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Trabasack Launches in Ireland at Dublin Access Care and Mobility Expo

  • Date: 2011/06/07 Equip-able Ltd
  • Synopsis : Trabasack the versatile laptray bag that is useful as laptop bag wheelchair tray or play tray for children in buggies and car-seats is now be available to people in Ireland.

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Trabasack the innovative new laptray and bag is launching in Dublin this week at the Access Care and Mobility Expo 2011.

Trabasack will feature on the stand B12 of Home-care Medical Supplies Ltd on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th June 2011 Citywest Hotel.

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Trabasack the new versatile laptray and bag is launching in Ireland. The versatile laptray bag that is useful as laptop bag, wheelchair tray, or play tray for children in buggies and car-seats is now be available to people in Ireland. Home-care Medical Supplies Ltd will be showcasing this new and innovative design at the The Access, Care & Mobility Expo.

The Access Care and Mobility Expo is Ireland's only event for healthcare, disability and rehabilitation. Some of the core visitor groups in attendance are healthcare professionals including occupational therapists and physiotherapists, local authorities, people with limited mobility, older people, carers, family and friends.The event will be held at the Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Co. Dublin, Ireland t: +353 1 401 0500 www.accessandmobility.ie/

This will Trabasack"s debut appearance in Ireland and the first time visitors to the show will get the chance to meet the award winning team behind it"s unique and innovative design. Trabasack will be proudly showing their award winning designs at the stand B12 of Home-care Medical Supplies Limited. Trabasack are teaming up with Home-care Medical Supplies who will be their distributor in Ireland for the full range of the trabasack laptray bags and accessories.

The "Trabasack" is a unique new product, the name was created and comes from the latin words for "table and bag". It has become a truly inclusive product as it it is used by people of all ages and abilities and has many ergonomic features that make it easy to use.

One of its main uses is for wheelchair and powerchair users as wheelchair tray and bag. This is not surprising as the designer of Trabasack was Clare Edwards, who is a wheelchair user herself after having a spinal injury. After many years of not being able to find a level surface for drinks and food, Clare designed prototypes of trabasack on her sewing machine.

Now Trabasack is also being used as a general laptop bag, and for students, musicians, commuters, crafts, sketching and for children and adults in cars. It is also used by people with communication devices to carry and support their assistive technology and by gamers with disabilities using adapted controllers.

Its unique design and many ergonomic features were recognized by a panel of industry specialists and Occupational Therapists when Trabasack won an Independent Living Design Award from the British Healthcare Trades Association in December 2009. Since then the design and the company behind it, Equip-able Ltd. have won several other awards. Husband and wife team, Duncan and Clare Edwards will both be at the show and are very active on social media for those who would like to find out more about Trabasack.

After trading from a base in Quorn, Leicestershire for two years since launch, Trabasack has built up a network of international distributors. It is currently being sold in USA, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, New Zealand and France. The Trabasack team are thrilled to represented in Ireland by such a reputable and long established family business as Home-care Medical Supplies.

Home-care Medical Supplies Limited is a friendly, privately owned, family run Irish company trading successfully since 1988. One of Ireland"s leading suppliers of healthcare equipment, furniture, disposables, daily living and mobility aids to the nursing home, community care, hospital, HSE, pharmacy and retail sectors. Find out more at www.homecaremedicalsupplies.ie/

The company's ethos has always been to supply superior quality, no nonsense products at a fair price, which aligns perfectly with the mission statement of Trabasack to create affordable, high quality,inclusive products.

Home-care Medical Supplies logistical expertise will bring Trabasack products on a next day delivery nationwide. HMS are proud to be the Irish distributor for major manufacturing companies and have implemented a Quality Management System that is accredited to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485.

For people with disabilities, Trabasack will be a versatile and essential mobility product. It works very well with powered wheelchairs, armchairs & beds, in the kitchen, garden as well as in cars and other vehicles.

Being light weight and having a range of strap options it can be attached to custom made lightweight manual wheelchairs, children's buggies as well as in comfort & special seating.

It has also been used by pilots in flying lessons and has an aviation link by being a favored piece of equipment by acclaimed public speaker and entrepreneur Dr Mark Edworthy who can be seen in the following video:

Other highlights of the show include a visit from Cerrie Burnell and the RTE Radio 1 Mooney Show:

On Friday 10th June Ceebies presenter Cerrie Burnell, will also be at the show as as special guest speaker at the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland Annual Conference which is also being held at the Access, Care & Mobility Expo. Cbeebies is the television channel produced by the BBC aimed at children aged 6 years and under.

Cerrie will be speaking at the Conference at 11 a.m. She will then be visiting the Expo to meet with exhibitors and visitors alike. The Trabasack team are hoping that she will stop by at Stand B12! Cerrie's guest speech and the entire Expo are open to the public, who 416018611 are welcome to come along.

Trabasack are also hoping to be interviewed as part of the Mooney Show RTE Radio 1. The Radio show will be visiting the Expo on Saturday 11th June to do a report which will be broadcast on Monday 13 June. Having a new and interesting product to tell the 220,000 listeners of the show is a terrific opportunity to launch Trabasack to a new audience. They will be looking out for Producer Olan McGowan, and his colleague Margaret Kingston.

The Trabasack team are looking forward to repeating their UK success in Ireland and look forward to meeting as many people as possible during the show. Do come and meet Duncan and Clare Edwards from Trabasack at Stand B12.

More information can be found at the trabasack website www.trabasack.co.uk

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