Come and see the latest equipment and services for the disability sector and hear from over 40 international and local industry experts on key topics at the ATSA Independent Living Expo. Two days, from May 16-17, in one great location, at the Melbourne Showgrounds.
Russ Rolte from Active Controls will show how high tech modular controls located on a power wheelchair, can be operated by a finger, hand, chin or head. The positioning of the control to a centre mounted gel platform provides a number of benefits including reducing the physical movements necessary to operate a joystick or alternative drive control.
The central position and bilateral support services are ergonomically conducive to maintaining neutral positioning of the shoulder, elbow and wrist while the chair is being driven, Active Controls CEO Michael Flowers told F2L. “We recommend addressing drive control location for every individual who is prescribed specialty seating in order to provide the benefits of each postural support system.”
With over 150 exhibitors showcasing their products the expo is an event not to be missed. And for those unable to attend this expo, there will be another ATSA show in Perth, from May 30-31.
*This article was originally published on the Freedom2Live website.