a grocery store.
You’ll be able to easily find manual and electric wheelchairs as well as sports model wheelchairs that support a variety of activities and lifestyles. Comfort, quality and affordability are attributes that we know are important to users and that is what you’ll find as you shop for electric wheelchairs and wheelchair accessories in the online store.

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Berbee Releases Hosted Exchange Hosted SharePoint and Hosted Mobility Services – by Angie Lingk

No Comments 25 January 2010

Berbee Information Networks Corporation, a leading Midwest provider of technology for business, announced its Mobility Services for Hosted Exchange. Berbee’s Hosted Exchange Mobility Services supports all Microsoft Wireless Windows-based devices including Smart Phones, PDAs, and BlackBerry® Handheld Devices. (PRWEB) January 17, 2006 — Now users can have access to their email and calendar “any time, any where” with a supported hand held device. Berbee’s Hosted Exchange Mobility Services will help organizations stay connected via technologies that integrate phone, text messaging, browser, and organizer applications – which include Microsoft’s Outlook 2003 client, Outlook Web Access 2003, Outlook Mobile Access, Active Sync, and BlackBerry® Device support. This leading wireless connectivity solution provides access to email, notes, calendaring, tasks, contacts, and documents. Hosted Exchange Mobility Services will provide clients a predictable cost and a readily available, full-featured email and calendaring solution. End users will have connectivity any time and any where. Hosted Exchange Mobility Services is offered only with Berbee’s Hosted Exchange. “The addition of Hosted Mobility to our Hosted Exchange and Hosted SharePoint solutions allows Berbee to provide a robust, best in class collaboration system that will enhance our clients’ productivity and overall ROI” said Liz Eversoll, Vice President Microsoft Practice, Berbee. Hosted Exchange Mobility Services is the most recent addition to Berbee’s Hosted Exchange and SharePoint Solutions. Hosted Exchange provides full Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 functionality to clients for a low fixed monthly fee. Hosted SharePoint offers document management based on Windows SharePoint Services and is integrated with Hosted Exchange providing single sign-on capabilities. About Berbee Selected as Cisco’;s 2004 Global IP Communications Partner of the Year and Microsoft’;s Midwest District Partner of the Year, Berbee provides the essential components for driving sustained business growth using technology. Services offered include data center solutions, networking infrastructure, and high-value application services. Clients have come to rely on Berbee’;s expertise in emerging technologies and the integration of those technologies into their business environments. Berbee is among a handful of companies worldwide to achieve top partner designations with Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco. Berbee has offices in Madison, Milwaukee, Appleton, Wausau, Minneapolis, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Chicago, Indianapolis, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. Additional information about Berbee is available at www.berbee.com. For additional information contact: Berbee Information Networks Corporation, Angie Lingk, Product and Sales Specialist 608.298.1145 https://www.hosted-applications.net

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Are Electric Scooters any faster? – www.cheapmobilitystore.co.uk – by cheapmobilitystore.co.uk

No Comments 23 January 2010

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There is no doubt that a scooter electric can you obtain some share, but the question in way in which quickly it can go be something which deserve the discussion. To often populate the subsistence this false stage which because electric scooters were designed mainly for one or the other the old people and the handicapped people, it cannot take speed. It is where they are wrong.

While the electric scooters are not as fast as the scooters supplied with gas, they are not influence badly placed the ingredient of rag. The fact of notoriety, some electric models of scooter can be as quickly as more than ten miles per hour. Thus if you think of organizing an electric race of scooter, you are not embarrassed. See the consideration of an electric scooter is rather new, not many people accept it considering a certain means of transport.

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The majority among us are still wedged with the concept of wheel chair thus we do not note really the electric scooters because additional subjected but a version improved of a wheel chair in a smarter articulation and of hip. It is almost the hour to give the world which the electric scooters are more than what the majority perceives of them. The speed of the electric scooters and their total execution would not owe betoken ever underestimated.

To give the dense circulation being to test nowadays, which true being not to show sign to radoucir any time soon, to be able to find that to have an electric scooter and to go to charge with being a most useful decision to never let make. The electric scooters are not simply considering those with limited mobility. As a perfectly healthy circumstance can benefit from an electric scooter.

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Moreover, the fact that the electric scooters should not any more antic go quickly relieves, especially at the same time of the rising fuel prices out of oil arrow too. And while the material increases to the top of our invoices of electricity, the majority of the people see that as small price with the stipend for the enormous blow the electric scooters brings Po. The electric scooters are a very practical purchase. In fact, they could even be more practical than buying a car.

Body does not protect you from the rain, however. But if you look at to obtain some share quickly, you can always hope on an electric scooter to serve its racket.

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