The Raz-CAT (Compact Attendant Tilt) is both a growable pediatric rehab shower commode chair and a perfect fit for smaller adults. It accommodates growth via seat depth adjustment and the options of three back widths in two different heights. The unique tapered aperture — wider in the rear — provides an increasingly wider commode opening as the seat depth is increased. Seat depth can be adjusted from 11" to 16". Back widths of 14", 16" and 18" can be selected in either 15" or 18" heights. Tilt range is 40° or 25° when combined with the optional 30° reclining back. With any back selection, the Raz-CAT will fit over standard toilet bowls.
A highly adaptable dynamic seating system, the X:Panda can be configured to meet a range of postural requirements and to accommodate growth. Available in four sizes, the X:Panda is suitable for young children to young adults. It can help kids with pelvic asymmetries, hip migration or tight hamstrings. All sizes are available with individual growth in width, depth and back height to extend the life of the seat and accommodate the greatest range of sizes. X:Panda features patented recline adjustment, tilt-in-space to 30° and a dynamic back with gas springs that can be set to control range of movement or can be locked.
With a unique frame design, the ROVI X3 creates more stability for pediatric users while also featuring one of the smallest bases available, at just 23.25" in overall width. Thanks to a turning radius of 20", the ROVI X3 is able to access a number of tighter environments. A powerful drivetrain and patented ARC suspension create a commanding, but nimble driving experience. The battery compartment holds two Group 34 batteries, or — if a ventilator is needed — the compartment will hold three 50-amp-hour batteries. A complimentary USB port charges kids’ electronics.
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2017:
Narrow wheelbase that is great for old houses; offers multitude of options for seating functions to make it as customized as each person requires.
— Kathy Fallon, ATP, Kennebec Pharmacy & Home Care
Anterior Support Walker
The anterior support walker is designed for kids who can support weight on their legs and take steps, but who lack the balance or body and shoulder control required by more traditional walkers. Created to address the needs of children with severe spasticity, athetosis or ataxia, the anterior support walker is available in three sizes, and its front wheels can swivel or lock in the forward position. Rear wheels are equipped with external ratchets to prevent the walker from rolling backwards. Handgrip adjusts fore and aft, and cushion angle adjusts.
The JUNIOR Seat Cushion is now available in five sizes and provides a comfortable, stable foundation for exploration and adventure. Lightweight multi-stiffness foam promotes immersion, stability and positioning while the washable, water-resistant cover lets kids be kids. Each cushion features a VARILITE self-inflating valve for quick and easy adjustments. Designed specifically for children using anthropometric data, the JUNIOR line features a full range of size-appropriate seating and positioning items to support children in their mobility devices, allowing them to follow their imagination.
The KidWalk system encourages hands-free, self-initiated exploration for children. The key to this dynamic mobility system is lateral weight shift during ambulation to mimic natural gait patterns. Auto-centering pelvic guides align the lower body. Height and angle can easily be adjusted while the device is in use. The mid-wheel-drive location offers better control and a smaller turning radius for easier maneuvering, and KidWalk rolls smoothly over varied terrains. It’s available in two sizes and disassembles for easy transport or storage.
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2016:
For more upright gait, [I use] KidWalk and appreciate the dynamic movement in all the planes of motion. Recently, [I] had some children with inseams that were 6” and less. KidWalk was just too high. [I] contacted Prime Engineering, and they told me about their extra-small early-intervention model. Now I have all the features I love, for my itty-bitty clients.
— Wendy Altizer, PT, ATP, Milestones Physical Therapy
Pediatric Go Chair
This special-order Go Chair is engineered to meet the needs of even the most active child, with a top speed of 3.7 mph. The Pediatric Go Chair’s ultra-compact size provides easy access to kid-sized environments, while vibrant color choices add a fun, personal touch. One-hand, feather-touch disassembly makes transport fast and convenient for parents on the go. A range of pediatric seating and positioning components is available to fit a variety of individual needs.
Firefly by Leckey
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2017:
I love this product because it gives children the support they need to sit upright by themselves to play. What I have seen with children using this product is they are able to learn to sit upright sooner on their own if they have that ability, and children are able to become more independent with their play because parents don’t need to be right there supporting them. It gives parents a sense of progress, and a break to let their child play independently while they tend to other siblings or household activities.
— Mary Miles, PT, DPT, ATP, White Bear Lake B-2 early intervention
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
The clinically sound and aesthetically appealing P Pod Alternative Positioning Support is designed to encourage play, engagement and participation. It features three unique components: a molded foam liner for optimal postural support; a Bolster support to assist with upright positioning; and a beanbag base. P Pod is suitable for all ages and comes in five sizes (extra small to extra large) to provide proper postural alignment at home, in school or in clinical environments. Optional accessories include freestanding and lap trays, activity frame, mobility base, foot bolster, lateral bolsters and contoured chest harness.
R82/Convaid have announced the North American launch of Wombat Living by R82, designed as a best-in-class, daily tilt-in-space activity chair that improves upon the original. Created for use at school and at home, Wombat Living comes in three sizes and two fresh new colors, and it’s capable of multiple configurations. The seating unit tilts from -20° to 15° for relaxed and active postures with plenty of adjustment for growth. An angle-adjustable push brace can be positioned out of the way when not needed. Accessories include a power actuator for height adjustment, lateral supports and head supports.