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Alternative Drive Controls: Single Switch Scanning and Eye Gaze

This is the 12th blog in our series about power wheelchairs. Check out the1st blog,2nd blog,3rd blog,4th blog,5th blog,6th blog,7th blog,8th blog,9th blog,10th blog, and 11th blog.Check out ourPower Wheelchair Guidefor more information about power mobility.

Our focus continues on alternative drive controls in our power wheelchair series. We know that these are technologies that allow power wheelchair users to control their power wheelchairs even when they can’t use a traditional joystick. In our last blog about alternative drive controls we discussed head array, sip & puff, and switch arrays & multiple-switch control. Today we are going over single switch scanning and eye gaze.

Abilities Virtual Interview with Chuck Witkowski & Paul Amadeus Lane

Permobil has attended and supported the Abilities Expo for a number of years. So when the event for the disability community moved from an in-person experience to a virtual experience we were excited to be a part of the first Abilities Virtual. Below is a video of the interview between the president of Permobil Chuck Witkowski and Paul Amadeus Lane along with the transcript of the conversation.

Cushion Geometry: Linear and Contoured

There are three areas to understand when choosing a wheelchair seat cushion: methods of pressure redistribution, cushion geometry, and cushion medium. Today's blog focuses on cushion geometry.

Linear

Refers to a flat seat cushion
Can be a variety of mediums (foam layers, foam with gel, air, etc)

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