Seating & Positioning

Appropriate seating and positioning can enable you to be more comfortable in your wheelchair for longer periods of time while accomplishing more activities such as getting ready in the morning and doing household chores.


VARILITE®

Icon Back System

Icon Back System

  • For more versatility and comfort than sling upholstery can provide, the Icon Back System combines quick installation with a wide range of adjustability.
  • New VariLock hardware offers simple operation and an integrated permanent mount system.
  • Available in four styles (low, mid, tall and deep) and can fit wheelchairs 12" to 24" wide.
  • (800) 827-4548

Quantum Rehab

Synergy TRU-Comfort 2

Synergy TRU-Comfort 2

  • Created for wheelchair users seeking skin protection.
  • Constructed of viscoelastic foam with a four-way stretch cover.
  • Available in widths from 16" to 22" and in depths of 14" to 24".
  • Can handle user weight capacities up to 450 lbs.

http://www.quantumrehab.com/cushions/tru-comfort-2.asp

  • (800) 800-8586

Matrix Seating USA

Matrix Easy Fit

Matrix Easy Fit

  • An integrated cushion and washable custom cover: Matrix’s surface module cushions (pads) spread pressure evenly to allow for excellent airflow and to significantly decrease moisture and heat retention.
  • The thermo-elastic polymer cushion is designed to provide superior pressure relief and shear reduction.
  • A washable, padded cover is available; it secures in place and does not shift around complex curves, yet can be easily removed for cleaning.
  • Grows and adjusts per the client’s needs.

http://www.matrixseatingusa.com/products/

  • (800) 986-9319

VARILITE®

Meridian Cushion

Meridian Cushion

  • Providing exceptional pressure distribution, positioning stability and comfort, the Meridian has two independently adjustable Air-Foam Floatation chambers for maximum pressure distribution and independent positioning of the pelvis and thighs.
  • Dual chambers work together to correct sacral sitting by creating a pre-ischial ridge that prevents the ischial tuberosities from sliding forward into posterior pelvic tilt.
  • Combine with the contoured Wave base for added stability.

http://www.varilite.com/products_detail.aspx?prodID=6

  • (800) 827-4548

Sunrise Medical

JAY Fusion

JAY Fusion

  • Designed for users at high risk of skin breakdown who also have aggressive positioning needs.
  • Features a contoured foam base made of closed-cell foam that’s easy to modify.
  • Additional positioning is provided by the soft, contoured top layer.
  • Femoral transition and rear wall help prevent fluid migration while gently supporting the trochanters and posterior pelvis.
  • With JAY Flow Fluid or ROHO Dry Floatation air inserts to conform to the user’s unique shape.

http://www.sunrisemedical.com/products/jay/cushions/jay%C2%AE-fusion%E2%84%A2-cushion.aspx

  • (800) 333-4000

Blue Chip Medical Products Inc.

GRZ

GRZ

  • Dynamic self-adjusting air bladder system consisting of three individual air cell chambers, which redistribute pressure and adjust to body weight and position.
  • Ideal for patients with moderate to high risk of skin breakdown, who require significant postural support, the GRZ allows the therapist to offer correct posture, proper alignment and trunk stability and adjustments for pelvic obliquities.
  • Offers the pressure redistributing qualities and comfort of an air wheelchair cushion without a pump or adjustments.
  • (800) 795-6115

Quantum Rehab

Q6 Edge & iLevel

Q6 Edge & iLevel

  • Now kids can experience up to 10" of seat elevation at walking speeds up to 3.5 mph thanks to the new Q6 Edge power base and pediatric iLevel technology.
  • Tilt, recline and a power articulating foot platform are other positioning options available in sizes starting at 12x12", giving kids better reach in the classroom and on the playground.
  • (800) 800-8586

Adaptive Engineering Lab

Pediatric Seating

Pediatric Seating

  • Can be made to order to fit any frame width, depth or back height needed for pediatric clients, with sizes typically ranging from 10" to 24".
  • Choose from signature upholsteries, including breathable IsoLogic Air Mesh with Outlast Temperature-Regulating Coating.
  • AEL also offers headrest, lateral, adductor and abductor pads.
  • (866) 656-1486

Ride Designs

Forward

Forward Cushion

  • Features supportive contours surrounding the pelvis while reducing the pressure around at-risk bony prominences.
  • A top visco elastic layer provides protection and comfort while conforming to the body’s shape.
  • The contour, a spacer fabric outer cover, and an inner incontinence-resistant cover work to keep both cushion and user dry.

http://ridedesigns.com

  • (866) 781-1633

Blue Chip Medical Products Inc.

