Ride Custom 2
Ride’s new Custom 2 cushion features all the skin and postural care of the original Ride Custom cushion, but in a more comfortable, lighter and simpler design. The cushion is made specifically to match each user’s unique shape, helps to decrease long-term skin risk and aids in sitting stability for improved functional performance. Well suited to traditional custom seating clients, the Custom 2 also has unique features to make it a great match for active wheelchair users and growing kids. A 16x16" size weighs about 1.8 lbs., and the Custom 2’s base is softer. A base ventilation channel is optional.
Inception Simulation Kit
If off-the-shelf wheelchair seat cushions don’t work for your client, is a custom-molded seating system the only remaining option? Comfort Company doesn’t think so, and instead suggests its new Inception Simulation Kit. The kit is a tool that enables clinicians and ATPs to build a custom seat cushion using different types of foams and cushion components. Then, the client can test the simulated cushion prior to ordering — and the seating team can make adjustments, such as adding support or trying a different kind of foam. After deciding on the ideal combination of seating and support for a particular client, the ATP can place the seat cushion order with confidence. The Inception Simulation Kit comes in small, medium and large sizes. For more information on the kit, watch the video (url below); Comfort Company also offers a free hour-long Custom Seating solutions video tutorial that teaches viewers how to use the kit to build a customized system. CEUs are available for completing the online course.
Easy Set hardware on the Matrx Elite Back makes it quick to install and allows for adjustments to be made while the user remains seated in the wheelchair. Lateral supports provide optimal trunk support while still allowing clearance for shoulders and hips. An optional headrest adapter plate mounts directly onto the back, which features a lightweight, stylish shell. The Matrx Elite has removable and adjustable lumbo-sacral support for a custom fit.
With integrated trunk wings that attach to a planar aluminum back support shell, the Acta-Embrace back support is adjustable for angle, height and a total of 3" of width (for standard wings; 1.5" for pediatric wings). Moldable stays create and maintain natural spinal curvatures, accommodate abnormal curvatures and allow for customization for changes in condition over time. The Acta-Embrace comes with integrated chest harness strap guides and is compatible with the BodiLink head support and lateral trunk support hardware.
This lightweight, anti-microbial, adjustable kid’s wheelchair back is designed to provide posterior and mild lateral thoracic wheelchair seating support for active children. The back has X-static and Aquaguard cover technologies, plus adjustable, one-step-release hardware to accommodate a wide range of mounting locations as kids grow. The inner cover with Aquaguard zipper and anti-wicking thread protect the foam from fluids and is easy to clean. The backs’ widths and heights are sized specifically for kids from 2 to 15 years. A 12x12" Zip back weighs just 2.5 lbs. with mounting hardware.
While this may be first considered for clients who need customized seating, its features also make it a great match for active users and kids. The Custom back’s thin profile and lightweight design have little or no impact on seat depth, width or performance. Supplementary padding and reliefs can improve protection and comfort in needed areas. The infinitely adjustable FlexLoc wheelchair interface permits adjustment in every axis of movement, ensuring optimal balance and postural control. The Custom back can be modified for linear growth and weight change at a fraction of the cost of a new back.
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
Comfort Touch Cushions
Drive’s new collection of Comfort Touch cushions, part of its Pressure Prevention product line, includes an elevation wedge, a knee support cushion, a neck support pillow, a seat cushion and a heated lumbar support backrest. Many models offer hot and/or cold therapy options. The Elevation Wedge (pictured) features 1" of memory foam as its top layer to conform to the user’s head and neck. The Wedge can also be used in an upright position to provide lumbar support while sitting in bed. The heated Lumbar Support backrest cushion (also pictured) provides postural support and continuous heat therapy to ease back pain and muscle tension wherever a power supply is available.
Matrix Seating USA
Matrix Custom Back
The Matrix Custom Back support features infinitely Adjustable Micro-Modular Seating that offers a range of benefits. The see-through design enables confirmation of appropriate back support. Unparalleled airflow through the back combats heat and moisture retention. Proprietary open-cell foam is soft and maintains appropriate positioning, breathability and pressure relief. The thin-profile, rigid outer shell allows easy attachment of mounting hardware and accessories. The Matrix Custom Back is coded E2617 and features lightweight, multi-axis quick-release hardware.
Permobil Seating and Positioning
With Dry Floatation and Air Floatation optional air inserts, AGILITY backrests provide superior comfort, protection and postural support. AGILITY’s unique hardware makes installation and adjustments easy and quick: Adjust the back height up to 4", depth up to 1" and posterior/anterior tilt by 15°. Large shell cutouts and an air, foam and cover ventilation system offer enhanced breathability in a great new look. AGILITY shells and hardware have a five-year warranty for performance that lasts, wherever your clients are headed.
Stealth Products, Inc.
Exclusively available on Quantum Rehab’s TRU-Balance 3 Seating Systems, the ADI Q-Back from Stealth Products comes in three configurations. Active Contour (shown) has a 2" depth, while Deep Contour (4") and Extra Deep Contour (6") offer greater depths. The ADI Q-Back mounts directly to the mounting plate, so no seat depth is lost. Order the Q-Back in 19-22" heights/16", 18", 20" widths for tilt and static seating. For power recline seating, order 22-25" heights/16", 18", 20" widths — with custom sizes also available. Each Q-Back has a mesh cover.