We design for ability and independence.
Clinical evidence, research and innovation are at the core of Permobil. By listening to the people who use our products and looking at the latest evidence and research, we identify what are our users needs and how can we best meet them.
Permobil has long been considered a leader within the Complex Rehab Technology with its storied history. We build on that knowledge; our designers, researchers, clinical specialists and engineers constantly explore new ideas to address those needs.
We provide evidence of the benefits of our products based on clinical research so prescribers and users alike can make informed decisions. This clinical evidence can bolster the access to funding and availability to our products and functionality.
Some think a wheelchair is just about mobility and getting from A to B, but it’s much more than that - it’s about giving a person ability.
RESNA position paper on manual wheelchairs
RESNA’s new position paper on manual wheelchairs in the Assistive Technology Journal, August 2023. The update emphasizes the importance of individualized configuration, set-up and component selection.
Scientific Publication: Manual Wheelchair Configuration in Unilateral Upper- and Lower-Extremity Propulsion
A new collaborative research publication provides important and relevant insights into the effects of manual wheelchair type and axle configuration for individuals using this propulsion technique.
Permobil White Paper: power standing update 2023
The aim of this updated paper is to describe the impact that standing can have on an individual who uses a power standing wheelchair.
Updated in 2023 from the original version published in 2021.
ICF model adapted with Quality of Life
Cases of Excellence are compiled through an in-depth interview process matched against the available literature. Here we outline the methodology behind the process.
Case of Excellence: Nora
We followed Nora when she was first introduced to the Explorer Mini and the next three months to document the experienced outcomes of the intervention.
Case of Excellence: Scott
Scott presented to Permobil his experienced outcomes of using power functions on his wheelchair such as 'standing' and seat elevation.