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ROHO launches state-of-the-art AGILITY CARBON® back

ROHO launches state-of-the-art AGILITY CARBON™ back

ST. LOUIS, November 15, 2016 — “Carbon is the new back” is the resounding theme for the new AGILITY CARBON™ back from ROHO, a business unit of Permobil. The new back is compression-molded and lightweight, featuring a 12K flat tow weave and carbon fiber construction that combines high-strength performance with a streamlined design — using similar materials and construction to those used in Formula 1® race cars and America’s Cup yachts. The result is a precision-crafted back system that looks as great as it performs.

AGILITY CARBON sets a new industry standard for integrated hardware that is smaller, lighter and stronger than traditional hardware. The Zytel® angle adjustment discs lock into the carbon fiber to create an extremely solid backrest. When loosened, the discs allow the shell to rotate independently, providing 15 degrees of forward and rearward angle adjustment in distinct 5-degree increments. AGILITY CARBON widths range from 14″ to 18″ in 1″ increments with two contours: minimum (3″) and mid-contour (4″). AGILITY CARBON is available with three different shell heights: 10″, 13″ and 16″.

“AGILITY CARBON is a game changer, and the next building block to make our AGILITY product line the premier backrest offering available. Our goal was to design the most elegant backrest in the world, and I believe we achieved this goal with this amazing new product,” said Tom Borcherding, president of ROHO.

AGILITY CARBON is exclusive on TiLite wheelchairs until it launches across the U.S. on November 15. For more information on these new backs, visit


Founded in Sweden, Permobil has its North American headquarters in Lebanon, Tennessee. Permobil acquired ROHO, the global leader in skin protection and positioning solutions for individuals with disabilities, in April 2015 and TiLite, a leading manufacturer of innovative and customized manual wheelchairs, in May 2014. More information regarding Permobil’s storied history and complete product line may be obtained at

“Every disabled person has the right to have his or her handicap compensated as far as possible by aids with the same technical standards as those we all use in our everyday lives.”
— Permobil’s founder, Dr. Per Uddén, 1967

Patti Eischen
Marketing Manager
Efficacy and Special Projects
Permobil/ROHO, Inc.
1-800-581-3499 ext.3517
Fax: 618-277-6518

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