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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
Matrix Seating USA
Custom Back Support
The Matrix Custom Back Support combines the benefits of a custom-molded back with the convenience of being able to adjust for a client’s growth or changes in condition. The unique design provides terrific airflow to combat heat and moisture retention. The custom-shaped outer shell allows for easy attachment of mounting hardware, and the cover also minimizes heat and moisture retention. A proprietary viscoelastic foam responds to adjustments, and the Custom Back Support can be adjusted during or after delivery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.