Stealth Products, Inc.
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.
Matrix Seating USA
Custom Back Support
The Micro-Modular Seating insert allows clinicians to make unlimited adjustments after the shape has been formed, without using a heat gun. The unique, removable shell and see-through insert design enable confirmation of contact between the client and the back. Proprietary open-cell foam is soft to the touch, but maintains appropriate positioning, breathability and pressure relief. Breathable custom covers maximize heat and moisture reduction. Lightweight, fully adjustable mounting hardware has a quick-release design. Coded E2617.
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2018:
The Spex system is modular and comprises a grid of foam cubes. The individual cubes can be customized “on the spot” by adding to or removing foam to meet the individual’s specific upper-body shape.
The Spex back support profile can be created based on the postural needs identified for the individual’s upper body. The system has the ability to instantly “create” greater volume or fullness in the back support where needed or to remove fullness to ensure good contact with the body contours.
By providing seating which has the ability to be adjusted, clinicians and ATPs have the ability to continue to provide an individual with comfort and postural support, while meeting the asymmetrical postural presentation.
— Lee Ann Hoffman, Clinical Educator, OT, MSc. Rehabilitation: Posture Management, Numotion
JAY Your Way
This modification program delivers the benefits of customized seating, but with the ease of ordering standard JAY products. From clinical improvements to colored covers, JAY Your Way modifies cushions and backs specifically to address users’ unique needs and preferences. Popular modifications for JAY bases, fluid inserts, covers, backs and JAY products are simple to order, and most modifications are made at no additional charge.
This cushion with adjustable side wings is composed of memory foam with a black and red polyester cover. The side wings can be adjusted for different chairs and positioning purposes. Memory foam provides a custom fit to the body to ease lower back tension and keep the spine aligned. It also helps to reduce stress caused from poor posture.
With integrated trunk wings that attach to a planar aluminum back support shell, the Acta-Embrace back support is adjustable for angle, height and a total of 3" of width (for standard wings; 1.5" for pediatric wings). Moldable stays create and maintain natural spinal curvatures, accommodate abnormal curvatures and allow for customization for changes in condition over time. The Acta-Embrace comes with integrated chest harness strap guides and is compatible with the BodiLink head support and lateral trunk support hardware.
While this may be first considered for clients who need customized seating, its features also make it a great match for active users and kids. The Custom back’s thin profile and lightweight design have little or no impact on seat depth, width or performance. Supplementary padding and reliefs can improve protection and comfort in needed areas. The infinitely adjustable FlexLoc wheelchair interface permits adjustment in every axis of movement, ensuring optimal balance and postural control. The Custom back can be modified for linear growth and weight change at a fraction of the cost of a new back.
Stealth Products, Inc.
Exclusively available on Quantum Rehab’s TRU-Balance 3 Seating Systems, the ADI Q-Back from Stealth Products comes in three configurations. Active Contour (shown) has a 2" depth, while Deep Contour (4") and Extra Deep Contour (6") offer greater depths. The ADI Q-Back mounts directly to the mounting plate, so no seat depth is lost. Order the Q-Back in 19-22" heights/16", 18", 20" widths for tilt and static seating. For power recline seating, order 22-25" heights/16", 18", 20" widths — with custom sizes also available. Each Q-Back has a mesh cover.
Easy Set hardware on the Matrx Elite Back makes it quick to install and allows for adjustments to be made while the user remains seated in the wheelchair. Lateral supports provide optimal trunk support while still allowing clearance for shoulders and hips. An optional headrest adapter plate mounts directly onto the back, which features a lightweight, stylish shell. The Matrx Elite has removable and adjustable lumbo-sacral support for a custom fit.
Permobil Seating and Positioning
With Dry Floatation and Air Floatation optional air inserts, AGILITY backrests provide superior comfort, protection and postural support. AGILITY’s unique hardware makes installation and adjustments easy and quick: Adjust the back height up to 4", depth up to 1" and posterior/anterior tilt by 15°. Large shell cutouts and an air, foam and cover ventilation system offer enhanced breathability in a great new look. AGILITY shells and hardware have a five-year warranty for performance that lasts, wherever your clients are headed.
Matrix Seating USA
Matrix Custom Back
The Matrix Custom Back support features infinitely Adjustable Micro-Modular Seating that offers a range of benefits. The see-through design enables confirmation of appropriate back support. Unparalleled airflow through the back combats heat and moisture retention. Proprietary open-cell foam is soft and maintains appropriate positioning, breathability and pressure relief. The thin-profile, rigid outer shell allows easy attachment of mounting hardware and accessories. The Matrix Custom Back is coded E2617 and features lightweight, multi-axis quick-release hardware.
This lightweight, anti-microbial, adjustable kid’s wheelchair back is designed to provide posterior and mild lateral thoracic wheelchair seating support for active children. The back has X-static and Aquaguard cover technologies, plus adjustable, one-step-release hardware to accommodate a wide range of mounting locations as kids grow. The inner cover with Aquaguard zipper and anti-wicking thread protect the foam from fluids and is easy to clean. The backs’ widths and heights are sized specifically for kids from 2 to 15 years. A 12x12" Zip back weighs just 2.5 lbs. with mounting hardware.
Invacare Matrx MX2
This “barely there” back is designed to offer unmatched comfort, support and peak performance. Thanks to new hardware options, sizes and cutouts, the MX2 back provides more adjustability than ever before. Carbon fiber Fixed Mount hardware provides the ultimate in suspension for shock absorption, tone control and a comfortable ride. Quick-release hardware features popular Mini-Set brackets for ease of adjustment and portability. The solid carbon fiber back shell is contoured for optimal fit and support, and cutouts reduce weight and buildup of heat and moisture. Your most active users will appreciate the new 6" back height.
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2017:
I really like this new entry in the carbon fiber market. The back is really lightweight and has some flexibility in the shell so you can have some movement without adding any type of dynamic hardware. The hardware is also small/light, which helps decrease overall weight and lessen the profile of the system.
— Lauren Rosen, PT, MPT, MSMS, ATP/SMS, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital of Tampa
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
Ortho-Shape OBSS Back
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.
Blue Chip Medical Products Inc.
The Amara Therapeutic Wheelchair Back
System is designed to improve comfort and
support by eliminating the hammock effect
of standard wheelchair backs. Amara backs
were created to maintain spinal and shoulder
alignment and to provide superior pressure
redistribution. They’re available in three
configurations: fixed back, adjustable back,
or dual-zone back. The fixed and adjustable
backs are made of high-density Medflex
foam, while the dual-zone back has a combination
of Medflex and Viscotec memory form
for added comfort. All Amara backs have
Vyvex-III non-shear covers. The backs are
Matrx Elite TR
The Invacare Matrx Elite TR back was
specially designed for manual or power
tilt-only or tilt/recline applications. With that
in mind, the back includes an extra layer of
SuperSoft HR foam for improved immersion
and comfort, and incorporates full support
across the client’s shoulder area. The Matrx
Elite TR’s “Easy Set” hardware installs and
adjusts in minutes, and all adjustments can
be made with the user still seated in the
wheelchair, for added convenience. Bariatric
Elite TR backs with a 500-lb. weight capacity
are also available.