You fought for our country’s liberty and freedom. We will fight for yours.
Honoring Our Veterans
“It is often said that society owes a debt to veterans that we can never fully repay. While this is undoubtedly true, the iBOT® PMD is our way of recognizing the service and sacrifice made by our nation’s veterans.”
Dean Kamen, inventor of the iBOT®
From left to right: Army Veteran Trevor Baucom, Army Veteran Gary Linfoot, Army Veteran Jerry DeVaul, Marine Corps Veteran Ed Beesley and Army Veteran Latseen Benson.
Road Map to Independence
Obtaining an iBOT® through the VA or community care is a process that Mobius Mobility can help you with. We have created digital road maps to help veterans achieve freedom of mobility.
Road Map to Independence
Do you receive your care through the VA?
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Support for Our Veterans
There are Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs) who staff accredited National Service Officers (NSOs) across the country. These officers are able to assist you in this process as well. For a summarized list of where to contact them, click the button below.
The iBOT® can be a life-changing device for those who need it. Members of the iBOT® veteran community include, but are not limited to, people with:
•Spinal cord injuries
•Lower extremity amputations
•Other mobility challenges.
For just a few answers to the question “Why iBOT®?”, click the button below.
Frequently Veteran-Asked Questions
It is recommended that you start by requesting a power wheelchair assessment from your PCP, physiatrist, or neurologist (this person can be VA or non-VA related). If you are seen at a VA Spinal Cord Injury & Disease Center, they may have an iBOT® available for you to see and/or demo. Reach out to Mobius Mobility for assistance in beginning this process.
If you are interested in a demo of the iBOT®, and are eligible for VA healthcare, there is an iBOT® located at 23 of the VA Veteran Spinal Cord Injury & Disease Centers across the country. In some cases, Mobius Mobility may be able to provide a demo at your local VA or home, and you are welcome to visit our main location in Manchester, NH. Demos are also possible at many of the events and expos that Mobius Mobility participates in. Check out our Where to Find Us page to sign up for a demo at an event.
No. Your injury or illness does not have to be spinal cord injury related. Here is a list of frequent reason iBOT®’s are prescribed for veterans:
· Lower extremity amputations
· Congenital disorders
· Neurological conditions
· Other mobility challenges.
You need a doctor’s prescription to obtain an iBOT®. You do not need a doctor’s prescription to demo an iBOT®.
If you receive your care at the VA, you will need to consult your clinician/therapist about having a demo and being assessed. If you do not receive your care at the VA and wish to have a demo from someone on the Mobius Mobility team, a member of our team will ask you a few questions to make sure that trying the iBOT® is a good fit for you.
An iBOT® assessment by your healthcare team will determine whether an iBOT® will meet your needs. You do not need to have a service-connected spinal cord injury to obtain an iBOT®.
If the VA will not approve a mobility device for you, ask to receive this denial in writing. This written denial should provide the detailed reason(s) you were denied. If you feel you were inaccurately denied a mobility device, discuss this with a Veteran Service Organization’s national service officer.
There is no charge for qualified veterans. The cost of an iBOT® is completely covered by the VA under Federal Supply Schedule contract #36F79721D0202.
You should be honest with your clinical team about your needs, and how the iBOT® can help improve your health, independence, and quality of life. To review iBOT® technical specifications and how they relate to daily life click the button below.
If you still have questions about the iBOT® and would like to get in touch with our veteran relations or community management team, click the button below.