The Daily Gazette published a story about yesterday’s adaptive golf clinic, held by Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital at Stadium Golf Club in Schenectady. At the clinic, Sunnyview therapists helped patients use its newest piece of equipment, the Paramobile – a motorized wheelchair that shifts and bends to allow its user to stand upright.
From the story:
As Mark Boucher sat in his motorized wheelchair at a golf tournament in January, a man approached him and asked “do you play?”
“I thought he was being a smartass, but I looked, and he had a titanium leg,” said Boucher, who lives in Ballston Lake.
A short time later, the man set Boucher up in a Paramobile, a motorized wheelchair that shifts and bends to allow its user to stand upright.
“It was the first time I’d seen my wife eye-to-eye in five years,” Boucher said. “It was a life-changing event.”
Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital hosted a Paramobile demonstration Wednesday morning at Stadium Golf Club in Schenectady. Sunnyview staff, along with Anthony Netto, who co-created the technology, showed patients and bystanders how the machine worked and explained how it can provide physical, emotional and mental benefits.
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