Kids & Teens

Kids are unique – and they deserve unique technology designed especially for them. Created by engineers with plenty of kid intervention, these products were shaped by the lifestyles of today's kids and teens.


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

Convaid

Flamingo

Flamingo

  • Comes in four sizes to accommodate clients from childhood through young adulthood.
  • The seat tilts, and the back can be angled to achieve the ideal seating and posture during hygiene activities.
  • Adjustable height enables it to be placed over a toilet — or use a pan instead.
  • Accessories include a head support, a push brace to maneuver the unit, sides that provide moderate torso control and positioning, and swing-away side supports.
  • The seat is now also available in blue in addition to standard gray.
  • The largest size (size 4) has a 154-lb. weight capacity.

http://www.r82.com/products/toilet-bath-/flamingo/c-23/c-74/p-197/?sku=48564

  • (888) 266-8243

Sunrise Medical

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.

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

  • (800) 333-4000

Quantum Rehab

Go Chair

Go Chair

Ultra-compact for great access to environments

  • The Go Chair — available via special order — is designed to meet the demands of active kids, thanks to a go-get-’em top speed of 3.7 mph.
  • Its ultra-compact size gives kids access to childhood environments, while Mom and Dad will appreciate the one-hand, feather-touch disassembly to make transporting the Go Chair quick and easy.
  • Seating and positioning components are available to dial in the exact support each child needs.
  • Vibrant color choices give each child the chance to customize his or her Go Chair.

http://www.quantumrehab.com/

  • (800) 800-8586

BlueSky Designs

Mount n Mover

Mount'n Mover

Independent access to devices

  • The independently movable Mount’n Mover mounting system offers flexible, secure positioning of tablets, speech devices, phones, laptops, cameras and trays on tables or wheelchairs.
  • Highly customizable, the system can be easily adjusted as the child fatigues, changes environments or changes positions — and can be moved out of the way during transfers or when pulling up to a table or desk.
  • Helps promote independent access to communications and other devices at all times.

https://www.mountnmover.com/products/mounts

  • (888) 724-7002

Thomashilfen North America

Swifty

Swifty

Positioning options for customized comfort

  • The lightweight, durable and stable Swifty stroller is designed with easy transport in mind for parents.
  • That means tie-downs, plenty of positioning options for highly customized comfort, and pack-away convenience for busy families.
  • Features include a durable, stable (solid) seat and backrest for a comfortable ride, easy adjustability, and a backrest that reclines.
  • A seat minimizer extends Swifty’s growth range, and the stroller is crash-tested to WC19 standards.

https://www.thomashilfen.us/pediatric-wheelchairs/swifty

  • (866) 870-2122

Ki Mobility

Little Wave Clik

Little Wave Clik

Dynamic fifth wheel

  • Enables children to go and grow, with width and depth growth capabilities of 8" to 16" and features that promote independence.
  • Strategically designed Index System of tubing has dimples that optimize adjustment while eliminating guess work.
  • Promotes proper positioning techniques and wheel access so you are just one “Clik” away from just right.
  • The new dynamic fifth wheel will allow you to adjust both range and spring rate to benefit any level of rider.
  • Set up in mid-wheel configuration for your littlest riders or set up to help teach balance and wheeling skills.

https://www.kimobility.com/Product.action?productName=Little+Wave+Clik

  • (800) 981-1540

Easystand

Zing 2

Zing 2

Supine to prone in one motion

  • EasyStand’s Zing MPS Size 2 brings the Zing’s many benefits to bigger kids — those from 40" to 60" tall and weighing up to 154 lbs.
  • Pivots in two directions, which allows the unit to go from flat-to-load supine to 20° prone in one motion.
  • No need to transfer the user in and out, flip pads, footplates and trays to change position.
  • Offers up to 30° of independent leg abduction.
  • Available with Gas Spring Lift (pictured) or Pow’r Up Lift, and is now available to order.
  • Choose from a wide array of options, from planar pads to hygienic pad covers and directional locking casters.

