The Java’s patented biomechanical design provides the flexibility to easily and independently optimize pelvic support and balance the trunk, supporting the normal rhythm and movement of the body. The back is available in widths of 14-20". The three back heights are Regular (below scapulae), Tall (mid scapulae) and Grande (top of shoulder; all heights are available in 3" or 6" depth. Height, depth, angle, pelvic support and trunk balance can be independently adjusted. Simple, compact quick-release hardware offers 20° of back angle adjustability, 2" of seat depth availability and 2" of back width adjustability.
Stimulite Tension Adjustable
The Stimulite Tension Adjustable Back — coded E2611 and E2612 — weighs 3 to 4 lbs. and has a weight capacity of 350 lbs. Contouring naturally to the user’s body, perforated honeycomb cells circulate air and evaporate moisture while equalizing pressure for comfort and stability. The “footprint” of the flexible honeycomb cells stimulates blood flow to enhance circulation and prevents bruises in the lower back. The back is naturally antimicrobial and completely recyclable, and is also machine washable. The cover is removable and breathable.
Diego Pediatric Seating
The Diego system was inspired by the everchanging complex rehab industry and the need for pediatric seating system designed for that market. Through the years, Stealth Products has determined that the pediatric end user needs a modular growth seating system. The manufacturer began to look into how it could incorporate sound positioning features into a next-generation seating system that was not just a scaled-down version of an adult seat, but one designed specifically for a smaller user. Those are the advantages and benefits of Diego.
Icon Back System
The Icon system keeps users, caregivers and techs in mind by delivering fast installation, versatile adjustability and simple operation. Icon backs include VariLock hardware and VARILITE air-foam flotation cushions for superior comfort. Just two components need to be attached to the chair; all others are pre-installed. Adjusting angle, depth, width and height for an Icon back is simple: Adjustment screws are accessible from the rear of the back support or outside of the cane brackets, so adjustments can be made while the user is in the chair. Operating the system is as easy as opening the caps and sliding the back support out of the hardware.
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Available in three colors and two sizes, the Miko Tilt-in-Space mobility base is a positioning support system designed for children with limited mobility. The base provides tilt-in-space pressure relief that shifts pressure away from posterior locations; Quick-Lok reversible seat positioning to allow the seat to be moved from a forward to a backward position; adjustable postural support for added comfort; adjustable and removable armrests; and transit brackets for safe transport. Optional accessories include all-terrain rear wheel, oxygen tank holder, canopy, molded tray and Poziform belts and harnesses. Seating system sold separately.
The Invacare ProSPIN X4 Ultralight Manual Wheelchair combines the look, feel and performance of a rigid wheelchair with the portability and convenience of a folding chair. This modern take on a convenient folding frame features a side frame that minimizes connections for a stronger frame, multiple seat-to-floor heights, and wheel locks that can switch from push-to-lock to pull-to-lock. A heavy-duty option means the ProSPIN X4 can accommodate consumers weighing up to 350 lbs.
This attendant-operated stair climber works on angled, straight and curved stairs of many types (wood, metal, concrete or carpeted). The LIFTKAR model PT-U (pictured) attaches to a manual wheelchair and is compatible with most standard, transport, sport or pediatric models. Another model (the PT-S) features a built-in seat and does not require a wheelchair. Both models disassemble into three parts that can be easily stored in a car; the heaviest piece is 41 lbs. These stair climbers are battery operated, feature three climbing speeds, and have brake wheels that automatically lock upon reaching the step edge.
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IRIS is an acronym for Intelligent Rotation in Space. Created by Sunrise Medical in 2006, Rotation-in-Space or Tilt-in-Space helps to facilitate respiration, feeding, pressure relief and visual alignment for the wheelchair user. The Quickie IRIS Manual Tilt Wheelchair features up to 55° of Intelligent Rotation in Space Technology, the broadest range of positioning and caregiver options, numerous adjustments, and it’s one of the lightest and strongest tilt-in-space wheelchairs available today. Intelligent Rotation in Space technology means the seat frame rotates around the user’s center of gravity. The IRIS is available in adult or pediatric models.
