Positioning Components


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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.


    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

    Permobil

    M3 Corpus

    M3 Corpus

    Permobil’s new mid-wheel-drive M3 Corpus power chair offers Active Reach, the ability to combine 12" of seat elevation with up to 20° of forward tilt to make it easier to reach higher shelves or simply be in a more active, functional position while eating or working at a desk. M3’s unique suspension geometry and linear spring design provide added stability, while a new FlexLink suspension offers advanced vibration reduction. The M3 features 7" performance casters and an adjustment-free flutter damping device for a better ride at low speeds.

    • (800) 736-0925

    Motion Concepts

    Invacare Matrx MX2

    Invacare Matrx MX2

    • Unmatched comfort, support and peak performance while providing more adjustability than ever before.
    • Carbon fiber Fixed Mount hardware provides the ultimate in suspension for shock absorption, tone control and a comfortable ride.
    • Quick-release hardware features popular Mini-Set brackets for ease of adjustment and portability.
    • Solid carbon fiber back shell is contoured for optimal fit and support, and cutouts reduce weight and buildup of heat and moisture.
    • Active users will appreciate the new 6" back height.
    • (888) 433-6818

    Bodypoint, Inc.

    Aeromesh Belts & Calf Supports

    Aeromesh Belts & Calf Supports

    • Bodypoint shower chair belts and wheelchair calf supports are made from Aeromesh, a polyester mesh that is silky and smooth, not stiff against the skin.
    • Water, soap, dirt and air flow freely through, and Aeromesh’s porosity prevents buildup of moisture, grime and heat.
    • Shower belts have Bodypoint’s strong, standards-tested side-release buckle, and oversized D rings for easier grasping.
    • Hook-and-loop calf supports, in panel and strap styles, have an Aeromesh layer against the skin, with a stiffener layer underneath.
    • (800) 547-5716

    Stealth Products, Inc.

    Tarta Original

    Tarta Original

    • Contouring depths and location are fully customizable, thanks to an array of interchangeable ribs.
    • Made of harmonic steel central plates that construct the spine; composite vertebrae; a breathable AirMesh cover; high-resiliency foam in all pads; and lightweight aluminum ribs.
    • Design allows for an infinite height range (standard heights are 8-14"), as well as outstanding breathability.
    • Hardware options include rigid mount, height-adjustable rigid mount, quick-remove cane mount and quick-remove, bolt-on rigidizer bar.
    • (800) 965-9229

    Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare

    Adjustable-Tension Back

    • 350-lb. weight capacity -- designed for clients with mild positioning needs, including kyphosis, rotation, scoliosis or redundant back tissue.
    • 1" thick, high-density foam pad provides optimal pressure distribution to enhance client comfort.
    • Back secures directly over the wheelchair’s canes for added stability and safety.
    • Breathable cover is fluid resistant and easy to clean and maintain.
    • Includes a carry pocket that folds with the wheelchair for easy portability.
    • (877) 224-0946

    Motion Concepts

    Invacare Matrx Elan

    Invacare Matrx Elan

    • With an elegant, supportive and comfortable design, the new Elan headrest supports a wide range of pediatric through adult applications.
    • Clean, compact and streamlined aesthetics are complemented by hardware with six points of adjustment to provide an infinite choice of positioning opportunities.
    • Multi-disk locking provides superior holding strength.
    • Co-molded, dual-firmness HR foam surrounds backing plates and can be easily removed for modification.
    • Features aluminum plates that can be formed to desired shape, and standard zippered, moisture-resistant, breathable Startex or infection-control covers.
    • (888) 433-6818

    Matrix Seating USA

    Matrix Easy Fit

    Custom-Molded Seating

    • Allows modifications to be made even after the original shape has been formed.
    • Unique see-through design enables clinicians and ATPs to confirm optimal contact between clients and their seats/backs.
    • A breathable, custom cover maximizes heat and moisture reduction to help provide superior pressure relief for wheelchair users of varying needs, in varying environments and during a wide range of activities.
    • (800) 986-9319

    ROHO, Inc.

    AGILITY Carbon Back System

    AGILITY Carbon Back System

    • With a compression-molded, lightweight carbon fiber construction, the AGILITY Carbon combines high-strength performance with a streamlined design.
    • With single clamps on each side, hardware is smaller, lighter and stronger than typical fixed-back hardware.
    • Discs lock into the carbon fiber to create a solid backrest; when loosened, the discs allow the shell to rotate independently to provide 15° forward/rearward angle adjustment in 5° increments.
    • Widths range from 14" to 18" in 1" increments.
    • (800) 851-3449

    ROHO, Inc.

