2016年12月10日

聯合報新聞: 沒大學畢業別亂修輪椅 當心被罰50萬

http://udn.com/news/story/9/2159791



【醫療器材管理法草案】議題討論

針對 衛生福利部食品藥物管理署2016-12-05 公告 「醫療器材管理法草案」事宜,
草案內容:

首先康揚對於政府機關對於醫材產業規範的重視相當樂見,因專業及安全一直以來也是康揚秉持的第一考量。從產品研發生產至輔具的適配選購,再到售後的維修服務,每一個環節都毫不鬆懈、擇善固執。

正因深知使用安全對於身障朋友的重要性,專業維修部分康揚始終有所堅持,多年來於康揚總部培訓專屬的維修技師團隊,並結合全台最廣的銷售通路建置引以為傲的專業維修網,目前已於全台設立14家的專業原廠授權維修中心,只為給選擇康揚的使用者們一份我們永遠都在的承諾。

政府規範法令的用心我們收到了,但同樣也希望政府聽聽相關產業的意見,是否如同新聞報導「沒大學畢業別亂修輪椅 當心被罰50萬」,擬以大學學歷設為條件門檻,文憑是否真能與專業技術畫上等號? 低風險醫療器材不再採取查驗登記而只須上網登錄對產業及使用者可能造成的影響? 醫材產業責任提升與監督之規範、制定技能認證制度及配套措施等等,開放與產業的溝通討論相信能讓法令更加完善。

康揚公司誠心邀請大家於康揚臉書留言表達自己對於此草案的意見,並承諾將積極的與相關單位溝通。團結力量大,群眾一同發出的聲音定能被政府聽到,讓我們一起為保障自身權益的相關法令而發聲吧!

2016年11月18日

An Indomitable Survivor - Story of a Karma User

My name is Po-Wei Huang from Taiwan, and I’d like to share my story with you.

I lost both of my legs and right hand due to a serious explosion accident on June 27th of last year, and the remain left hand was also severely injured.
 
I miraculously survived under numerous times of surgeries and was finally discharged from the hospital. I gradually restored some body movements after many difficult and painful rehabilitation courses, and was able to handle things in daily life by using a manual wheelchair with help from family members and social workers. Soon I started to imagine the days that I’d be able to handle things by myself with limited assistance from others, which is why I started to seek for a suitable power wheelchair. 




















My first test-ride of power wheelchair was a rental from Karma, and I was really impressed by its comfortability and stability. The joyful feeling of moving around on my own again was indescribable, and I never wanted to get off from it until the last minute of its return time. Therefore I’ve decided to purchase a power wheelchair, and started to try out different brands of power wheelchair. 

Lightweight wheelchair is my first priority owing to living space limitation. I’ve tried many different brands and hope to find the most suitable one, but I soon found out during the early trial period that maintaining my body balance is the most challenging part due to my body gravity is differed from normal people since I’ve lost my legs, and this serious problem could lead to a dangerous and deadly fall. Other wheelchair companies had attempted to increase the front-end weight by securing with sandbags but did not succeed. 






















Fortunately, Karma’s professional customized design team is capable of fixing this problem, which is why I decided to choose a power wheelchair from Karma. The model I’ve chose is called “eFlexx”, which is a newly launched lightweight power wheelchair by Karma in 2016. “eFlexx” is characterized by lightweight, foldable and ellipse-shaped frame design, carried lithium battery is light and easy to disassemble. This battery can be simply removed from chassis to refill the energy without moving the wheelchair to socket.




















The custom-made service has significantly improved the gravity issue by lengthening chair body, the R&D team also adjusted the armrest and backrest, changed the power controller to the left hand side for me. Every adjustment of this wheelchair fulfills my need, and it is indeed a wonderful “custom made” experience.  


































Thanks to Karma for making me feel safe with my first power wheelchair, and I know I’ll always be supported by the whole Karma crew and can always rely on them.

2016年11月7日

不設限的悠遊未來,黃博煒的易遊體驗!



我是黃博煒,因為2015年6月27日的八仙塵爆意外,我截去了雙腳及右手,僅剩的左手功能嚴重受損。

出院,透過復,我逐漸恢復一些肢體動作,生活上部分事情可以自己達成。但是坐在輪椅上,始終需要他人協助。

這時候我就想到常常在路上會看到的電動輪椅,不需要人家推,一樣可以來去自如,所以我就開始尋找適合我的電動輪椅了。




















起初我開始試的時候,是康揚的戶外型電動輪椅,說真的,上去之後我就不想下來了,捨不得下來,因為過了這麼久我終於可以自己移動了! 

那種喜悅是無法形容的,每次只要有機會可以試用,我都會用到最後一分鐘才歸還,試了幾個禮拜以後,比較熟悉操作,開始找上廠商試車。

由於空間的限制,我是以輕便型電動輪椅為優先考量,這過程中我試了好幾台不同廠牌的車子,最後選擇了康揚。




















選擇康揚的原因,在於他們的服務,及客化的設計,在前期試用電動輪椅的過程,最難改善的問題就是重心的部分

由於我失去雙下肢,重心與他人不同,所以操作的時候容易有前輪翹起來後翻的問題,用其他廠牌的我嘗試過綁沙包在前端,依舊無法解決此問題,使我在使用上常常有翻車的危險。

與康揚聯絡時,公司告訴我他們可以改善此問題,因為他們有專業的研發團隊,可以依據客戶的需求來更改輪椅的結構。





















我使用的是今康揚最新上市的"易遊金剛",如其名易遊,著重於輕便、順暢且可摺疊,充電的部分也用輕巧的鋰電池,而且拆裝容易,充電時亦可以直接抽拔電池到家中充電,不需整台移動特定位置,輕鬆便利了許多。

客製化辦法不但改善了重心的問題,使車身加長,重心更穩,還加寬了把手及座椅的深度,伸展椅背也加高,控制器也改為左手,所有改裝的部分都是依據我的需求而考量。一有問題時,也以最快的速度來查看且更改,讓用戶可以使用的安心。




















易遊金剛是我第一台電動輪椅,雖然是剛上市不久的電動輪椅,
但是康揚用他們的專業用心,讓我使用的很放心。謝謝康揚公司,
讓我找到適合自己的電動輪椅,感謝你們,我很開心!