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Day of Shared Learning 2020 Call for Speakers

The Irish Posture & Mobility Network (IPMN) will be hosting their Day of Shared Learning event on the 6th March 2020 at Trinity College Dublin. This will be done in conjunction with Engineers Ireland Biomedical Engineering Division, Seating & Mobility Interest Group. At this time we are inviting speakers to submit their presentations if they would like to to present [...]

By | September 22nd, 2019|Events, Future Events, IPMN Events, News|0 Comments

UCD Centre for Disability Studies announcement of the 2018 Discussions in Disability seminar

UCD Centre for Disability Studies is delighted to announce our annual Discussions in Disability seminar for 2018. This year the seminar will address the topic of Assisted Decision Making. The seminar will take place in UCD Belfield campus on Monday 27th August 2018. Guest speakers include: Áine Flynn, Director of the Decision Support Service in [...]

By | July 23rd, 2018|Events, News|0 Comments

Two very inspiring videos on the future of bionic arm technology!!

The first video features 'Iron-man' star Robert Downey Junior presenting a low cost yet very dynamic 3D-printed bionic arm to a seven year old boy Click here for video: The second video is about an up and coming actress who is delighted with her new custom sized bionic arm, allowing her to now do things [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|News|0 Comments

The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology creates the International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP)

The International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP) The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology has been awarded a grant from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to develop the International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP). ISWP will be built around a federation of regional and international Affiliate Members and Partners which [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|News|0 Comments

School of Health Sciences

Masters in Seating and Posture Management and a Masters in Advancing Practice in (Allied Health Profession Speciality) The School of Health Sciences at the University of Ulster offers a suite of modules for clinicians with an interest in the field of seating and wheelchairs. These modules are: Seating for complex disabilities Pressure ulcer prevention and [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Masters in Advanced Healthcare Practice & Graduate Certificate Programmes

The Department of Clinical Therapies is accepting applicants for its MSc in Advanced Healthcare Practice and Graduate Certificate Programmes including two new programmes: Graduate Certificate in Posture, Seating and Wheelchair Mobility Across the Life Course (in partnership with SeatTech Enable Ireland) Graduate Certificate in Global Health Our graduate certificate programmes also include Pain, Neurological Rehabilitation, [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|News|0 Comments

ISO 16840-3

Wheelchair seating - Part 3: Determination of static, impact and repetitive load strengths for postural support devices. This International Standard has now been published and is available from the International Standards Organisation. It refers to the testing of postural supports for use in wheelchairs – belts and harnesses. Under EU regulations all CE marked products to which this [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Graduate Certificate in Posture, Seating and Wheelchair Mobility across the Life Course

Description This new certificate will be offered from September 2014. The programme (30 ECTs) must be completed in one academic year. Full-time students (autumn or spring enrolment only), complete their 4 modules in one semester. Part-time students (autumn or spring enrolment), complete their 4 modules in one academic year. All 4 modules must be successfully [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Change to Guidance on Mobility Vehicles

The British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) has for some time been engaging with the Department for Transport regarding changing the rules on weight for mobility vehicles, and Ray Hodgkinson met with Transport Minister Norman Baker to discuss this. New guidance has now been issued this week by the Department for Transport, which includes a maximum [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Best Practice Guidelines (BPG)

Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) 1 – 5 are now available via a link on our Resources page. These guidelines have been developed in conjunction with interested parties throughout the world and reflect a consensus view on best practice in the specified area of practice. The guidelines are hosted by Posture and Mobility Group in the [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|News|0 Comments