https://easystand.com/product/pb5500-zing-mps-size-2-gas-spring-lift/

  • (800) 342-8968

Invacare

Freedom NXT Tilt-in-Space

Freedom NXT Tilt-in-Space

Positioning + Power Add-On

  • A lightweight, compact and transportable option made especially for active families.
  • Add the new Alber e-fix E35 Power Add-On Drive to create the ride that active kids have been dreaming about and the independence their caregivers have been asking for.
  • Families on the go will appreciate how easily it disassembles, lifts and stows into small spaces for transport.
  • The entire system adjusts to meet the ever-changing needs of growing children up to 225 lbs.

http://www.freedomdesigns.com/WC%20NXT.html

  • (800) 333-6900

VARILITE®

JUNIOR Seat Cushion

JUNIOR Seat Cushion

Designed using anthropometric data

  • Designed to provide a comfortable, stable foundation for exploration and adventure.
  • Lightweight, multi-stiffness foam promotes immersion, stability and positioning, while a washable, water-resistant cover lets kids be kids.
  • The JUNIOR has a VARILITE self-inflating valve for quick and easy adjustments.
  • Thanks to the use of anthropometric data, VARILITE’s engineers created this cushion with a full range of size-appropriate seating and positioning items.

http://www.varilite.com/products_detail.aspx?prodID=52

  • (800) 827-4548

Inspired by Drive

Kanga Tilt-in-Space

Kanga Tilt-in-Space

  • Designed to meet the needs of clients requiring an adjustable tilt-in-space wheelchair, especially within the Medicare capped-rental and long-term-care markets.
  • Provides up to 45° of tilt and requires use of a separate seating system.
  • Has adjustable T-style armrests, and also features adjustable height, seat depth and seat width.
  • Equipped with angled backrest, anti-tippers, quick-release axles and optional swing-away footrests with adjustable-angle footplates or elevating legrests.

http://www.drivemedical.com/index.php/kanga-ts-pediatric-tilt-in-space-wheelchair-inclusive-system-1214.html


    Convaid

    Mustang

    Mustang

    Flexibility, growth, ease of use

    • An anterior/posterior gait trainer that provides proper positioning and support for children as they learn stepping/walking.
    • Provides excellent upper-body support and adjustable angle positioning for forward tilt in the anterior configuration and full upright support in the posterior configuration.
    • Positioning accessories are available for children who need extra support, and are removable as their walking skills progress.
    • The center spar is dynamic and helps mimic the natural up and down movement in walking.
    • Comes in four sizes suitable for children and young people.

    https://www.convaid.com/category/r82-mustang/

    • (888) 266-8243

    Motion Concepts

    ROVI X3 + Matrx Mini Seating

    ROVI X3 + Matrx Mini Seating

    Seating and mobility combo for exploring

    • Motion Concepts has created a special seating and mobility combo especially for its littler customers: the ROVI X3 power base with Ultra Low Maxx power positioning and Invacare Matrx Mini Seating from Motion Concepts.
    • The results are a small footprint thanks to a modular, easy-to-adjust system.
    • he X3 base offers a turning radius of 20" and a base width of just 23.25" to allow kids to maneuver in kid-sized spaces.
    • The Matrx Mini Back is contoured to provide support without restricting mobility and play, and it includes truly pediatric Mini Set hardware for optimal ease of positioning and growth.

    http://www.motionconcepts.com/pp_rovimaxx.html

    • (888) 433-6818

    Convaid

    Rodeo

    Rodeo

    Compact folding, lightweight for travel

    • A popular pediatric tilt-in-space wheelchair that is convenient, lightweight and compactly folds, provides up to 45° of adjustable tilt to offer pressure relief and upper-body support.
    • Fully customizable to meet its user’s specific therapeutic needs and provides five years of growth capability through its seat depth feature.
    • Rodeo’s Cordura upholstery comes in a wide selection of colors and is removable and fully washable. The Rodeo offers 90° to 110° of recline and is easy to fold for convenient portability.
    • Available in sizes 10, 12, 14, and 16 for users up to 170 lbs.
    • Comes with a transit option that meets WC19 transport safety standards.