Here’s a premier entry-level, court-based wheelchair tough enough to be used across a wide range of sports and activities, including basketball, tennis and lacrosse. The Multisport is ideal for individual use or by multiple athletes at schools, clubs or community sports programs. These durable chairs utilize two sport mini caster wheels at the front and one sport anti-tip wheel in the rear to provide good maneuverability on multiple court surfaces. The chairs use common wheel and bearing sizes and have also been designed so that parts are easy to replace or repair.
BOSS HD Equalizer Bariatric Tilt System for Power Chairs
Offering a full range of tilt while also maintaining an environmentally practical low seat-to-floor height isn’t easy — but PaceSaver’s BOSS HD Equalizer system does just that. It provides 0° to 50° of weight-shifting tilt while managing to keep the seat-to-floor height at 17.5" to enable power chair users to optimally access various daily environments. The BOSS HD also offers 3" of center-of-gravity balance adjustment. The seat adjusts to 30" wide and 26" deep, and the sculptured back adjusts in angle, depth, height and back gap. Available options include elevating legrests or heavy-duty elevating legrests; swing-away and center column extra-wide/long footrest; thigh/hip/elbow supports; swing-away joystick mount; tie-down anchor points; and oxygen tank, among others.
Tarta Original Back
The Tarta Original backrest was designed to be adaptable to the end user’s needs. Every single part of the Original can be customized to fit the individual, using minimal tools and via easy adjustments. Tarta Original is the most flexible backrest in the world: The central column gives freedom of movement and support to improve quality of life for the user. Comfortable, washable foam pads can be used in any combination, and with 12 different shapes to choose from, it’s unique to each individual’s needs. The Original is the winner of five international design contests, confirming the value of this revolutionary product.
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Available in manual or hybrid-electric models, the QUICKIE Attitude hand bike is an add-on for QUICKIE Q7 NextGen, 7R, 7RS, 5R, QRi, GT, GP and Q2 Lite Fixed Front & Non Hemi. It has a four-point docking mechanism that allows the hand bike to lock so its user is ready to go in seconds. Starting at 32 lbs., Attitude is lightweight and easily maneuverable. The manual option comes with either the standard 30-speed gearing or optional 8-speed integral hub. Choose a thumb gear shifter or grip shifter for those with limited dexterity. To reduce fatigue, the powered motor can be engaged going into hill climbs or whenever a power boost is needed.
Edge 3 with SRS Technology
Quantum Rehab’s new Edge 3 power wheelchair builds on the manufacturer’s Edge 2, but adds Smooth Ride Suspension (SRS) technology as well as standard fender lights, standard USB device charger and standard drive-wheel accents that correspond with new shroud color choices.
The SRS advancements are in response to consumers wanting a softer ride, which can facilitate the use of specialty driving controls and also reduce incidents of spasticity. The Edge 3’s options include iLevel power adjustable seating, and the ability to drive up to 4.5 mph with the seat elevated — helpful, for instance, when crossing busy streets. Quantum says other features, including the USB port and fender lights, are responses to consumer, provider and clinician input.
With mild to moderate skin protection and a design that emphasizes comfort and prevention of sliding, Ride Designs’ Forward wheelchair seat cushion can be a great intervention for growing kids, seniors or clients who have sustained a stroke, brain injury or incomplete spinal cord injury.
The Forward’s design surrounds the pelvis with supportive contours while reducing pressure around at-risk bony prominences. The result is improved postural control without compromising skin protection. The cushion is made to help keep hips level and positioned at the back of the chair, which can enhance the wheelchair user’s seated stability. Now the Forward cushion is available in four additional sizes — 14x18", 15x15", 15x17" and 17x17" — in response to industry demand.
Universal Elastic Strap
Made of strong, high-stretch Neoprene, this strap offers a unique, flexible solution for temporary positioning. Use on the chest, abdomen, lap or legs anytime extra support is needed, such as during work, play, therapy, fittings or transfers. The ultra-fine hook-and-loop attachment won’t snag clothes, and the easy-grab end tab with its large thumbhole is great for users with limited hand dexterity. It’s available in three widths and a 56" length that can be cut shorter without fraying. Codes as E0960 (chest) or E0995 (calves), but also is a popular cash purchase.