TORONTO ABILITIES EXPO MOVES TO APRIL. KEEP CALM. THERE WILL BE HOCKEY.
Imagine everything you need, all under one roof! For nearly 40 years, Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for the Community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. Every event opens your eyes to new technologies, new possibilities, new solutions and new opportunities to change your life. Where else can you discover ability-enhancing products and services, play a few adaptive sports, learn new dance moves, attend informative workshops and only scratch the surface of what Abilities Expo has to offer?
Symposium March 20 – 22, 2019
Pre- Symposium Workshops March 18 – 19, 2019
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA USA
The ISS is the world’s leading educational conference and exhibition on the topic of Wheelchair Seating, Mobility, and Associated Assistive Technologies; attended by all stakeholders including clinicians, consumers, advocates, researchers, providers, manufacturers, and policymakers from over 30 nations. Attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 1.7 CEUs. Click here to download the program schedule.
- Over 140 sessions including pre-symposium workshops, plenary sessions, instructional courses, papers, and posters
- A 127,000 square foot Exhibition Hall with over 150 exhibitors of products and services, with both public and attendee-only hours
- Social Event at Heinz Field
- Understanding the need for a M.A.T. Assessment
- Covering all aspects of the assessment related not only to the physical assessment, but also cognition and reflexes
- Postural tendencies through the growing years
- Spine, pelvis and limb growth and development related to a seated posture
- Understanding of three point positioning
- Primitive reflexes affecting seating choices
- Gravitational forces related to postural control and positioning
Cheelcare will be teaming up with Bespoke 49 to showcase during this event to answer your questions! Our Curio powerchair for children and youth will make an excellent example of some of the discussion points above on how to use seating in innovative ways to improve the lives and independence of young people! We hope to see you there!
Come join us at one of Canada’s largest disability exhibitions! From June 15th – 16th we will be at Variety Village, 3701 Danforth Avenue, Scarborough, ON, M1N 2G2 to showcase the Cheelcare Xceed. We will also have our accessories, such as the AWARE rear-view camera and universal USB power adapter available at preferred pricing for attendees. There will be a wide variety of exhibitors present at this show, and admission is free! To find out more, visit this link: http://www.people-in-motion.com/
Thanks so much for everyone who stopped by at see us at our first US appearance at the AbilitiesExpo New York Metro, on May 4-6.
This 3 day whirlwind event was held at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center in Edison. This major event showcased products that are bound to be a sure success as this is the one of the only platforms where we can bring disabled people and their families information about high quality equipment to meet their needs, and to highlight our unsurpassed standard of design which the industry has never seen before. For nearly 40 years, the Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for the Community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. We were so happy to be a part of this glorious experience once again.
We met so many smiling faces! The Xceed was given a fantastic reception by the wonderful people who came to see us from New York and further, some driving from upstate New York just to see the Xceed. Users tried the chair and got a feel for how it drove. Some users spent hours with us testing the chair and falling in love with how it moves. The amount of suspension this chair has is always a surprise to some people, the bumps are not as jarring as a typical powerchair at all, making for a much smoother ride. The possibilities that users imagines with this chair were endless, with each person we talked to telling a story of which household task or part of their life would be a breeze if they were using the Xceed. We got to meet users who followed us on social media for a long time and were very eager to see the Xceed in person for the very first time. We also got to meet Micah Fowler, star of the TV show Speechless. He signed one of our brochures, which is super cool to have as a memory of our very first cross-border trip with the Xceed. Our line of accessories is expanding rapidly and now encompasses the entire US, as well as regularly fufulling orders from Europe and Australia. The more Abilities Expos we go to, the more fun they get!
30/04/2018-01/05/2018 Metro Toronto Convention Centre
The Accessibility Innovation Showcase (AIS) was a part of OCE’s annual Discovery Conference, which ran from April 30-May 1, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3L9, Canada. The AIS showcased and promoted groundbreaking technologies designed to improve the lives of people with disabilities, bridging many sectors and bringing together industry and entrepreneurs. We were more than thrilled to take part in this event for the second time!
This year, 35 Ontario-based companies were invited to exhibit their innovative assistive devices and technologies on the Discovery show floor, and among them some were invited to compete in a technology pitch. This brought broader awareness of the companies that exist in this niche market, provided exposure to potential private investors, and engaged the entire innovation ecosystem. This exclusive opportunity gave us unprecedented access to experts, industry, government funders, investors, engaging keynote speakers, fascinating panel discussions, networking opportunities, and an opportunity for face-to-face meetings with sector experts. We also got to meet with other inventors also seeking to break down barriers faced by disabled people and had many engaging conversations around the importance of universal accessibility. It was a thrilling event filled with meetings with wonderful individuals and other companies.
We were interviewed by Yahoo Canada’s Finance section, who were very interested by the innovative functionalities of the Xceed and its lateral, posterior, and anterior tilt functions. To view the interview, click here or visit the news section of our website. We can’t wait until the next Accessibility Innovation Showcase so we can continue to share amazing ideas with other local businesses looking to improve the lives of disabled people in Canada!
This year’s Canadian Seating and Mobility Conference was an exciting and interesting variety of topics for all of us who work in the industry of assistive technology. The Conference consisted largely of educational resources, occupational therapists, manufacturers, distributors, and business workshops.
Networking was a huge part of our Conference experience this year and we had so many wonderful conversations with old friends and new ones. We’re so excited to see the increased interest in the community through the thoughtful questions that came our way throughout the entire event. We had many people try the newest prototype of the Xceed, and want to demonstrate its many functions, such as the elevation function, seen above. The elevation also allowed a comfortable mealtime experience on the bar-style tables for our team member, who used the Xceed throughout the event seamlessly. There was a very piqued interest in our product from many dealers, with a large number of questions around when they could have the Xceed on their sales floor. There was also a very high interest from distributors and other attendees around the new line of accessories for mobility scooters and power wheelchairs, which includes the USB power adapter and the rear-view camera system. New distribution channels are in the process of being established for the line of accessories in order to bring these crafty products to the hands of users!
We hope to be able to return to this show in the future and continue conversations with the community around how the Xceed can expand the mobility of disabled users in the GTA and beyond.
Cheelcare showcased alongside Paralympians at the Accessibility Innovation Showcase, an official event of the Invictus Games Toronto on Sept 24th-26th, 2017.
The 2017 Accessibility Innovation Showcase profiled innovative accessibility technologies and assistive devices through buzzing and exciting interactive exhibits. Thousands of visitors experienced the latest technologies to help improve the lives of Ontarians with disabilities. We showcased the Xceed silver prototype for one of the first times! Motivational speakers including hilarious comedian shared stories that entertained audiences. Circus artists shared their experiences while demonstrating how technological advancements can enhance the lives of people with disabilities through incredible acts of circus arts.
The showcase brought together top innovators, investors, local and international dignitaries, government representatives and the public in what was a very successful and frankly very fun event! We hope to be featured in future Accessibility Innovation Showcases among such fantastic minds again soon!
Abilities Expo. January 19-21, 2018. At the International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON L4V 1E8
The first ever Toronto Abilities Expo was a great success! Though for nearly 40 years, Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for the Community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals, this is the first time it ever appear in the GTA. With features on exoskeletons, medical cannabis, adaptive dance, and service animals, this event blew the team away with the variety of options available to the community. This only scratches the surface of what Abilities Expo has to offer! That’s why we are planning to go back for more! We know for sure that next year we will be back at Abilities Expo TO 2018!