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Permobil observes Worldwide Pressure Injury Prevention Day.

Permobil will join healthcare professionals working hospitals, rehab centers and nursing facilities across the country and around the globe in observing Worldwide Pressure Injury Prevention Day, November 17, 2016.  The day is part of an effort launched by National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) in the United States. As part of the recognition day, a…

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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…

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Scientific Advisory Board Members are invited speakers at the upcoming NPUAP focus meeting

Scientific Advisory Board members are invited speakers at the upcoming NPUAP focus meeting BELLEVILLE, Ill., November 7, 2016 — Two key members of the Permobil Scientific Advisory Board will be part of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) Research Symposium, “The Perfect Storm: Microclimate, Pressure and Shear Forces in Pressure Injuries,” November 9, 2016,…

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Dr. Amit Gefen Receives High-Profile Career Award from the WUWHS/Journal of Wound Care

Dr. Amit Gefen is the recipient of the Career Award from WUWHS/JWC. Dr. Amit Gefen Receives High-Profile Career Award from the WUWHS/Journal of Wound Care St. Louis, MO. –  October 17, 2016    Dr. Amit Gefen, Professor in Biomedical Engineering and Chair, ROHO, Inc. Scientific Advisory Board recently received the Career Award for Advances in Pressure…

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Ultrasound shown to be a viable risk assessment tool for Deep Tissue Injuries

Ultrasound shown to be a viable risk assessment tool for Deep Tissue Injuries October 5, 2016 (St. Louis, MO.)   A recent study concluded ultrasound (US) is a good, viable measurement method to assess anatomical structures and identify one of the key risk factors of deep tissue injury.  The study authors believe ultrasound examinations hold the…

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Dr. Amit Gefen in Australia

8/25/2016  St. Louis, Mo. –Permobil Australia will host Dr. Amit Gefen, B. Sc in Mechanical Engineering, MSc and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Tel Aviv University, at a one-day conference November 8, 2016 at the L’Aqua, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Park in Sydney, Australia.  Dr. Gefen’s keynote presentation is entitled “The Etiology of Pressure Injuries: …

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ROHO, Inc. Scientific Board Presents the Latest Tissue Injury Research at recent European Seating Symposium

ROHO, Inc. Scientific Board Presents the Latest Tissue Injury Research at recent European Seating Symposium St. Louis, MO.  August, 2016 – At the recent European Seating Symposium (ESS), held in Dublin, Ireland, the ROHO, Inc. Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), presented their most recent findings in a seminar, “Improving Patient Outcomes:  Bridging the Gap Between Science…

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Permobil Expanding in Canada Acquires Advanced Health Care

Effective September 1, 2016 Permobil will be taking over operations of Advanced Health Care. The acquisition is an important step for Permobil in its strategy to become the number one advanced rehab technology company in Canada, providing innovative advanced rehabilitation solutions for people with disabilities. With the acquisition, Permobil will invest to develop and further…

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ROHO Co-Authored Study Finds That Adjustability and Adaptability Are Critical Characteristics of Pediatric Support Surfaces in the Prevention of Pressure Injuries

ST. LOUIS, April 28, 2016 – A research team, including a director from ROHO Inc., a division of Permobil, recently completed two groundbreaking studies that determined that the adjustability and adaptability of pediatric support surfaces – characteristics of ROHO cushions and mattresses – are critical in the prevention of pressure injuries, which are now referred…

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