NXT Armadillo Multi-Adjustable Postural Back Support
2022 Mobility Product Award Winner: Backs: Planar Backs & Laterals
The NXT Armadillo Back Support is
a multi-adjustable postural support
back that features a three-section
modular shell with smartGEL Infused
Visco Technology back cushion. Combined with NXT’s smartx3D fabric,
Armadillo provides the ultimate breathability, durability, comfort and support.
It’s designed to adjust to fit the unique contour of the user’s spine and to
accommodate users with kyphosis and other unique spinal positioning needs.
Free Form Seating
Free Form Seating is a custom
solution that can keep pace
with a person’s postural support
needs. As a person’s weight fluctuates,
as they need more or less
support, and as young people
grow, this seating adapts. Free
Form Seating can be changed
anywhere, at any time. Backrest
Kits come in eight sizes and
include everything needed to
make a custom-fitted support
(shell, cover, tool, hardware).
Stimulite Tension Adjustable Back
Available for folding and rigid wheelchairs,
the Stimulite Tension Adjustable Back
features Stimulite honeycomb to circulate
air and evaporate moisture while equalizing
pressure for exceptional comfort and
stability. The “footprint” of the honeycomb
cells stimulates blood flow to enhance
circulation. Adjustable Velcro straps accommodate
kyphosis or posterior pelvic tilt.
The honeycomb and removable cover are
machine washable. The Stimulite Tension
Adjustable Back is available in widths from
14" to 24" and heights of 12" and 16".
The Invacare Versair Back features lightweight
and comfortable padded upholstery
with a slim profile that easily folds with the
wheelchair for ease in transport and storage.
The outer cover is constructed using mesh
upholstery to wick away heat and moisture.
Alternating 2" tension straps are easy to
adjust. Hook-and-loop straps fit securely
and easily around wheelchair back canes.
This back support is ideal for individuals who
need added comfort and support; its ease of
use also makes this back a caregiver-friendly
Matrix Seating USA
When adjustability is critical, this custom-molded back from Matrix Seating answers the call. The Micro-Modular Seating insert is capable of unlimited adjustments after the shape has been formed, and without requiring a heat gun. The back includes a removable shell, and its see-through insert design confirms contact between the user and the seat. A proprietary open-cell foam is soft to the touch, but maintains appropriate positioning, breathability and pressure relief. Coded E2617, the back has a breathable cover to reduce moisture.
The SuperShape Back Support is designed to provide postural integrity, pressure relief and comfort, even to users with very complex postural needs. The back’s extreme contouring makes it capable of applying surface contact with the user’s body, while being able to accommodate many different trunk shapes. The padded molding structure is composed of a three-layered Spex cube contouring substrate; the best result is achieved by creating areas of greater or lesser support with the adjustment of the multiple layered, padded pocket cells. The SuperShape can also adapt to a user’s changing postural needs.
Dynamic Health Care Solutions
This height-adjustable thoracic back provides the opportunity to precisely target the thoracic region. An adjustable upper section provides optimal lateral thoracic support. A precise system of height adjustment allows for incremental changes; a scapular cutout provides support for the spinal column, plus shoulder freedom for improved wheelchair propulsion. Engineered as a two-piece lightweight aluminum shell, the NXT Xtend is also available in an Xtend Deep Model, which offers adjustable contours for optimizing midline support and positioning. NXT’s unique, one-hand quick-release provides easy removal of the back.
Dynamic Health Care Solutions
The NXT Armadillo back features an aluminum three-section modular shell with a dual-density visco gel and polyurethane foam back cushion. It adjusts to the contour of each user’s spine and accommodates users with kyphosis and spinal deformities. The Armadillo provides aggressive support of the PSIS and is ideal for supporting optimal or neutral pelvic positions in a step-by-step process. The back features incrementally adjustable width, depth and angle. It wraps around the curve of the spine for users with kyphosis and offloads the spinous process in the recess of the middle channel.
Sunrise Medical (US) LLC
The JAY J3 line offers a range of width, height and contour depth shells to fit varying client needs. Each back is lightweight and adjustable, with many hardware choices for easy installation. J3 hardware uses a clamp style to fit frame tubing from 3/4" to 1 1/8", making it a highly compatible aftermarket option. The solid shell comes in five contour shapes and four support heights to provide support for clients with different postures and functional needs. It has 20° of angle adjustability, +2" of width adjustment, and is coded E2613, E2614, E2615 and E2620. The J3 is available in a carbon fiber shell that weighs as little as 2.2 lbs. with RH hardware.
TRU-Comfort 2 Back Cushion
The TRU-Comfort 2 Back Cushion from Quantum Rehab provides adjustable positioning and pressure management. Additionally, this back is compatible with both TRU-Balance 3 Power Positioning Systems and the Static Seat Frame System. The TRU-Comfort 2 Back features a four-way stretch, recovery, fluid-resistant, breathable cover to meet the varied demands of today’s wheelchair consumers.