Exhibitor Press Releases

Exhibitor Press Releases

  • VELA at the OT-show

    29 Oct 2018 VELA

    Assistive technologies can make a huge difference in the everyday life of people with disabilities, as they enable execution, activity and participation in everyday activities. This also applies to the VELA Chair, which is a device developed by VELA in the 1970s, which has become popular in many homes by providing people with disabilities with greater independence.

    VELA Chairs is a series of ergonomic chairs designed for people with disabilities. All chair models support and increase the user’s level of activity, ability to function as well as their independence in performing activities at home and work, and each has different characteristics.

  • Domestic lifts specialist Stiltz Homelifts will be presenting its wheelchair-accessible lift, Trio+, at The Occupational Therapy Show, NEC Birmingham on November 21-22.   The Stiltz Trio+ Homelift is ...
  • Special Yoga techniques provide invaluable practises to support the work of occupational therapists and other paediatric professionals. The techniques we use and teach create further potential for increased abilities in children with special needs across many areas, including sensory input, communication, speech and language, physical and energetic alignment, and reduction in anxiety and associated behaviours.

    The practises also bring profound wellbeing and stress reduction for the occupational therapists themselves, which in turn improves the efficacy of the sessions with children.

    Our training programmes are bespoke and created following detailed consultation with clients so that the training outcomes meet the specific needs and requirements of occupational therapy teams and their service users.



    Droplet - Creating real change in hospitals & care homes

    Dehydration is responsible for thousands of hospital admissions in the UK every year with dehydration thought to be the cause of one in ten GP consultations for tiredness and fatigue.

    In care home and hospital trials Droplet increased daily fluid levels by more than 60%, equivalent to over ½ litre more each day. The benefits of this were two-fold – it improved the health & wellbeing of patients & residents but it also supported carers in understanding the hydration levels of those in their care.

    Developed in partnership with over 100 Healthcare Professionals and supported by NHS England, Droplet features soft flashing lights and gentle voice messages that remind the user to take a drink. You can also record your own comforting messages – providing a reassuring and familiar voice for loved ones when you can’t be there.

    With a contemporary design that mimics the familiarity of the cups and mugs we use at home, Droplet provides a dignified and supportive way to hydrate that puts the control back into the user’s hands.


  • This Best Product award  from the BHTA which is the UK’s oldest and largest healthcare association, came on its 100th anniversary awarded to Guldmann for the new GHZ in-rail hoist.

    The award recognises a product that meets the demand for innovation, proven success in line with objectives set within development and improves quality of life.

  • On stand B42 at The OT Show, Precision Rehab will be exhibiting the UPnRIDE and Sunrise Q700 UP M powered wheelchairs both of which have recently been added to the company’s product portfolio.  Complementing the UPnRIDE and Q700 UP M will be the Paravan PR50, Paravan PR30 Evo II and the Paravan Piccolino, which features a very low to floor seat height of 38cm with an option of 36cm.

  • The OT Hub: Who we are + what we do

    25 Oct 2018 Jamie Grant - Managing Director
    The collaborative, Member-led information platform, with a mission to enhance patient, client, practitioner and student support. Used in over 130 countries.   Needs To openly share ideas and resources ...
  • Introducing the new VIP2 folding tilt in space wheelchair which is now available with recline. 

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) formerly Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is a poorly understood condition which affects many people in the UK and across the globe is a painful and debilitating neuropathic condition that affects approximately 5% of all injuries that occur. According to research CRPS affects 1 in 3,800 people in the UK which is approximately 15,000 newly diagnosed cases every year, which doesn’t account for those who may have been undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.

    It isn’t as rare as you think, therefore all healthcare professionals should be able to identify the condition, know its signs and symptoms and be able to formulate a treatment plan. As a charity we raise awareness about CRPS amongst the public, health & legal professionals by providing awareness sessions, so diagnoses can be made quicker & treatment started more rapidly.

    November is CRPS awareness month and so it's a perfect time for you to develop your professional skills and learn about a condition you may never have heard of!

    Come and speak to the team at Stand H52 to learn more about the condition and how to access our CRPS awareness sessions for HCPs.

  • After visiting the Gartec Home showroom, Nicky, James, 4 year-old Isla and their Occupational Therapist chose the 6000 home lift for adapting a new extension in Windlesham for Isla’s progressive genetic condition, Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP).

    The Gartec Home 6000 lift is a hugely versatile lift, offering a large size for electric chairs, 410kg capacity, and doors on multiple sides which meant the lift didn't have to open in Isla's bedroom.

