February the 15th, 2011
The ITF announced today that Invacare will continue its sponsorship of wheelchair tennis for a 17th successive year by becoming title sponsor of the ITF’s year-end Doubles Masters event in a two-year deal. The 2011 Invacare Doubles Masters will be held in Amsterdam on 2-6 November.
The Invacare Doubles Masters is the ITF’s flagship wheelchair tennis doubles event. First staged in 2000, the season-ending event currently features the world’s top eight men’s doubles pairs, and the top four women and quad doubles pairs. Women’s world No. 1 Esther Vergeer has been the most successful competitor, sharing the women’s title on eight occasions.
Invacare Corporation was previously title sponsor of the World Team Cup between 1996 and 2010. The European team of Invacare Corporation has overseen its wheelchair tennis sponsorship since 2008, since when the company has increased its on-site involvement and operational support behind the scenes.
During the 2011 Invacare Doubles Masters, the European team of Invacare Corporation will continue to host the successful international wheelchair tennis symposium that has been held during the World Team Cup for the past three years. The symposium is a public seminar that features a variety of guest speakers from wheelchair sport and various medical experts.
ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti said: “We are delighted that Invacare is continuing its sponsorship of wheelchair tennis. The company’s longstanding support of the World Team Cup helped it become the most prestigious event on the ITF’s wheelchair tennis calendar, and I am confident that its commitment and enthusiasm will have a similar effect on this important year-end event.”
Hans Lautenschlager, Invacare Vice President / General Manager of Commercial Operations EMEA, said: “After 16 years of World Team Cup support, Invacare has been seeking new challenges within international tennis. The Doubles Masters will give Invacare a great opportunity to continue developing ‘best-in-class’ tennis events with the ITF. Our aim is to make the Doubles Masters a long-awaited and popular date in the tennis calendar as the World Team Cup is today.”
Invacare is the global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative home and long-term care medical equipment. Invacare’s products help people throughout the world live life better.
Invacare are pleased to announce their involvement in the 3rd European Seating Symposium to be held in the New Convention Centre Dublin from 7th to 10th November 2011.
This event is now established as the leading event in Europe for professionals, manufacturers, suppliers and users of Seating & Assistive Technology.
This 2011 event promises to deliver an excellent programme in this wonderful new state of the art convention centre.
For more information please visit the European Seating Symposium Website.
The küschall® K-Series represents a break through in innovative wheelchair design, suitable for highly active people who demand aesthetic appeal together with exceptional strength and performance.
Available in aluminium, titanium and carbon, the küschall® K-Series boasts a ‘No Limits' approach, offering dynamic frames that can withstand the rigours of everyday use, suitable for even the most extreme drivers. Versatile and configurable to suit a wide range of personal requirements, the küschall® K-Series is for anyone, of any age who demands effortless mobility combined with great style. The front frame is available set at either 75° or 90° and now the new ‘adduction' frame reduces the front chassis width by 10cm, compared to the seat width, providing even greater support and better mobility.
The range comes with a diversity of frame extensions, with options that include footrests, backrests and hand-rims to name but a few of the possibilities that underline the ‘No Limits' approach to giving people options tailored to their needs.
New to the K-Series are a rounded backrest bar plus a backrest available with a two-tone upholstery finish, in black and grey. There is also an additional backrest finish, in a lighter material, and a new design for the backrest adjustment plates. Additional options to the range now include mobile phone holder and bottle holder.
Light, adaptable and design-led, the küschall® K-Series is for the person who wants something truly unique as a means of everyday mobility. This chair of choice, in a finish that is as classy as it is durable, enables them to express their personality, navigating life with absolute confidence: the hallmark of küschall®.
In addition, our Product Specialist Sharon Jones is on hand for product training for more details please call her on 01656 776216, and for demonstrations please contact your Invacare Territory Manager.
Innovative HomeFill from Invacare has scooped a 'platinum win' at the Nursing Times Product Awards held in London in November. Judged in the category of ‘Dignity and Daily Living', the HomeFill II Oxygen filling system was recognised as making a real difference to the lives of people with COPD and dependent on supplies of oxygen.
Judges were highly impressed and liked the impact the product could have on a potentially huge market that cylinders were lighter and easier to carry, they commented; "Being able to fill up oxygen bottles at home is going to make a world of difference to COPD patients."
"We are absolutely delighted to win this national award and to be recognised for our excellence and innovation in a healthcare product." commented Huw Roderick, Business Development Manager for Respiratory products at Invacare.
For more information on Invacare's respiratory range please click here.
Invacare is pleased to present the all new electronic catalogue for the Homecare range of products. This catalogue includes products from the following ranges:
In an interactive format, the catalogue allows you to find, save as a PDF and share product information via e-mail, quickly and easily. Click here to view the catalogue.
The catalogue is also available on CD by request, just contact Invacare Dublin on 01-810 7084.