This adorable twist on casual beanbag-style seating gives children the chance to get out of their wheelchairs while maintaining the postural support they need. The P Pod is available in four sizes, and its liners can be fitted to accommodate a child’s growth. The system features lightweight, removable covers and a family-friendly appeal that helps P Pod to fit perfectly into living rooms or playrooms so kids who use wheelchairs can kick back and relax in style.
Designed for adolescents (in up to five different colors!), the rigid Rogue Xp uses features from the adult Rogue and pediatric Little Wave Clik. The Xp adjusts in seat width/height, center of gravity, seat upholstery and seat pans. It’s crafted of 1 3/8" 7000 series aluminum to stand up to the active lives of teens and young adults.
Thomashilfen North America
The Recaro Monza Reha booster seat is designed to optimally position kids with special needs. It features adjustable lateral supports, a full-range positioning harness and a swivel base for easy, safe transport. The 12-lb. seat is easy to move between vehicles. The booster seat fits kids weighing 33.1 to 110.2 lbs.
The lightweight, foldable REACH stroller is available in 12", 14" and an innovative frame design so caregivers can fix the tilt angle at 10°, 20° or 30°. Up to 5" of depth growth is built into the seating system. Handlebar, back height, seat depth and hip/knee angles are easily adjustable.
Designed for kids, the Decaf can be flexed specifically to support the unique contours of a growing child’s body without losing seat depth and with accurate support contact through the pelvis, lumbar and thoracic spine. The Decaf is available in permanent or quick-release configurations. Patented FlexLoc hardware allows Decaf to be adjusted in multiple axes.
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
Wallaby wheelchairs are bus-transit approved when used with headrest extensions and five-point harnesses. Available in 12" and 14" widths and 12" depths, the Wallaby has a powder-coated steel frame, nylon upholstery, pelvic belt with reversible cover, 22" rear and 6" front swivel rubber wheels, height-adjustable push handles and push-to-lock brakes.
An advanced alternative drive control head array uses Stealth’s tried-and-true head positioning technology. A range of modifications can be made to customize the i-Drive, such as adding switches or embedding speakers into the headrest. Optional advanced programming software offers further individualization.
Adaptive Engineering Lab
AEL seats and backrests can be made to order to fit any frame width, depth or back height needed for pediatric clients, with sizes typically ranging from 10" to 24". Choose from signature upholsteries, including breathable IsoLogic Air Mesh with Outlast Temperature-Regulating Coating. AEL also offers headrest, lateral, adductor and abductor pads.
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2015:
I continue to be impressed with the TiLite TWIST. It is the most adjustable and lightweight pediatric chair around. Even in the teeny-tiny kids, the regular rear wheel configuration is working well, and they can access the wheels without the chair being tippy. I have yet to put a client into one who has not been successful. Parents also love the look of the chair. It’s such a minimal chair that you really see the kid and not the chair, even when we have to add some minor positioning components.
— Lauren Rosen, PT, MPT, MSMS, ATP/SMS, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital of Tampa (Fla.)
X:Panda Dynamic Seating
A multi-adjustable seat in four sizes, the X:Panda includes a dynamic back so the child can extend and push back against relatively light resistance and then return to the desired position. For feeding and transportation times, the back is lockable — or it can be angled to provide an open or closed hip angle. X:Panda has up to 4" of seat width/depth adjustment for growth. Complies with ISO 16840-4.