    It was important the lift didn't look like a 'disability product' to keep their home feeling like a home. The 6000 was finished in glass and white to match the new extension.

    “Having the lift is already making day-today living so much easier and moving between floors is now stress-free”

    Nicky, James and Isla are thrilled with the lift and Isla loves to show her friends. Gartec Home maintain the lift for the family.

    Want to know more? Contact Gartec Home on 01296 397100 or visit www.gartechome.com.

  • Brotherwood, the UK’s leading Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle specialists, reached a historic milestone – converting and supplying their 5000th new WAV to yet another delighted client. 


    The gleaming Obsidian Black Mercedes-Benz V-Class with Brotherwood’s unique ‘Klastar’ lowered floor conversion was delivered to the Wilkinson family, who can now enjoy comfortable journeys in and around their home town of Southampton and further afield. The Brotherwood conversion enables daughter Sophie to travel inclusively as part of the family, whilst seated in her bespoke wheelchair.

  • Etac R82, a division of the respected Scandinavian Etac Group, will be debuting an outstanding range of pioneering mobility equipment solutions and educational programmes at OT Show 2018.

    (OT Show, Stand C70, NEC, 21-22 November).

  • Abacus, the trusted specialist in accessible bathing solutions for disabled bathers, will be unveiling the latest addition to its proven range at the OT Show – the new Gemini 2000 variable height bath.
    (Stand J40, NEC, 21-22 November).

  • ADS provide the very best in door automation solutions, making access to homes and businesses more convenient.  Almost any type of door can be automated. Subject to the existing door being in good con ...
  • HD in the Community. Enhancing care for all.

    16 Oct 2018 Helen Gutteridge

    HD in the Community. Enhancing care for all.
    Specialist manufacturers of moving, handling and enablement equipment for over twenty-five years , our Community Range has grown and developed around your needs - whether you are an OT, Physiotherapist, Community Nurse, District Nurse, Carers or living in your own home and requiring assistance in making daily living a little bit easier.


  • Lewis Reed prides itself on providing a fantastic fit, funciton and finish with regards to it's converted vehicles.

  • TGA will be showcasing why its award-winning wheelchairs, powerpacks, powerchairs and mobility scooters deliver enhanced postural support and moving and handling advantages at The OT Show.

  • Cognitive Aids to promote independence

    11 Oct 2018 Lauren Frost

    What is Handi Calendar? How can an app on a phone help someone to become more independent and understand time or help them to process an activity like packing a bag for school or work?

    Based on over 40 years of experience and supported by research evidence Abilia's cognitive aids can improve someones quality of life by increasing their independence.

  • MemRabel 2 has helped thousands of people to live more independently through, the use of personalised memory prompts set as daily alarm reminders. MemRabel 2 has over 100 pre-installed videos, photos and voice reminders, which cover typical daily living reminders such as medication, daily routines, home safety and appointments.

  • Abacus, the trusted specialist in accessible bathing solutions, will be launching its integrated BioCote antimicrobial technology at the OT Show – now available in its Gemini 1700 and 2000 baths (Stand J40, NEC, 21-22 November).Abacus, the trusted specialist in accessible bathing solutions, will be launching its integrated BioCote antimicrobial technology at the OT Show – now available in its Gemini 1700 and 2000 baths (Stand J40, NEC, 21-22 November).

  • New innovative range of beautiful clothes, designed to make life easier for women who like to look good but find high-street fashion a challenge to wear, is now endoursed by Joanna Lumley
  • Symphony are launching Freedom at the Occupational Therapy Show (Stand B70) at the NEC in Birmingham this year. Freedom is an exciting multi-generational accessible kitchen concept where each and every kitchen embraces specialist design features and the latest kitchen styles. Freedom has been designed with the user at the forefront and addresses the recommendations from the Approved Doc-M 2015 (ADM) and Wheelchair Housing Design Guide 2018 (WHDG).

    Developed in partnership with Adam Thomas, the UKs leading expert in accessible kitchen design, Freedom by Symphony is leading the way in designing for an individual’s requirements as well as the growing number of multigenerational households.

  • Shaun Masters, OT and Trusted Assessor, will be delivering a series of engaging assistive bed-based educational CPD accredited presentations on the Theraposture stand at the OT Show (B41, NEC, 21 and 22 Nov).

  • Working in conjunction with Abacus, Kate Sheehan and Simon Murnane, Occupational Therapists, will be delivering OT Show seminars focusing on the justification of an accessible bath to ensure positive occupational outcomes.

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