    https://www.convaid.com/rodeo/

    • (888) 266-8243

    Convaid

    Trekker

    Trekker

    • The fully customizable, tilt-in-space Trekker accommodates functional or rest positions, providing increased sitting tolerance for maximal comfort.
    • Comes in a range of colors and is an easy-to-use, portable chair that meets the needs of caregiver, user and therapist or physician.
    • Features a separate base and seating module, which is reversible, so the user can face away or toward the caregiver.
    • Accepts adaptive and aftermarket seating to accommodate the needs of therapists and users.
    • Allows up to 170° of adjustable recline and tilt ranging from -5° to 45°.

    https://www.convaid.com/product/trekker/

    • (888) 266-8243

    Sunrise Medical

    Zippie Kidz

    Zippie Kidz

    Built for independent toddlers

    • Smallest pediatric rigid wheelchair that Sunrise Medical offers.
    • It is ideal for growing toddlers learning to navigate their world. With a depth-adjustable back, seat depth can grow as much as 3". Additional depth and width growth may be achieved by replacing parts.
    • Self-propulsion allows children to explore and interact, and the Kidz was designed to give toddlers maximum independence by providing them age- and ability-appropriate access to the wheels.
    • When a child is learning to propel, the push wheels can be placed in reverse configuration at the front of the frame for best access.
    • As a child’s reach grows, the wheels may be moved to the rear of the frame.
    • Because interaction with peers is essential to child development, the Kidz has seat heights as low as 10 3/4".
    • With 28 colors to choose from, children can customize their chairs to their personal tastes.

    http://www.sunrisemedical.com/manual-wheelchairs/zippie/rigid-wheelchairs/kidz

    • (800) 333-4000

    Inspired by Drive

    Wallaby Folding Wheelchair

    Wallaby Folding Wheelchair

    WC19-compliant

    • Available in 12” and 14” seat widths
    • Bus-transit-compliant for children between 50 and 80 lbs. and includes standard transit tie-down brackets.
    • Features height-adjustable push handles, flip-back padded desk arms and a standard pelvic belt for additional comfort and safety.
    • The chair also has push-to-lock wheel locks, 22” rear wheels with 6" front casters, swing-away footrests with tool-free height-adjustment, and a calf strap.

    http://www.drivemedical.com/index.php/wallaby-pediatric-wheelchair-12198.html


      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.


        Thomashilfen North America

        EaSyS Advantage

        EaSyS Advantage

        • With 180° recline, face-to-face viewing direction, a central release lever for tilt in space, and a seat release for easy folding, the new EaSyS Advantage is designed to provide maximum comfort for both child and caregiver.
        • A new brake assembly optimizes safe handling, and the soft suspension absorbs vibrations for an extra-smooth ride.
        • An extra-thick cushion enhances comfort, and the seat/ back are fully adjustable without requiring tools.

        https://www.thomashilfen.us/pediatric-wheelchairs/easys-advantage

        • (866) 870-2122

        R82

        Stingray

        Stingray

        • Change the seat position from forward facing to facing the caregiver — while the child is seated!
        • The new Stingray’s 180° swiveling seat makes that possible, and that’s only the start of the positioning features.
        • Offers up to 45° of tilt and 170° of recline to support a range of postural needs.
        • Folds compactly and features separate base and seating modules.
        • Available in seven color choices and in two sizes, with a range of accessories to customize each chair.

        http://www.r82.com/products/seating/stingray/c-23/c-69/p-223/?sku=53855

        • (844) 876-6245

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