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    Folding Commode-Shower Wheelchair Can Dramatically Improve Lives

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    A new folding, commode-shower wheelchair developed by Milwaukee and Tampa VA researchers, addresses a clear need of the more than 200,000 people with spinal cord injuries and other individuals with disabilities in the United States.



    Newswise - A new folding, commode-shower wheelchair developed by Milwaukee and Tampa VA researchers, addresses a clear need of the more than 200,000 people with spinal cord injuries and other individuals with disabilities in the United States, most of whom require a special commode wheelchair for personal hygiene.

    The wheelchair is the first commercial product collaboratively designed by researchers at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), the Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in Milwaukee, and Tampa, and the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. It address the serious problems of injuries and falls posed by current commode-shower wheelchairs while adding esthetic design and function that can significantly improve the quality of life for these and other wheelchair-bound patients.

    The wheelchair's development was funded by $230,000 in merit grants from the Merit Intramural Research Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington DC, and jointly patented with the Medical College of Wisconsin Research Foundation. A commercial version of the wheelchair will be displayed for the first time on Oct. 26, 2004, at the Medtrade show in Orlando. The wheelchair will be produced commercially by Activeaid, Inc., located in Redwood Falls, Minn.

    According to Joseph Hill, Ph.D., director of the Medical College of Wisconsin Research Foundation, "This unique collaboration
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    Folding Commode-Shower Wheelchair Can Dramatically Improve Lives

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    A new folding, commode-shower wheelchair developed by Milwaukee and Tampa VA researchers, addresses a clear need of the more than 200,000 people with spinal cord injuries and other individuals with disabilities in the United States, most of whom require a special commode wheelchair for personal hygiene.

    The wheelchair is the first commercial product collaboratively designed by researchers at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), the Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in Milwaukee, and Tampa, and the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. It address the serious problems of injuries and falls posed by current commode-shower wheelchairs while adding esthetic design and function that can significantly improve the quality of life for these and other wheelchair-bound patients.
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