Positioning Components


Sunrise Medical (US) LLC

JAY J3

JAY J3

  • Offers a range of width, height and contour depth shells to fit varying needs.
  • Lightweight and adjustable, with many hardware choices for easy installation.
  • J3 hardware uses a clamp style to fit frame tubing from 3/4" to 1 1/8", making it a highly compatible aftermarket option.
  • Solid shell comes in five contour shapes and four support heights to provide support for different postures and functional needs.
  • 20° of angle adjustability and +2" of width adjustment
  • Available in a carbon fiber shell that weighs as little as 2.2 lbs. with RH hardware.

https://www.sunrisemedical.com/seating-positioning/jay/wheelchair-backs/j3-back

  • (800) 333-4000

VARILITE®

Icon Back System

Icon Back System

  • Keeps users, caregivers and techs in mind by delivering fast installation, versatile adjustability and simple operation.
  • Icon backs include VariLock hardware and VARILITE air-foam flotation cushions for superior comfort.
  • Just two components need to be attached to the chair; all others are pre-installed.
  • Adjusting angle, depth, width and height for an Icon back is simple: Adjustment screws are accessible from the rear of the back support or outside of the cane brackets, so adjustments can be made while the user is in the chair.
  • Operating the system is as easy as opening the caps and sliding the back support out of the hardware.

https://www.varilite.com/products_category.aspx?catID=3

  • (800) 827-4548

Symmetric Designs

Free Form Seating

Free Form Seating

  • Combines customizability with ease of use and adjustability.
  • Allows for gradual corrective positioning and also can accommodate growth and weight fluctuations.
  • Modules can be removed or recessed for total off-loading.
  • Designed to be lightweight and breathable, while also being able to support users with kyphosis, scoliosis, lordosis or other positioning challenges.
  • This back can be covered with the most appropriate padding for each user, and Free Form’s design can dampen vibration and provide some dynamic movement.

https://www.symmetric-designs.com/free-form-seating

  • (800) 537-1724

Permobil

ROHO AGILITY Active Back

ROHO AGILITY Active Back

  • Available in aluminum or carbon fiber shells, the Active Series Back Support line is designed for wheelchair users with active lifestyles.
  • Weights start at 2.1 lbs. with integrated hardware.
  • Durable Zytel discs to ensure the adjustments that users need during setup and support for everyday performance.
  • Feature 15° forward and rearward locking angle adjustments to dial in the best fit.
  • Offered in lengths starting at 8" and widths from 14" to 18".

https://permobilus.com/products/seating-and-positioning-by-roho/back-system-products/agility/

  • (800) 736-0925

Supracor Inc.

Stimulite Tension Adjustable Back

Stimulite Tension Adjustable

  • Weighs 3 to 4 lbs. and has a weight capacity of 350 lbs.
  • Contouring naturally to the user’s body, perforated honeycomb cells circulate air and evaporate moisture while equalizing pressure for comfort and stability.
  • The “footprint” of the flexible honeycomb cells stimulates blood flow to enhance circulation and prevents bruises in the lower back.
  • Naturally antimicrobial and completely recyclable, and is also machine washable.
  • Cover is removable and breathable.

https://www.supracor.com/products/show/117

  • (800) 787-7226

Ride Designs

Java Back

Java Back

  • The Java’s patented biomechanical design provides the flexibility to easily and independently optimize pelvic support and balance the trunk, supporting the normal rhythm and movement of the body.
  • Available in widths of 14-20".
  • Three back heights: Regular (below scapulae), Tall (mid scapulae) and Grande (top of shoulder; all heights are available in 3" or 6" depth.
  • Height, depth, angle, pelvic support and trunk balance can be independently adjusted.
  • Simple, compact quick-release hardware offers 20° of back angle adjustability, 2" of seat depth availability and 2" of back width adjustability.

https://www.ridedesigns.com/java-back

  • (866) 781-1633

Inspired by Drive

Miko Tilt-in-Space

Miko Tilt-in-Space

  • Designed for children with limited mobility.
  • The base provides tilt-in-space pressure relief that shifts pressure away from posterior locations; Quick-Lok reversible seat positioning to allow the seat to be moved from a forward to a backward position; adjustable postural support for added comfort; adjustable and removable armrests; and transit brackets for safe transport.
  • Available in three colors and two sizes.
  • Optional accessories include all-terrain rear wheel, oxygen tank holder, canopy, molded tray and Poziform belts and harnesses.
  • Seating system sold separately.
  • (800) 454-6612

