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Eclipse Medical’s Shoprider Scooter wins Best New Medical Product at MEDIchair Conference

Oakville, Ontario – “For the second year in a row, Eclipse Medical has received the Award of Excellence in Medical Product Innovation as selected by health care professionals attending MEDIchair Halton’s 9th Annual New Medical Product and Educational Event,” says co-owner Kristin Courtney. “The winning innovative product among our 51 participating vendors is the Shoprider GK-10 SPIRIT Scooter.” Courtney noted that Eclipse becomes the first two-time winner of the award since its inception in 2000.

“We are very proud to be recognized by health care professionals for our product innovation,” says Jason Weinstein, General Manager of British Columbia-based Eclipse Medical Inc. Weinstein explained that the Shoprider GK-10 is a "cross-over" type scooter offering the benefits of portable mobility, stylish good looks, and performance offered by a mid-sized four-wheel scooter. Features include quick and simple disassembly (into three pieces), 35 AH batteries (can be charged out of scooter) and flat free tires.

(L to R) Eclipse Medical's George Eckford, Sales Manager, Ontario and Jason Weinstein, GM celebrate winning MEDIchair Halton's Award of Excellence in Medical Product Innovation for its Shoprider GK-10 SPIRIT Scooter.

Courtney added, “It is lovely to note that Eclipse Medical has combined its product innovation with community spirit by forming a special partnership with the Breast Cancer Society of Canada and Prostate Cancer Canada. The Shoprider GK-10 is being created in two special colours - Pink and Blue – the colours of both charities. A portion of sales of the scooter will be donated to both organizations for ongoing awareness, support and research into breast and prostate cancer in Canada.” For more information about Shoprider, Shoprider Canada visit

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Due to the increasing popularity of mobility scooters, their manufacture, marketing and distribution have evolved into a competitive market, which is good for us, the consumers. If you are considering purchasing a mobility scooter, there are many quality manufacturers available. By doing some comparison shopping before you purchase, you'll be able to narrow down your choices, and have an excellent chance of selecting the mobility scooter that will be right for you.

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Mobility scooters are similar to wheelchairs but are generally lighter and cheaper. Generally, mobility scooters are best for people with milder mobility problems, perhaps related to age. They are especially helpful for users suffering from whole-body disabling conditions such as heart conditions or arthritis. Users just need to be able to sit erect without torso support. A scooter is also suitable for persons without the stamina or arm/shoulder flexibility needed for a manual wheelchair.For more information about shoprider mobility products visit

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