Gel Pro Elite

Gel Pro Elite

  • A combination of fluidized gel and foam, the Gel Pro Elite car cushion helps to stabilize its user and maintain a proper seated position.
  • The shell is made of high-density foam surrounding a segmented aqueous gel bladder.
  • The bladder’s fluidized gel provides comfort and optimal pressure redistribution, including in areas where skin is close to the bone.

http://bluechipmedical.com

  • (800) 795-6115

Ride Designs

Java Cushion

Java Cushion

  • Built to aid in the reduction of pressure and tissue deformation.
  • Patented contour redistributes forces of pressure and shear from high-risk areas, while selectively applying the forces to more tolerant areas to help decrease long-term skin risk.
  • Lightweight cushion is also engineered to help skin stay cooler and drier, while improving sitting stability.

http://www.javacushion.com/

  • (866) 781-1633

Stealth Products, Inc.

i-Fit Chest Straps

i-Fit Chest Straps

  • Made of open-cell material that allows air to circulate and moisture to escape for a cooler, drier, more comfortable experience.
  • A slight offset allows for easy adjustment of the chest strap without loosening the anchor bolts.
  • The dynamic support provides postural control, a degree of trunk movement and a softer fit on the body.
  • Allows movement within a limited range.

http://www.stealthproducts.com/page.php?p=519

  • (800) 965-9229

Snug Seat

X:Panda Dynamic Seating

X:Panda Dynamic Seating

A multi-adjustable seat in four sizes, the X:Panda includes a dynamic back so the child can extend and push back against relatively light resistance and then return to the desired position. For feeding and transportation times, the back is lockable — or it can be angled to provide an open or closed hip angle. X:Panda has up to 4" of seat width/depth adjustment for growth. Complies with ISO 16840-4.

http://snugseat.com

  • (800) 336-7684

Bodypoint, Inc.

Swivel Buckle Hip Belts

Swivel Buckle Hip Belts

Thanks to popular demand, Bodypoint hip belts now feature a low-profile, lightweight swivel buckle that pivots to equalize tension for greater user comfort. Made from black toughened resin, the swivel buckle is discreet but very strong, and it can easily snap together at various angles without jamming. The push release mechanism is more difficult to press to prevent unwanted or unintentional buckle release. The swivel buckle is now available in a 2-Point Padded Hip Belt and an Evoflex Pelvic Stabilizer.

http://bodypoint.com

  • (800) 547-5716

Therafin Corp.

Pro Fit Adjust Headrest

Pro Fit Adjust Headrest

Equipped with high-torque locking hinges, this headrest is designed to stay in place even when used by clients with high tone. Its width is easily adjustable so ATPs can achieve a customized fit. The steel base of the pad provides durability, while the single continuous foam piece adds user comfort. Attaches to a standard 1"-diameter ball headrest bracket for use on power or manual chairs. Choose the pediatric or adult size, and a smooth or knit cover.

http://therafin.com

  • (800) 843-7234

Adaptive Engineering Lab

AirLogic Chest Support

AirLogic Chest Support

The AirLogic line now includes a chest support that features patented technology to accelerate air movement under and through the pad for a comfortable, dry fit. Features limited two-way stretch, heavy-duty buckles and stitching. In XX small to XX large sizes.

  • (866) 656-1486

ROHO, Inc.

AGILITY Max Contour

AGILITY Back System

Now wheelchair users can enjoy ROHO’s postural support in a backrest. The Agility system puts ROHO’s famous Air Floatation technology along the spinal column to increase overall comfort and better conform to the user’s body. The backrest shell is “flippable” to accommodate more body types. The Agility line is available in minimum, mid and max contour designs depending on the level of support needed. And a custom backrest option allows air cells to be placed exactly where they’re needed on any of the Agility backrest shells.

  • (800) 851-3449

Quantum Rehab

Synergy Shape Deep Contour

Synergy Shape Deep Contour

With high-density base foam, a soft Viscoelastic top layer and a four-way stretch cover, the Synergy Shape Deep Contour back is designed for optimal pressure distribution. Fully adjustable gel-covered thoracic supports provide exceptional positioning, stability and comfort. Streamlined hardware allows quick-release or fixed mounting applications, plus height, depth and angle adjustability.

  • (800) 800-8586

Related Articles

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Latest & Greatest Assistive Technology to Move You Assistive Technology products

    Examples of complex rehab technology that embrace their users' unique qualities to help maximize their independence, safety and quality of life.

  • To Propel or Not to Propel Man pushing chair

    The amount of repetitive activity in propelling a manual wheelchair can put a person at greater risk for developing a repetitive use injury such as tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome or impingement.