Permobil

ROHO AGILITY

ROHO AGILITY

  • With Dry Floatation and Air Floatation optional air inserts, AGILITY backrests provide superior comfort, protection and postural support.
  • AGILITY’s unique hardware makes installation and adjustments easy and quick: Adjust the back height up to 4", depth up to 1" and posterior/anterior tilt by 15°.
  • Large shell cutouts and an air, foam and cover ventilation system offer enhanced breathability in a great new look.
  • AGILITY shells and hardware have a five-year warranty for performance that lasts, wherever your clients are headed.

https://permobilus.com/products/seating-and-positioning-by-roho/back-system-products/agility-aluminum-series/

  • (800) 736-0925

Invacare

Matrx Elite

Matrx Elite

  • Easy Set hardware on the Matrx Elite Back makes it quick to install and allows for adjustments to be made while the user remains seated in the wheelchair.
  • Lateral supports provide optimal trunk support while still allowing clearance for shoulders and hips.
  • An optional headrest adapter plate mounts directly onto the back, which features a lightweight, stylish shell.
  • Removable and adjustable lumbo-sacral support for a custom fit.

https://www.invacare.com/cgi-bin/imhqprd/inv_catalog/prod_cat_detail.jsp?prodID=PBE&catOID=-536891198

  • (800) 333-6900

Comfort Company

Acta-Embrace Pediatric

Acta-Embrace Pediatric

  • With integrated trunk wings that attach to a planar aluminum back support shell, the back support is adjustable for angle, height and a total of 3" of width (for standard wings; 1.5" for pediatric wings).
  • Moldable stays create and maintain natural spinal curvatures, accommodate abnormal curvatures and allow for customization for changes in condition over time.
  • Comes with integrated chest harness strap guides and is compatible with the BodiLink head support and lateral trunk support hardware.

https://www.comfortcompany.com/pediatric

  • (800) 564-9248

Sunrise Medical (US) LLC

JAY Zip

JAY Zip

  • This lightweight, anti-microbial, adjustable kid’s wheelchair back is designed to provide posterior and mild lateral thoracic wheelchair seating support for active children.
  • The back has X-static and Aquaguard cover technologies, plus adjustable, one-step-release hardware to accommodate a wide range of mounting locations as kids grow.
  • The inner cover with Aquaguard zipper and anti-wicking thread protect the foam from fluids and is easy to clean.
  • Widths and heights are sized specifically for kids from 2 to 15 years.
  • A 12x12" Zip back weighs just 2.5 lbs. with mounting hardware.

https://www.sunrisemedical.com/seating-positioning/jay/backs/zip-back

  • (800) 333-4000

Stealth Products

ADI Q-Back

ADI Q-Back

  • Comes in three configurations: Active Contour (shown) has a 2" depth, while Deep Contour (4") and Extra Deep Contour (6") offer greater depths.
  • Mounts directly to the mounting plate, so no seat depth is lost.
  • 19-22" heights/16", 18", 20" widths for tilt and static seating. For power recline seating, order 22-25" heights/16", 18", 20" widths — with custom sizes also available.
  • Each Q-Back has a mesh cover.

https://www.quantumrehab.com/quantum-cushions-and-backs/stealth-adi-q-back.asp

  • (800) 965-9229

Ride Designs

Corbac Adjustable Back

Corbac Adjustable Back

  • Safely supports the pelvis and trunk while helping to reduce pressure and shear at the spine and sacrum.
  • Adjustable tension design offers control, comfort and protection with a quick, easy-to-use mounting system.
  • The 1.75-lb. back can be precisely fit with adjustable thoraco-lumbar-pelvic supports, and straps provide almost infinite fine-tuning of posterior and lateral contours.
  • Spacer mesh overlay promotes air circulation and wicks moisture away from the back surface.
  • (866) 781-1633

Invacare

Matrx Elite TR

Matrx Elite TR

  • Specially designed for manual or power tilt-only or tilt/recline applications.
  • Includes an extra layer of SuperSoft HR foam for improved immersion and comfort, and incorporates full support across the shoulder area.
  • “Easy Set” hardware installs and adjusts in minutes, and all adjustments can be made with the user still seated in the wheelchair, for added convenience.
  • Bariatric Elite TR backs with a 500-lb. weight capacity are also available.
  • (800) 333-6900

