Torrance, CA (July 25, 2016) –  Etac NA Marketing Director, Nanneke Dinklo, today announced  that the Pediatric Group, comprised of the R82 and Convaid brands, will be in attendance in Booth 424 at Abilities Expo Houston, to be held from August 5-7, 2016 at the NRG Center (formerly Reliant Center) in Hall E.

Regional Business Development Representative Michael Haven will showcase the Mustang, a gait trainer by R82 and three Convaid products, the Trekker and Cruiser lightweight compact-folding wheelchairs and Carrot 3 booster seat.

In addition to the featured product, information will be available on the complete line of pediatric products in the following product categories:

  • Mobility (lightweight compact-folding pediatric wheelchairs)
  • Bathing and toileting
  • Seating
  • Standing
  • Transportation
  • Walking

Both pediatric brands have extensive accessory lines to support each product category.

Abilities Expo Houston is free to the public and will operate from 11AM to 5PM on Friday and Saturday and from 11AM to 4PM on Sunday

“The Abilities Expo is an exceptional venue where parents and caregivers of children living with disabilities and mobility constraints can learn about products to help reach their full potential in mobility and daily living.  The Etac NA Pediatric Group is a one-stop provider for best-in-class pediatric products,” said Dinklo.

For more than 30 years, Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for people with disabilities, their families and healthcare professionals. In addition to Abilities Expo Houston, Abilities Expo holds several cities throughout the United States, bringing new technologies, new possibilities, solutions and opportunities to members of the special needs community.

The Etac NA brands offer pediatric products typically prescribed to individuals with mild to moderate involvement of the following conditions:  Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Duchene Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Spina Bifida, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Cystic Fibrosis, Mitochondrial Disease, Metabolic Diseases, and Sensory Processing Disorders, among others.

About Etac North America

The Etac Group offers a wide range of solutions for children and adults ranging from manual wheelchairs, advanced seating, patient transfer, bathing and toilet products. Sweden-based Etac markets their products under the Etac, Molift, Immedia, R82 and Convaid brands. Etac operates sales companies in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States with an extensive network of distributors in 40 other markets around the world.

Based in Denmark, R82 develops and produces innovative aids and appliances for special need children and young adults. These are tailored to individual needs based on comprehensive product development and clinical input. R82 prides itself on a high caliber of quality of service and customer engagement.

Convaid, the company that invented the adaptive assisted wheelchair, has helped special needs children and their families live fuller, more productive lives since 1976. Convaid produces high-performance, easy-to-use and attractive mobility products for all stages of a young person’s life, from infancy to young adulthood. Each product is custom-built to individual specifications to provide optimum comfort, safety and convenience.

Together R82 and Convaid form the Etac Pediatric Group.


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