The AGILITY series offers three depth models (Minimum, Mid and Max Contour [pictured]), all of which can be made custom, and two hardware options: quick release and fixed. Accessories include swing-away laterals, fixed laterals, headrest adaptor plate, and a multi-axis offset headrest by Therafin Corp.
Dynamic Health Care Solutions
Offering true height adjustment, the Nxt Optima HA features an upper panel that adjusts 16-20" and is separate from the lower panel, which remains fixed to control the pelvis. The Optima is available in 3.5", 4.75" and 6.5" contours from 16" to 24" wide. It offers 25° of posterior or anterior adjustment. The series is coded E2620/E2621.
Stealth Products, Inc.
ADI CF Series
This backrest series from Accessible Designs Inc. features a carbon fiber shell and 1" open cell foam with attached .25 EVA backing, plus lightweight aluminum hardware and a breathable AirMesh cover. Mounting options include Fixed ELITE (stationary mounting/fixed positioning), Point PRO (stationary mounting/adjustable positioning), Quick Release, 4 Point PRO, and Width-Adjustable ELITE.
Designed for kids, the Decaf can be flexed specifically to support the unique contours of a growing child’s body without losing seat depth and with accurate support contact through the pelvis, lumbar and thoracic spine. The Decaf is available in permanent or quick-release configurations. Patented FlexLoc hardware allows Decaf to be adjusted in multiple axes.
Dynamic Health Care Solutions
A three-section modular shell adjusts to fit the unique contours of the user’s spine. The upper section adjusts 40° anterior/20° posterior; middle section provides width/height/depth/angle adjustment; lower section adjusts 30° anterior or posterior when locked into position. The E2620/E2621 back is available in 14-22" widths and 16" and 18" heights.
Icon Back System
For more versatility and comfort than sling upholstery can provide, the Icon Back System combines quick installation with a wide range of adjustability. New VariLock hardware offers simple operation and an integrated permanent mount system. Icon backs are available in four styles (low, mid, tall and deep) and can fit wheelchairs 12" to 24" wide.
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2015:
Such a great option for folks with breakdown or risks for breakdown over the spinous processes and/or prominent rib surfaces.
— Sharon Frant Brooks, MA, OTR/L, ATP/SMS, CRTS, Acclaimed Healthcare, Lakewood, N.J.
Free Form Seating
Custom-fit a backrest that can adapt to a client’s postural needs: Free Form Seating enables the ATP to contour a shell exactly as needed. Adjusts for weight loss/gain, growth, or a need for more/less support. With a breathable, washable cover. Available in three pre-shaped sizes or full sheets to assemble into any shape.
Designed to accommodate the natural curves of each client’s body, this backrest was created to support the PSIS, lumbar and thoracic spine. The wooden base is covered with 1.5" of high-resiliency foam, and the backrest is available with a variety of covers and different hardware mounting options to meet a full range of client needs.
Synergy Shape Deep Contour
With high-density base foam, a soft Viscoelastic top layer and a four-way stretch cover, the Synergy Shape Deep Contour back is designed for optimal pressure distribution. Fully adjustable gel-covered thoracic supports provide exceptional positioning, stability and comfort. Streamlined hardware allows quick-release or fixed mounting applications, plus height, depth and angle adjustability. HCPCS E2620/2621.