JUNIOR Seat Cushion
Key Kids’ Words: Designed using anthropometric data
The JUNIOR cushion is designed to provide a comfortable, stable foundation for exploration and adventure. Lightweight, multi-stiffness foam promotes immersion, stability and positioning, while a washable, water-resistant cover lets kids be kids. The JUNIOR has a VARILITE self-inflating valve for quick and easy adjustments. Thanks to the use of anthropometric data, VARILITE’s engineers created this cushion with a full range of size-appropriate seating and positioning items.
Dynamic Systems Inc.
Liquid SunMate FIPS
Key Kids' Words: Mold new cushions as child grows
Liquid SunMate Foam-in-Place Seating (FIPS) is a direct custom-molding seating system to help correct or slow progressive deformities and improve body functions through fixed posture control. The FIPS liquid molds exactly to the body contour and cures into an open-cell viscoelastic foam. The finished cushion redistributes pressure evenly for management of tissue loads, and is easily modified to accommodate belts, harnesses, Pudgee, gel or air-cell inserts, or adjustable supports. FIPS is a quick, easy, affordable way to mold new cushions as a child grows. It can be used on its own or with a variety of fabric-finished molding bag systems on the market. Six different formulations and four unit sizes accommodate cushion molding for all ages and sizes.
Blue Chip Medical Products Inc.
Measure X Pressure Mapping System
Key Kids’ Words: Pressure mapping sized for kids
Blue Chip’s Measure X pediatric wheelchair seating pressure mapping system provides a visual representation of interface pressures between a child’s body and the seating surface. And it’s available in sizes to fit kids: 10x10", 11x11", 12x12", 13x13" and 14x14" to fit wheelchairs with seat widths of 14" or less. Seat sensors are available in standard and high definition. Measure X’s powerful software is designed to provide 2D and 3D pressure maps, plus average pressure graphs and informative histograms. The easy-to-use interface features adjustable color gradients, the ability to record and save sessions and customized data displays.
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.
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.
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2017:
I have been using the Acta-Relief back with my geriatric population in skilled nursing home facilities with phenomenal results. The back accommodates to the typical kyphotic posture of many of the geriatric population, provides adequate lateral support without laterals most of the time, and my customers find it comfortable. It satisfies the PT/OT positioning goals and satisfies the comfort requirements of my geriatric clients and their families. It is a win-win.
— Jeffrey Cupps, ATP, Numotion
For an off-the-shelf back, it gives you the most adjustment for severe kyphosis, etc. It utilizes “Boa” technology. I had only seen it on hiking boots before this back. You pull a button on the back to release tension, position the person in the back, push the button in, turn the button to tighten some wires, and it is an almost exact mold. Very simple. Change is just as simple. Pull the button, remold.
— John Zona, ATP,CRTS, Reliant Medical Group