Ortho-Shape OBSS Back
A standardized automatic alternating cushion, the SofTech Basic gently alternates about 90 times per hour to prevent pressure injury caused by sitting too long. Two groups of internal air bladders automatically inflate, then slowly deflate to create a gentle massaging action. The completely self-contained unit weighs about 5 lbs., can be used on any chair, and requires no adjustments. The battery-operated system operates more than 25 hours on a charge.
This cushion surrounds the pelvis with supportive contours while reducing pressure around at-risk bony prominences. The design encourages a level pelvis and holds the hips to the back of the chair, helping to improve postural control and balance without skin protection compromise. The Ride Forward is ideal for users looking for comfort, greater sitting stability, improved skin outcomes and heat/moisture management.
ROHO Smart Check
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2017:
When you feel you need a ROHO cushion under someone, but are not sure they can maintain the air in it, this is the way to go. Once the cushion is inflated properly, the patient can check inflation by simply plugging in the Smart Check, and if it is “green” the cushion is still properly inflated. If not it, will tell you to put air in or take air out.
— John Zona, ATP,CRTS, Reliant Medical Group
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.
TRU-Balance 3 Power Positioning
Consumer and clinician inspired, Quantum’s TRU-Balance 3 Power Positioning Systems combine complex rehab seating and ADL functionality. That includes 12" of iLevel seat elevation with Extra Stability Technology on the Q6 Edge 2.0 and Q6 Edge Z (and 10" elevation on the Q6 Edge HD). With modular tilt, recline, elevation and an articulating foot platform, TRU-Balance 3 offers easy tailoring of seat depth, width, back height, multi-axis armrests and center-of-gravity adjustment. With a 300-lb. weight capacity or a 450-lb. HD tilt version weight capacity.
Matrx Vi Cushion
Designed to provide skin protection and positioning for individuals at moderate to high risk of skin breakdown, the Invacare Matrx Vi cushion features a unique, three-part foam construction. That design focuses on skin protection where it’s needed most. The Matrx VI also offers excellent stability, support and comfort for its users — its maintenance-free construction and light weight help to keep active users on the move. Features a breathable outer cover and moisture-resistant inner cover.
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.
Sunrise Medical (US) LLC
JAY J3 HV Back
We can’t control the weather, but JAY’s new J3 HV back can influence a wheelchair user’s all-important microclimate. The J3 HV back can provide warmth or cooling at the flip of a switch. Internal thermal technology includes evaporative cooling to dissipate moisture and pull it away from the body. A rechargeable battery provides at least eight hours of continuous use, and indicator lights tell a wheelchair user if heat (red) or cooling (blue) is currently on. An automatic shut-off feature is incorporated for additional safety. A microclimatic cover features wicking material and a layer of 3DX space fabric to promote airflow and dissipate heat/moisture.
Next-Generation AGILITY Back
The next generation of ROHO AGILITY back systems offers significant enhancements, plus a five-year warranty on the shell and hardware, to match the replacement and funding needs of many wheelchair users. Enhancements include comfortable air and foam options; larger cutouts to the shell for a fresh new appearance; smaller and easier-to-install hardware; air/foam/cover ventilation system for improved breathability; and a lighter shell for easier transport.