The ROHO Group to Unveil New Wheelchair Back at the International Seating Symposium

The ROHO Group will unveil the new ROHO® AGILITY™ Back System at the 2012 International Seating Symposium in Vancouver, Canada.

With the unveiling, The ROHO Group will offer International Seating Symposium attendees a firsthand look at the new ROHO AGILITY Back System. The unveiling will take place on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at 10:40 a.m. at The ROHO Group Booths 65 and 66 in the exhibit hall located at the Westin Bayshore.

The unveiling will begin with an introduction by The ROHO Group’s President, Tom Borcherding, and followed with a presentation by The ROHO Group’s Sr. Director of Training and Education, Darren Hammond, MPT, CWS. Following the presentation, attendees and media will be able to have hands-on experience with the new product.

“The International Seating Symposium is rapidly becoming the premier global conference for professionals around the world with a focus on seating, positioning and mobility, making it the ideal event for the ROHO AGILITY Back System unveiling,” The ROHO Group’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development Pat Chelf said.

Don’t worry if you can’t attend the International Seating Symposium. You can still sign up to receive the latest scoop on the product at agility.therohogroup.com.

The ROHO Group will also be posting updates from the unveiling on their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/therohogroup and on their Twitter account at @TheROHOGroup.

The International Seating Symposium features the latest developments in the areas of seating, positioning and mobility. Topic areas include product development, research, outcomes and service delivery. More information about ISS can be found online at www.interprofessional.ubc.ca/iss.

 

For more information, contact:
Danielle Boenisch
eMarketing & Support Surface Product Coordinator
The ROHO Group
800-851-3449 ext. 2220
mediarelations@therohogroup.com
TheROHOGroup.com

The ROHO Group Employees To Present at the 2011 International Seating Symposium

Five employees of The ROHO Group will present at the 2011 International Seating Symposium. The programs will cover clinically relevant cushion characteristics, pressure mapping guidelines and the wheelchair cushion selection process.

BELLEVILLE, Ill., (March 1, 2011) — The ROHO Group, manufacturer of support surface products for medical and consumer applications, will have four staff members presenting at the 2011 International Seating Symposium in Nashville, TN March 3-5 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center.

The International Seating Symposium is hosted by the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and includes research, training and exhibition halls regarding wheeled mobility and seating and solutions for people with disabilities. The audience is primarily clinicians, medical manufacturers, rehab equipment suppliers and educators.

University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Science will award Continuing Education Units for select educational activities. Up to 1.6 CEUs will be awarded to those attending 16 hours of training.

Pat Meeker, Senior Director of Global Sales, will present the program, ISO Pressure Mapping Clinical Guidelines — Combining Expertise and Evidence, along with Kimberly Davis from ATECH Services. The program will be held from 1-3 p.m. on March 3 and will discuss the standardized evidence-based guidelines for Interface Pressure Mapping, IPM, as deemed by the International Standards Organization.

Darren Hammond, MPT, CWS, Senior Director of Training and Education, and Tricia Henley, MPT, ATP, Clinical Applications Manager, will present the program, Choosing The Best Cushion: How Do We Really Get There?, along with Sharon Pratt from Sunrise Medical. The program will be held from 1-3 p.m. on March 3 and will discuss how to assess the differences among seating support surfaces using scientific principles. It will cover the various materials and design methods used to construct cushions.

Dave McCausland, Senior Vice President of Planning and Government Affairs, will present the program, Investigating Clinically Relevant Cushion Characteristics via Laboratory Testing, along with Mark Greig of Sunrise Medical. The program will be from 10:45-11:45 a.m. on March 4. The program will discuss the development of clinically relevant, laboratory test methods to clearly determine the positioning and skin integrity characteristics of a cushion, and the cushion’s ability to be adjusted and maintain similar performance, even when changes to weight and/or shape occur.

Bart Van der Heyden, PT, Director of European Training and Education, will present the program, The Changing Perception Towards Disability and Wheelchair Users And Its Impact on Seating Interventions And AT Provision, from 10:45-11:45 a.m. on March 4. The program will discuss how the different views on disability have created disparities among seating assessments in multiple care facilities.

The ROHO Group will also have a booth (booth 610) in the exhibition hall to showcase new products and answer any questions.

The ROHO Group specializes in shape-fitting technology, manufacturing cushioning and mattress products for medical applications as well as for recreational and commercial vehicle use.  For more information, visit The ROHO Group’s website at www.therohogroup.com or contact customer service at (800) 851-3449.

For more information, contact:
Danielle Boenisch
eMarketing Assistant
The ROHO Group, Inc.
1-800-851-3449, ext. 2220
danielleb@therohogroup.com
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http://Blog.TheROHOGroup.com
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Find the ROHO team at the International Seating Symposium

The Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, BC Canada will host this year’s annual International Seating Symposium on developments in the seating, positioning and mobility industries. The topics will range from breathing and seating, guidelines for skin management. Stop by the ROHO booth to say hello to Andy, Chris, Pat, Tom, Darren, Tricia, Dave P. and Dave M. and test out ROHO cushions and products.