Matrx Kid*ab*ra Vi Cushion
Ideal for pediatric users at moderate to high risk for skin breakdown, the Invacare Matrx Kid*ab*ra Vi wheelchair seat cushion was designed with dual-density, high-resiliency foam with a viscoelastic insert for comfort and support. The moisture-resistant, breathable cover protects the foam and can be easily wiped clean — important for busy families on the go.
Little riders need kid-friendly technology! The new Pilot has built-in forward growth adjustment so kids can maintain optimal rear wheel access for the most efficient propulsion possible (without needing to relearn push mechanics). A clean frame design features a seat pan and side panels that provide easy access to the adjustment bolts, so changes are simple and intuitive to make. Adjustments can be done without compromising access to the rear wheels. The ultralightweight design and carbon fiber frame panels make the Pilot 50 percent lighter and ever-so-easy to navigate for kids. Sized from 8x9" to 14x15".
Stealth Products, Inc.
i-Drive Control System
Designed around a proprietary Central Processing Unit and Advanced Programming Software, i-Drive’s combination of hardware and software brings state-of-the-art technology to the alternative drive control segment. Real-time feedback provides smoother control and improved driving efficiency to build confidence, even in new drivers or those with limited functional ability. Interaction between driver and system occurs in real time thanks to the i-Drive CPU, which works at a frequency of 150 kHz. Add Stealth’s positioning components to build the optimal seating and driving system for each pediatric client.
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2018:
I like the new Stealth i-Drive specialty control module. It is basically a newer type of electronic interface device that allows you to set up, connect and program specialty drive and switch controls on complex, high-end power wheelchairs for people that lack the ability to drive with a traditional hand control joystick set-up.
With this new technology, the users can access input devices that will allow them to drive and use power seating functions through alternative switch access. We have been using a lot of knee abductor-mounted switches for our ALS [clients] and have had some successful outcomes.
— Frank Lane, ATP, CRTS, National Seating & Mobility
This compact, tilting rehab shower commode chair was specifically designed for growing children and smaller adults. The Raz-CAT’s adjustability and modularity make it ideal to fit kids and teens through childhood and beyond. An 18" wide seat frame and base allow the Raz-CAT to roll over most toilets. Adjustable height enables the unit to clear toilet bowls and provides easier hygiene access by the caregiver. Backs are available in 14", 16" and 18" widths and in 15" or 18" heights. Seat depth adjusts from 11" to 16" with the standard Raz-CAT seat. Tilt capacities up to 40° reduce pressure and provide optimal trunk positioning. With a frame that’s 3" shorter than the Raz-AT, the CAT (Compact Attendant Tilt) is more maneuverable than larger hygiene units, but still is compatible with Raz accessories and custom seats.
Convaid | R82
Convaid’s new Flyer is the latest addition to the company’s tilt-in-space portfolio. This lightweight, all-day pediatric chair is great for kids who are “graduating” from a stroller-style chair. The Flyer is modular and portable, built with growth in mind while accommodating aftermarket seating. Remove the seating module from the mobility base for easy lifting, transporting and storage. The Flyer grows in width, depth and height to keep up with kids.
Thomashilfen North America
The new Defender Reha Car Seat’s features include seat and back with height-adjustable headrest, LATCH equipped, 5-point safety/positioning belt with shoulder pads, chest clip, small crotch pad, and a set of removable head, trunk and hip supports. Additional accessories include footrest, tray, cup holder and seat wedge. For Canadian partners, Thomashilfen will feature a Defender booster seat with swivel base accessory for ease of loading/unloading.
The fully customizable, tilt-in-space Trekker accommodates functional or rest positions, providing increased sitting tolerance for maximal comfort. The Trekker comes in a range of colors and is an easy-to-use, portable chair that meets the needs of caregiver, user and therapist or physician. It features a separate base and seating module, which is reversible, so the user can face away or toward the caregiver. Trekker also accepts adaptive and aftermarket seating to accommodate the needs of therapists and users. The chair allows up to 170° of adjustable recline and tilt ranging from -5° to 45°.
Inspired by Drive
Wallaby Folding Wheelchair
Key Kids’ Words: WC19-compliant
Available in 12” and 14” seat widths, the Wallaby is WC19 bus-transit-compliant for children between 50 and 80 lbs. and includes standard transit tie-down brackets. The Wallaby features height-adjustable push handles, flip-back padded desk arms and a standard pelvic belt for additional comfort and safety. The chair also has push-to-lock wheel locks, 22” rear wheels with 6" front casters, swing-away footrests with tool-free height-adjustment, and a calf strap.
Little Wave Clik
Key Kids’ Words: Dynamic fifth wheel
The Little Wave Clik enables children to go and grow, with width and depth growth capabilities of 8" to 16" and features that promote independence. Ki’s strategically designed Index System of tubing has dimples that optimize adjustment while eliminating guess work. It promotes proper positioning techniques and wheel access so you are just one “Clik” away from just right. The new dynamic fifth wheel will allow you to adjust both range and spring rate to benefit any level of rider. Set up in mid-wheel configuration for your littlest riders or set up to help teach balance and wheeling skills, the Clik is designed for next-generation wheelchair users and their families.
ROVI X3 + Matrx Mini Seating
Key Kids’ Words: Seating and mobility combo for exploring
Motion Concepts has created a special seating and mobility combo especially for its littler customers: the ROVI X3 power base with Ultra Low Maxx power positioning and Invacare Matrx Mini Seating from Motion Concepts. The results are a small footprint thanks to a modular, easy-to-adjust system. The X3 base offers a turning radius of 20" and a base width of just 23.25" to allow kids to maneuver in kid-sized spaces. The Matrx Mini Back is contoured to provide support without restricting mobility and play, and it includes truly pediatric Mini Set hardware for optimal ease of positioning and growth.