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.
Key Kids’ Words: Flexibility, growth, ease of use
The R82 Mustang is an anterior/posterior gait trainer that provides proper positioning and support for children as they learn stepping/walking. The Mustang provides excellent upper-body support and adjustable angle positioning for forward tilt in the anterior configuration and full upright support in the posterior configuration. Positioning accessories are available for children who need extra support, and are removable as their walking skills progress. The center spar is dynamic and helps mimic the natural up and down movement in walking. The Mustang comes in four sizes suitable for children and young people.
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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.
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°.
Chill-Out Chair with 3-Point Belt
Freedom Concepts’ well-known Chill-Out Chair offers a comfortable seating alternative to a stroller or beanbag. But a new 3-point padded pelvic positioning belt now makes it a great choice for kids who need pelvic stabilization or need to be prevented from leaving the chair prematurely. Made from thick and long-lasting foam and covered with fabric that matches the chair, the belt blends into the Chill-Out Chair and is designed to prevent abrasions and excessive pressure. Check with Freedom Concepts for other accessories and fabric choices.
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
Invacare’s Solara 3G combines adjustability with easy-to-use tilt and a growable seat pan to match each user’s individual needs. The Tilt-Assist adjustment helps to correct for uneven weight distribution. A Low Shear Recline option minimizes potentially dangerous shearing forces. An optional DeGage dynamic rocker back accommodates clients with involuntary thrusting movements. The foot-operated wheel lock easily locks both rear wheels for caregiver convenience.
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2017:
For end users who are harder on their equipment, the Solara 3G stands up to the hardest of users, and is still easy for caregivers to move around.
— Kathy Fallon, ATP, Kennebec Pharmacy & Home Care
The TWIST mono-tube wheelchair features built-in growth, no new parts or growth kits required. It’s sized from 8x8" up to 15x16" and offers 2" of seat width growth and 3" of seat depth growth. The TiLite Tru-Fit system uses an infinite adjustment mechanism to fine-tune the TWIST. A center-mounted push handle option is height adjustable and enables Mom or Dad to lend a helping hand (or to remove the handle when no extra push is required). The 1" aluminum frame design allows easy installation of seating components.
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The P Pod was born as a result of feedback from parents clamoring for an alternative seating device for the home that would provide all the clinical benefits their children need, while allowing them to actively participate with their families. Through vibrant colors and a beanbag-like design, the P Pod offers a warm, fun and engaging look with a specially molded foam liner that provides outstanding positional support and comfort. There are three components to the P Pod: the Positioning Pod, a molded foam liner that provides optimal postural support; the Bolster Support, which assists with upright positioning; and a beanbag base.