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.


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

Star Cushion Products Inc.

Stabil-Air Cushion

Stabil-Air Cushion

  • The new, patented Stabil-Air from Star Cushion Products uses air and foam technologies to provide higher levels of stability for wheelchair users.
  • Designed to offer greater postural control and improved positioning.
  • Combines the dynamic weight distribution benefits of an air cell cushion with the stability and positioning benefits found in foam cushions.
  • Foam supporter pieces strategically inhabit the interior of selected air cells of this cushion in an innovative design that helps users to achieve both support and stability in their wheelchairs.
  • (888) 277-7827

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.

Quadtro Select

Quadtro Select

  • Created for consumers who need a high level of skin protection, have asymmetrical postures or require progressive positioning.
  • Available in low, mid or high profiles, in widths and depths from 12" to 24".
  • Made of flame-resistant, black Neoprene made without latex, and features a stretch polyester/Spandex cover.
  • This cushion is also suggested for users who have fair to poor balance or a progressive condition.
  • (800) 851-3449

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

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

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

ROHO, Inc.

Hybrid Elite SR

Hybrid Elite SR

  • The next generation of hybrid foam-and-air cushions — combining a stable, contoured foam base and a ROHO Dry Floatation air insert — is ROHO’s Hybrid Elite SR.
  • A new sealed, contoured foam overlay improves comfort along the cushion’s leg troughs without compromising overall stability.
  • Now compatible with Smart Check, the hand-held device that helps consumers find and continuously maintain their proper inflation levels throughout the day.
  • (800) 851-3449

Invacare

Matrx PS Cushion

Matrx PS Cushion

  • Lightweight seat cushion designed to provide superior positioning, stability and comfort.
  • Helps to maintain the client’s pelvic position and prevent sliding out of the wheelchair, while durable, high-resilience foam prevents clients from bottoming out.
  • Made with Ultra-Fresh for antibacterial and odor protection.
  • The cushion’s anatomically contoured shape and innovative, reversible outer cover provide customized comfort throughout the day for users with all types of diagnoses and seating needs.
  • (800) 333-6900

ROHO, Inc.

ROHO MOJO Designer Wheelchair cushion cover

ROHO Mojo Desiner Cover

  • Personalize your cushion with the unique style to show case your personality!
  • 80% Nylon, 20% Lycra top cover, Snap closure
  • Fabric styles include: tiger, kaleidoscope, musical magic, on the beach, my teddy bear, watercolor, zebra and camouflage.

https://roho.com/category/products/wheelchair-seating-accessories/mojo-designer-cushion-covers/

  • (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

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

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

Quantum Rehab

Synergy Spectrum Foam

Synergy Spectrum Foam

  • Constructed of viscoelastic foam with a four-way-stretch standard cushion cover.
  • Available in widths from 10" to 32" and depths from 10" to 28", the Synergy Spectrum Foam is sized to fit a large range of your wheelchair users, from pediatric to adult and bariatric (thanks to the cushion’s 650-lb. weight capacity).
  • 3" high and designed to provide positioning support and skin protection.
  • Available options include an incontinence cover and a solid seat insert.

http://www.quantumrehab.com/quantum-cushions-and-backs/synergy-spectrum-foam.asp

  • (800) 800-8586

Dynamic Systems Inc.

Laminar

Laminar

  • Made of viscoelastic polyurethane gel foam (Pudgee) on top of open-cell viscoelastic polyurethane foam (Sunmate), with a removable, washable stretch-fabric; waterproof Dartex; or Stretch-4 cover.
  • Available in 16", 18" and 20" widths and 16", 18" and 20" depths, the Laminar has an unlimited weight capacity.
  • An optional non-halogenated fire retardant can be added to the SunMate layer for extra protection.
  • Other options include generic contouring and a Dureflex waterproof film.
  • Designed for wheelchair users at high risk of pressure injuries or skin breakdown.

https://www.sunmatecushions.com/pages/laminar-orthopedic-cushions

  • (855) 786-6283

VARILITE®

Meridian Cushion

Meridian

  • Designed for clients at a high risk of skin breakdown who also require symmetrical positioning support, including prevention of posterior pelvic tilt.
  • Adjustable, self-inflating, dual-chambered multi-stiffness foam and air cushion with dual valves.
  • Wave contoured, closed-cell bases are available for added postural positioning; a closed-cell Wedge is also an option.
  • Available in widths from 12" to 24" and depths from 14" to 20" and has a weight capacity of 750 lbs.
  • Choose from a tailored mesh or incontinence cushion cover.

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

  • (800) 827-4548

ROHO, Inc.

Hybrid Elite SR

Hybrid Elite SR

  • The Hybrid Elite Single Compartment cushion is now Sensor Ready and compatible with ROHO’s Smart Check feedback system.
  • The Hybrid Elite SR is an adjustable, air-filled wheelchair support system that combines the ROHO Dry Floatation cellular design with a contoured foam base.
  • It’s built to conform to a client’s seated shape in the pelvic loading area to provide skin/soft tissue protection, positioning and an environment to facilitate wound healing.
  • Smart Check can assist its user by saving an inflation range during cushion setup, then checking the cushion to make sure inflation remains within the saved range.

https://roho.com/hybridelite/

  • (800) 851-3449

Invacare

Matrx Flovair Contour

Matrx Flovair Contour

  • Designed to provide pelvic stability, pressure management, leg positioning and pressure relief to wheelchair clients living with skin-integrity issues.
  • The moisture-resistant, zippered inner cushion cover easily wipes clean for quick and convenient maintenance for consumer or caregivers.
  • The zippered inner cover design also helps ATPs and clinicians who need to access the Matrx Flovair Contour to make seating modifications in clinical or provider settings.

http://www.invacare.com/cgi-bin/imhqprd/inv_catalog/prod_cat_detail.jsp?prodID=ITFG88

  • (800) 333-6900

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