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Winter 2021
We hope your new year is off to a great start!  Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter,To the Point.

Let us know how we are doing at We welcome your feedback. 
User Stories
The Sky’s the Limit

As a student hot air balloon pilot Denise Smith-Irwin reached heights that most of us would not dare go! 

Denise was an instrumental component in the creation of a hot air balloon designed for persons with disabilities - a project that she signed up for before she became disabled herself! Denise is now an advocate for this, and other non-profit organizations. 
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Did You Know?
Wheelchair Transportation Standards and the use of Postural Supports

Bodypoint is frequently asked about the use of our products as occupant-protection devices for use in wheelchair transportation.

It's a complex issue, but the short answer is that our products are not designed to be used as occupant-protection devices. If they are part of the user’s standard wheelchair configuration providing postural support, they can and should still be worn, but it must be in conjunction with a transportation-compliant seating system.

Read more about wheelchair transportation standards and regulations here.

Pull Loops

Did you know that the Bodypoint ErgoLatch and Rehab Latch Buckles are designed with small holes so you can easily attach Pull Loops?

Our Pull Loops make it easy for individuals with minimal hand function to grab and release the buckle independently, and the easy-to-see teal color helps users instruct caregivers on what to grab to release the buckle when assistance is needed. You can purchase teal Bodypoint Pull Loops in packs of 10 or 50.
Bodypoint News
Bodypoint's Adaptation to COVID-19

Across the globe, COVID-19 has presented many challenges and has changed the way we live our everyday lives and do our work. Washington State was an early COVID hot spot, which compelled Bodypoint to take quick and decisive action to safeguard the health of our employees. These actions have not only kept us safe as COVID continues to spread, but allowed us to keep manufacturing and delivering products.

In addition to safeguarding our health, the team has noticed that these changes have improved how we communicate in some ways and that working from home has other benefits as well.  
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Former Invacare Executive Leading New Bodypoint
European Office

Exciting changes have been taking place at Bodypoint!  In August 2020, we welcomed Gustave Moot as our Director of European Sales and established our first overseas office, Bodypoint Europe BV, under his leadership. 

A native of the Netherlands, Gustave spent 17 years in product management and marketing at Invacare in various local, European and global positions. With Gustave's expertise and Bodypoint Europe BV as a regional hub, we we can now respond faster to the needs of the local markets, better support strategic growth, and even help alleviate many of the regulatory and compliance challenges faced by our European partners.

For example, significant changes are coming this spring with the new
EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR) taking effect. Gustave has been working through the many details related to that transition and will be in touch with our European partners soon to discuss the impact to them, Bodypoint's role, and the associated timelines.

“The first months at Bodypoint have been an exciting journey getting to know the organization, our distributors and all the ins and outs of the products,” Gustave says. “It has been great learning experience working through the challenges of setting up a company with all the administrative processes and required legalities. With the set-up of the BV & increased local presence, I see tremendous potential for Bodypoint in Europe and really look forward working with our partners to grow our position.” 

Read more about Gustave and Bodypoint Europe BV
here > 

Partner Updates
New Bodypoint International Distributors
Please help us welcome our new International Distributors, Seat and Move in Mexico, and Allied Medical Limited in New Zealand. Allied Medical has been a Bodypoint Dealer for a number of years, and the Seat and Move Team has previous experience working closely with our products. We believe these new partnerships will optimize our international distribution channels, and allow us to help more wheelchair users worldwide!
New Resources
Anterior Trunk Support
Usage Guide
This comprehensive, eight-page booklet provides a detailed look at the clinical applications for upper body postural supports. It reviews typical posture-related issues and offers guidance on which types of anterior trunk supports can help achieve different clinical goals.
View online >
Order a hard copy >
Download PDF >
Webinar and Training Series Archive
Thank you to all those who attended our live webinars last year!

If you missed any of them we have good news! Recordings are saved on our
YouTube channel and in the Partner Center, under Webinars  (customer login required).
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