Convaid | R82 are headed to Abilities Expo New York with a portfolio of lightweight, compact-folding tilt-in-space pediatric wheelchairs – the Convaid Trekker and Rodeo and R82 Stingray. The tilt-in-space portfolio

focuses on comfort, function, positioning and portability. These pediatric wheelchairs meet the goals of clinician while also providing pleasing esthetics and ease-of-use for parents.

A brand new offering to North America is the R82 Wombat Living, an improvement on the brand’s popular Wombat. Another brand new offering is the R82 Scallop, a take-everywhere seat that has enjoyed great popularity in Europe before recently launching in North America.

This comfortable portable seating unit is made up of a flexible shell and cushion that are held together with Velcro and can be used for sitting on the floor or in a chair. When not in use, it packs into an attractive tote bag. The Scallop encourages active participation, stimulates balance without preventing movement and enables users to sit on a chair. It also provides tactile stimulation and improved seating alignment while enabling extended sitting sessions. For many Scallop users, it is the first time they are able to sit at a dining table in a typical chair.

The popular folding, go-everywhere R82 Scallop will be sold on-site during Abilities Expo for a show discount of 20%.

“Abilities Expo New York is always an exciting event for us. It is an optimal venue to showcase our growing product offerings such as tilt-in-space wheelchairs and other seating, standing, walking, transportation and bathing and toileting products. We are happy to be able to now sell the portable, versatile Scallop in North America,” said Nanneke Dinklo, Director, Marketing.

The Convaid | R82 team will be in Booth 125 from May 5-7, 2017 at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center. Attending the Expo are Etac NA President Ryan B. Williams, Convaid | R82 Eastern Region Sales Manager Stephen Ricker, Convaid | R82 Western Region and Canada Sales Manager Charles Larose,  Business Development Representatives Barry Drumheller and Dennis Wulfken.

Abilities Expo New York Metro is free to the public and will operate from 11AM to 5PM on Friday, May 5; 10AM to 6PM on Saturday, May 6; and from 10AM to 4PM, on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

For more than 30 years, Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. In addition to the New York Metro event, Abilities Expo is held in several cities throughout the United States, bringing new technologies, new possibilities, solutions and opportunities to members of the special needs community.

Convaid | R82 develop and manufacture premium pediatric products typically prescribed for children with mild to moderate involvement of the following conditions:  Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Spinal Bifida, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Cystic Fibrosis, Mitochondrial Disease, Metabolic Diseases, and Sensory Processing Disorders, among others.

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