    AGILITY Carbon

    AGILITY Carbon

    • With a compression-molded, lightweight carbon fiber construction, the AGILITY Carbon combines high-strength performance with a streamlined design.
    • With single clamps on each side, hardware is smaller, lighter and stronger than typical fixed-back hardware.
    • Discs lock into the carbon fiber to create a solid backrest; when loosened, the discs allow the shell to rotate independently to provide 15° forward/rearward angle adjustment in 5° increments.

    https://roho.com/product/products/wheelchair-backs/agility-back-system/agility-carbon/

    • (800) 851-3449

    Symmetric Designs

    Axion Rotary Interface

    Axion Rotary Interface

    • The Axion enables headrest pads and head positioning devices to rotate with the user’s head, thus transforming static headrests into dynamic positioning devices.
    • Combined with the user’s head support, the Axion allows the head support to rotate to reduce shear forces and improve peripheral vision.
    • Head support that also enables the head to move horizontally.

    http://www.symmetric-designs.com/axion-rotating-headrest-interface.html

    • (800) 537-1724

    Matrix Seating USA

    Custom-Molded Seats & Backs

    Custom-Molded Seats & Backs

    • This infinitely adjustable custom-molded wheelchair seating can be grown to accommodate weight gain and evolving positioning requirements.
    • The design of the seating system provides optimal pressure distribution and superior ventilation to reduce buildups of heat and moisture.
    • Because this system can flex with the wheelchair’s movements, it maximizes shock absorption to reduce shear and pressure.

    http://www.matrixseatingusa.com/

    • (800) 986-9319

    Stealth Products, Inc.

    Tarta Backrests

    Tarta Backrests

    • An ergonomic backrest that uses state-of-the-art materials and design concepts to provide adaptable support that optimizes function for busy users.
    • Ideal for busy children who experience a range of environments and activities every day.

    https://www.stealthproducts.com/?p=568

    • (800) 965-9229

    Stealth Products, Inc.

    Custom Seating

    Custom Seating

    • A custom linear seating using the highest-quality materials where Stealth pays close attention to detail to create the correct combination of base, foam and cover that meets the user’s current needs and also grows as needed.
    • Standard and customized back packages, plus back inserts, are available.

    https://www.stealthproducts.com/?p=45&tb=pages

    • (800) 965-9229

    Stealth Products, Inc.

    Custom Planar Seating

    Custom Seating

    From basic needs to highly individualized ones, Stealth Products’ custom manufacturing department can provide hardware solutions that exactly position seat, back and accessory surfaces for wheelchair users of all ages. Stealth can also handle seating components and systems ranging from early childhood to large adult sizing — and the Stealth team is also capable of fabricating custom sizes as needed. From head to toes, Stealth’s positioning department has an innovative and functional solution.

    http://stealthproducts.com

    • (800) 965-9229

    Columbia Medical

    P Pod

    P Pod

    It looks like a beanbag chair, but it’s so much more! P Pod also offers postural support so kids can continue to get the optimal positioning they need even when they’re not in their wheelchairs. Four sizes are available, and the liners can be fitted to accommodate growth. The P Pod has a removable cover to make cleaning convenient, and this lightweight chair can easily be moved throughout the house. It’s fun, appealing and stylish enough to be the star of any room.

    http://columbiamedical.com

    • (800) 454-6612

    Ki Mobility

    Little Wave Flip

    Little Wave Flip

    • By integrating styling elements seen in strollers — and 500+ color combinations! — this new tilt-in-space chair seeks to facilitate the first step toward early-intervention positioning.
    • With fewer parts than other tilt chairs, the seat height, depth and width are easy to change as the child grows.
    • A tube-in-tube seat rail design is modular so changes can be made without replacing parts.
    • The raised pivot point on the folding back allows more seating to remain on the chair when it’s folded.
    • (800) 981-1540

    Therafin Corp.

    Easy Clip Back

    Easy Clip Back

    • Simplicity meets style in this basic positioning back (E2611).
    • Available in 14", 16" and 18" widths.
    • Easy to install, has a removable and washable cover, and includes a lumbar pad.
    • Adds just 2.5 lbs. to the chair and requires no special tools to install — just a tape measure.
    • (800) 843-7234

    Broda Seating

    Additional Positioning

    Additional Positioning

    • BRODA’s Additional Positioning Package (APP) is easy to use and requires no maintenance.
    • Made with high-specification foam and covered with low-shear, waterproof fabric.
    • Includes seat cushion, back/head support, shoulder bolsters, calf/foot support.
    • (800) 668-0637

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