Shoulder Harness Strap Guides
As seen at the 2019 International Seating Symposium: Place and keep chest and shoulder harnesses exactly where you want them. Bodypoint’s new Shoulder Harness Strap Guides provide a customized fit, even on low or contoured backrests. Elevate the mounting position of top straps to achieve the ideal angle for more even pressure distribution over the shoulder. The guides feature super-strong spring steel that absorbs shock to prevent damage to the back; integrated holes allow easy harness attachment, no extra drilling needed. Long mounting slots accommodate a range of backrests and offer greater adjustability. Optional Mounting Adapters (lower photo) enable the use of existing headrest holes to minimize the need for drilling and to make fine-tuning the fit easy and convenient. Strap guides and Mounting Adapters are each available in two sizes.
Shoulder Harness Strap Guides
These sleek, easy-to-install guides optimize the positioning and comfort of chest and shoulder harness straps on almost any backrest, while enabling the use of harnesses on more chairs. The thin, stylish design with long mounting slots is widely compatible with different harnesses, pull-styles and end fittings. Optional Mounting Adapter plates provide even more mounting and adjustment possibilities. Details include built-in threaded holes that allow attachment of harness end fittings directly to strap guides.
Universal Elastic Strap
Made of strong, high-stretch Neoprene, this strap offers a unique, flexible solution for temporary positioning. Use on the chest, abdomen, lap or legs anytime extra support is needed, such as during work, play, therapy, fittings or transfers. The ultra-fine hook-and-loop attachment won’t snag clothes, and the easy-grab end tab with its large thumbhole is great for users with limited hand dexterity. It’s available in three widths and a 56" length that can be cut shorter without fraying. Codes as E0960 (chest) or E0995 (calves), but also is a popular cash purchase.
Grooved Mushroom Joystick Handle
The textured, rounded top of this new joystick is comfortable and secure for users grasping from above. Users grasping the joystick from the side will find its grooved shaft helpful and can tuck their fingers below the knob. Top and side grooves provide superior grip control, even for users with limited hand function. The joystick has an optimal height for gripping, but can be easily trimmed for those needing to use a palmar hand position or fingertip control. The springy, tough polyurethane is safe and easy to clean by hand or in a dishwasher.
Balance shoulder retraction with sternal support and safety via the PivotFit shoulder harness. Available in sizes to fit kids through adults, the PivotFit’s shape contours to the shoulders and ribcage for a supportive, comfortable fit. Pressure is distributed across a 25-percent greater surface area than a traditional H-style harness. The sternum strap’s low placement reduces choking risk and is easy to adjust to accommodate clothing changes while providing a snug fit. The strong, patented swivel buckle equalizes tension without bunching, allowing pads to pivot to the best placement for the user’s body shape and comfort.
Bodypoint’s newly redesigned ankle huggers feature a low-profile ErgoLatch buckle, plus easy hook-and-loop adjustment to provide the right fit every time. New pad material increases stability and comfort by allowing variable zones of flex. Softer, wrinkle-free Cordura fabric and proprietary Bodypoint edge binding eliminate wrinkles to preserve skin integrity and comfort, increase abrasion resistance and meet new ISO standards for biocompatibility and flammability. Ankle huggers are available in sizes to fit pediatric to adult clients, to reduce joint stress by holding above the ankle to improve comfort and positioning tolerance.
All-in-One Ankle Hugger
This newly redesigned Ankle Hugger combines Bodypoint’s previous two styles into one. The ErgoLatch buckle with hook-and-loop adjustment offers “set and forget” adjustment that stays put between uses. The smoother, micro-injection molded hook and high-tenacity low-profile loop material won’t trap dirt or snag clothing. Denser webbing — now 1" in all product sizes — is used for improved handling. Softer CORDURA edge binding and pad fabric protects skin. Ankle huggers can be machine washed and dried.
A Mobility Management Best Pick, the PivotFit upper-body support, available in XXS-XL sizes, provides 25-percent more pressure distribution than Bodypoint’s H-style harness, with body-hugging curves and a low-profile swivel buckle to equalize tension bilaterally. Requiring 12 lbs. of force to open, the swivel buckle discourages “fiddling” and prevents accidental release. Balancing shoulder and chest support, PivotFit aids respiration, head control and technology access. Users report greater success in school, play and everyday activities. Laminar pads curve into a low-sternum adjustment strap to avoid choking risk.
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2016:
I love the Bodypoint PivotFit harness because it gives my cerebral palsy clients a good amount of upper-body support and needed movement all at the same time. It is easy to put on and take off when going in and out of the chair, as well as when it needs to be completely removed for washing. It is a very well-designed product that provides flexible support and comfort.
— Michelle Frank, ATP, Ability Evolution
Midline Joystick Mounting Kits
For clients who prefer driving their power
chairs from midline, Bodypoint offers
Midline Joystick Mounting Kits, customizable
to accommodate various types of joystick
models and sizes. Different midline arm
choices are available to adapt to different
situations, such as accommodating a lap tray.
Push the teal-colored button on the Tri-Lock
rotating shaft to swing the arm out of the
way for easier transferring. True swingaway
action automatically returns to preset position
to resume driving. The mount can hold
30 lbs. of switches, devices and controls.
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.
These rail or tube midline
joystick mounting kits support
optimal access with economical
users can swing the lightweight,
arm away/back to a preset
position for all-day success.
For more stability, the rotating
shaft can convert to automatic
locking with a hidden flip-stop
for caregiver-assisted release.
A height-adjustable mounting
clamp holds up to 30 lbs.
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2016:
For pediatric or adult, this extra-strong, padded seat belt is an
integral part of my tool kit in helping me manage those high tone
patterns and keeping hips in place.
— Ian Kingscote, ATP, Numotion
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2015:
The Evoflex Pelvic Stabilizer is a great solution for pelvic positioning belts that are consistently falling down and getting lost in the wheelchair frame/base. If a belt gets caught in the wheel of a manual or power wheelchair, it can be problematic for the chair itself or even worse, a safety issue for the wheelchair user. The Evoflex ensures that the belt is accessible to the user and is protected from damaging the wheelchair by using stiffened end straps to keep the belt in place. The straps can also rotate down and out of the way (to be parallel to the seat rail) for people who perform lateral transfers. Additionally, the stiffened ends allow users with less manual dexterity to be able to independently don the pelvic belt. This concept is genius and alleviates many frustrations both in manual and power wheelchairs.
— Amy Morgan, PT, ATP, Permobil, Lebanon, Tenn.
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.