R82

Scallop Seating System

Scallop Seating System

  • Already popular in Europe, the Scallop portable seating system is now available through R82 Convaid.
  • This lightweight system comprises a flexible shell and cushion combined with Velcro to create supported seating for children (GMFCS levels 1 through 3) on the floor or in a chair.
  • Provides stability without inhibiting movement, and also offers helpful tactile stimulation.
  • The system includes a colorful, reversible cushion; two straps; a belt; and a seat pit.
  • Available in four sizes, with maximum user weights of 33 lbs. through 154.3 lbs.
  • Folds up into an easily carried tote bag thanks to two carry handles.
  • (844) 876-6245

Quantum Rehab

12" iLevel

12" iLevel

  • Based on consumer feedback, the iLevel will feature 12" of vertical lift, which is 2" higher than previously available.
  • The additional height will elevate most iLevel clients to between 5'6" and 5'8" to be closer to average adult height, and is expected therefore to further improve environmental access.
  • Extra Stability Technology mechanically stabilizes the Edge power base while its user is elevated to enable the chair to be driven over varied terrains at up to 3.5 mph.
  • LED headlights and taillights in the fenders will now be standard when iLevel is ordered to enhance its user’s visibility outdoors.
  • (800) 800-8586

Blue Chip Medical Products Inc.

Amara

Amara

  • Designed to improve comfort and support by eliminating the hammock effect of standard wheelchair backs.
  • Created to maintain spinal and shoulder alignment and to provide superior pressure redistribution.
  • Available in three configurations: fixed back, adjustable back, or dual-zone back.
  • The fixed and adjustable backs are made of high-density Medflex foam, while the dual-zone back has a combination of Medflex and Viscotec memory form for added comfort.
  • Vyvex-III non-shear covers.
  • (800) 795-6115

Quantum Rehab

ADI Q-Back

ADI Q-Back

  • The Accessible Designs Inc. (ADI) Q-Back, exclusively for Quantum Rehab’s TRU-Balance 3 systems, features a contoured shell, viscoelastic foam and a breathable cover for optimal positioning, pressure management and comfort for complex rehab clients.
  • Available in three contour depths — Active Contour, Deep Contour and Extra Deep Contour.
  • Heights from 19" to 25".
  • With angle adjustment available via the TRU-Balance 3 seating system, the ADI Q-Back can meet a wide range of challenging needs.
  • (800) 800-8586

Inspired by Drive

Nessie

Nessie

What’s Seahorse Green, Pool Blue or Mermaid Pink and combines clinical positioning benefits with fun, inviting aesthetics? It’s Nessie, perfect for the child working on floor positioning at home or in clinic. Designed especially for young children, Nessie offers support as kids are crawling, lying down or sitting in various positions. Nessie comes in three sizes, and its arms can be widened or narrowed to achieve just the right position. Nessie uses open-cell memory foam that’s sealed inside a waterproof plastic liner. The cover and the liner can be easily spot cleaned or washed.

  • (800) 454-6612

Pride Mobility Products

Jazzy Air

Jazzy Air

This power chair elevates/lowers with a touch of the “Air” button to provide 10" of power adjustable seat height in just 16 seconds. Once elevated, Jazzy Air’s user can drive up to 3.5 mph (and up to 4 mph while not elevated) to keep up with companions. The Jazzy Air’s armrests are angle, height and depth adjustable for maximum function and comfort, and bright LED marker lights help Jazzy Air to be seen. A Mid-Wheel 6 drive design with Active-Trac suspension provide enhanced performance and maximum stability.

  • (800) 800-8586

Related Articles

  • Around-the-Clock Support mother with child sitting on bed

    Proper all-day and all-night positioning can contribute to a wide range of positive outcomes.

  • Checklist: How Is Your Seat Cushion Holding Up?

    Look for signs of wear and tear before they affect your ride.

  • Wash, Rinse, Spin Bubbles

    Cushions are made of many different materials: air cells, foams of different densities and thicknesses, gel, honeycomb or a combination. But they’re all designed to keep you comfortable and support you. And one of the best ways to get the most from your wheelchair seat cushion is to take good care of it.

  • The Trouble With Sitting Seating the pelvis

    The Mobility Project asked Susan Cwiertnia, PT, MS, clinical specialist at Varilite, to discuss the importance of proper seating and positioning.

  • Reinventing the Wheel abstract wheel

    Take a look at this year’s hottest new products.