Product Revue: Seating & Positioning
Solara 3G Wheelchair with Matrx Seating
PB&J. Wine and cheese. Solara 3G and Matrx are just another perfect pairing. Clients get the benefit of the customizable Solara 3G, which offers back-angle adjustment as well as seat width and depth growth with a 300-lb. weight capacity. In addition, Matrx seating products provide a complete portfolio to target specific client needs.
Low Profile Amputee Seat
Preventing knee flexion contractures is the goal of the Low Profile Amputee Seat. Nine-inch, fully retractable extensions ease transfers. The seat can be removed from the chair and includes two cushions. Offered in 16", 18" and 20" widths with a 250-lb. weight capacity.
Drive Medical Design & Mfg.
Trekker takes adjustability seriously. The pediatric chair accommodates various adaptive and aftermarket seating systems, and the base comes with -5°- to 45° adjustable tilt and up to 170° of adjustable recline. Plus, the separate base and seating module allows reverse facing seating. Trekker is lightweight, portable and easy to use. Available in sizes 12 and 14 with a 110-lb. weight capacity.
The Focus CR puts the client in the driver seat with customizable tilt and rotation. The Complex Rotation seating system offers an easily adjustable center of gravity that can be accomplished with the client seated in the chair. Two control paths and two centers of rotation minimize misalignment. The Focus CR also features tilt that is both secure and smart: It tells you where adjustments need to be made. The chair weighs 33 lbs. and can seat up to 300 lbs. Seat width ranges from 14" to 22" with a seat height range of 13" to 19.5". WC19 transit approved.
Clients with or at risk for pressure sores can now take the benefits of an alternating mattress on the go with the Airpulse PK2. The Airpulse PK2 offers automatic pressure sore treatment in a wheelchair cushion, complete with adjustable internal air bladders and cycle times. The product also features waterproof, coated foam; a custom antimicrobial cushion; and a 40-hour-per-charge battery. Upgrades include lumbar support, a deluxe remote control and a pelvic positioning pad.
TRU-Balance 3 Power Positioning Systems
Designed to fit like a suit, the TRU-Balance 3 Power Positioning System offers options to truly tailor the system to the user via seat depth, width, back height, multi-axis armrests and center of gravity. In addition, the base comes standard with modular tilt, recline, scissor lift and articulating foot platform. Users can choose from a wide range of accessories, seating sizes ranging from 12x12" to 24x24", and standard 300-lb. or HD 400-lb. weight capacities.
Removable Medial Hardware
Need hardware that allows for the easy removal of a pommel pad for easier client transfers? Look no further than MTHW-650 Removable Medial Hardware. The product bolts directly to the front edge of the seat pan and enables the quick release of the pommel pad by simply pressing a button.
JAY Positioning Supports
What you’re looking for in positioning supports, the JAY line has. Options include adult and pediatric versions of Whitmyer head supports as well as upper-body, pelvic and lower-body positioning supports. New to the line are single and dual foot boxes for pressure and tone management and arm troughs for positioning and pressure distribution. Order on or off chair.
This article originally appeared in the Seating & Position Handbook 2014-2015 issue of Mobility Management.