Posture Control Walkers/Gait Trainers
Kaye’s line of posture control walkers/gait trainers enables walking with support at the back/posterior of the body. Accessories and components can provide weight-bearing assistance and specific positioning of the trunk, pelvis, legs, arms and heads as required by the child. These walkers/gait trainers are designed to make walking less energy consuming and to improve alignment and maximize a client’s potential for walking. Available in six sizes for toddlers through adults; all models fold for storage.
Altimate Medical Inc.
For an active standing program, check out the EasyStand Glider’s state-of-the-art features. The user’s arms move the glide handles, and that motion is reciprocated in the legs, resulting in a motion similar to cross-country skiing. Active standing combines increased lower-extremity range of motion and upper-body strengthening while bearing weight. The EasyStand Glider is available in two sizes (medium and large) and fits users from 4' tall to 6'2" tall and weighing up to 280 lbs.
Roll Geek LLC
As seen at the 2019 International Seating Symposium: Designed by power chair user Joe Olson, who holds a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Science & Technology from the University of Pittsburgh, the Ergo Joystick fits onto a standard joystick handle and can replace traditional goalpost-style handles. Ergo Joysticks are 3D printed to fit the palms of their users. These handles provide a comfortable platform that makes driving intuitive and instinctive, and much less tiring for users with weakened or impaired hand function. Choose from three styles: the Panther supports the weight of the forearm and hand on the pads of the user’s palm. The Stingray conforms to the user’s palm and is designed to be most comfortable when the power chair is being driven forward. The Aero uses an arching, supportive design and is most effective for users with unique hand shapes. Ergo Joysticks are available in a range of colors and can be further customized with users’ names or other designs.
Ethos Ultralightweight Chair
As seen at the 2019 International Seating Symposium: Self-propelling isn’t the only activity that can fatigue ultralightweight manual wheelchair users. So can absorbing the endless vibration and jostling transmitted through the chair every time it rolls over a crack in the sidewalk, a transition from carpet to flooring, or any of a thousand other discrepancies on the ground. Vibrations can trigger spasticity, cause pain, and decrease sitting tolerance. But Ki Mobility has a new answer. Its Ethos wheelchair is specifically designed to reduce movement in the legs and feet as the chair rolls. The Ethos seat frame is isolated from the base frame to reduce the vibration that is transmitted to the wheelchair user. The bottom frame is rigid to prevent loss of energy, but a small cross brace up front provides some caster flexion to produce a comfortable and efficient ride. The chair also offers a wide range of seat widths and depths, front and rear seat heights, camber, and frame/highlight colors so Ethos can be tailored and fit optimally to every user. Ethos was designed by longtime wheelchair user Alan Ludovici, Ki Mobility’s Senior Design Engineer.
QUICKIE Q700M SEDEO ERGO
The new QUICKIE Q700 M SEDEO ERGO is Sunrise Medical’s most advanced mid-wheel-drive power wheelchair. The Q700 M delivers intelligent seating for complex mobility, seating and positioning needs. Advanced engineering and sophisticated electronics deliver a personalized chair tailored to the client. The patented Biometric Repositioning system mirrors the body’s movement through changes in seat positions. An all-new feature of this power chair is the SWITCH-IT Remote Seating app.
The Alltrack M has a standard weight capacity of 300 lbs./136 kg or an HD option of 450 lbs./205 kg. Ideal for active users indoors and outdoors, this mid-wheel drive chair offers great maneuvering over daily obstacles and unsurpassed stability with its suspension and 8"/205 mm front casters (optional). It has a short turning radius, adjustable rehab seating, low seat-to-floor height to 15.75"/400 mm, R-Net electronics and 4-pole 5.9-mph (9.5 km/h) or 6.5-mph (10.5 km/h) motors. Alltrack M’s Advanced Geometric Design (A.G.D.) with GC3 technology enhances stability and comfort.
Invacare Top End
Top End NRG
The Eliminator NRG Racing Wheelchair is Top End’s fastest, lightest, stiffest and most responsive ride for elite racers. A carbon fiber main frame provides increased tensile and yield strength for a smooth ride and controlled handling, while the 200-gram full carbon fork features an aerodynamic design that flows into the headtube, creating clean lines for a sleek appearance. A tailored and fitted hybrid cage allows athletes to fine tune their positioning, so they can optimize their power transfer to the ground. A new and improved racing compensator improves turning radius and zero-play confidence.
Thomashilfen North America
Easys Modular S
Easys Modular “S,” now available by Thomashilfen, was redesigned with the end user in mind. Make easy adjustments with no tools needed. The Easys Modular “S” is the perfect choice for children who need more positioning support and freedom of movement. The short back, in addition to the multidimensional adjustable headrest, ensures ideal adaptation and support for active children. A large variety of adjustments for optimal seating, positioning and comfort are the basis for taking part in everyday activities. The Modular “S” is available in two sizes and grows with the child.
Altimate Medical Inc.
For more than 20 years, Altimate Medical has been leading the industry by creating unsurpassed standing technology for those with disabilities. Created by a client with C6-7 quadriplegia, the EasyStand and Zing (pictured) line of standing frames and equipment has helped to improve quality of life for kids and adults using wheelchairs worldwide. At ISS, check out Justify It, which generates letters of medical necessity for EasyStand products, and ActiveAid, the medical equipment company now owned by Altimate Medical.
Drive Control Assessment System
With five unique “live” drive control locations and the ability to install and instantly position standard joysticks and alternative drive controls on a power chair, Active Controls’ Drive Control Assessment System can help get the most out of every power chair evaluation. The system includes finger, hand, chin, tongue and head array input devices mounted on multiple, interchangeable, modular platforms so the seating and mobility team can assess the needs of almost any potential user.