Therasleeves are simple, slip-on sleeves made of washable material and capable of extending the lives of soft goods. Since harnesses and hip belts can become dirty after just a few meals, you’ll receive a set of two sleeves with every Therasleeve order. Clients can use one sleeve while the other is being washed, thereby guaranteeing that harnesses and hip belts will always be protected. The newest Therasleeve offering is made of black ballistic nylon, which is virtually indestructible and stands up to chewing and gouging. Liquids and food wipe right off.
Sunrise Medical (US) LLC
QM-7 with SEDEO ERGO
The QM-7 with SEDEO ERGO seating and SpiderTrac 2.0 suspension redefines power chair technology. Performance springs create a more intuitive drive and better wheel contact, with more wheels on the ground at any time. The SURETRAC option enhances driving performance by keeping the chair driving straight over irregular terrain. Power seating keeps users comfortable and supported while in tilt, recline or elevation. SEDEO ERGO’s C-Me function allows driving up to 3 mph while elevating.
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.
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.
Freedom NXT Tilt-in-Space
Key Kids’ Words: Positioning + Power Add-On
Freedom NXT Tilt-in-Space wheelchair is the lightweight, compact and transportable option made especially for active families. Add the new Alber e-fix E35 Power Add-On Drive to create the ride that active kids have been dreaming about and the independence their caregivers have been asking for. Families on the go will appreciate the lightweight Freedom NXT and how easily it disassembles, lifts and stows into small spaces for transport. Plus, the entire system adjusts to meet the ever-changing needs of growing children up to 225 lbs.
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
Inspired by Drive
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.
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.
Virtual Seating Coach
The effectiveness of powered seat functions depends on the power chair client using them correctly and consistently. Permobil, in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh, has launched the Virtual Seating Coach (VSC), designed to allow clinicians to program their seating recommendations, such as how often and far back to tilt and recline. VSC alerts clients when it’s time to reposition, tracks their compliance, and could help establish evidence for medical justification of power seat functions.
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2017:
We know that keeping people focused on using their tilt and recline, tracking that data and reporting back to our therapists will change the face of rehab and how we do, what we do. More importantly, it will keep patients out of the hospital because they will be using the equipment properly. This tool is a vital game changer in the rehab industry. Outcomes are everything. Virtual Seating Coach is one of the best new products offered.
— Joe McKnight, ATP/SMS, CRTS, Numotion