Seating & Positioning

Appropriate seating and positioning can enable you to be more comfortable in your wheelchair for longer periods of time while accomplishing more activities such as getting ready in the morning and doing household chores.


Symmetric Designs

Free Form Seating

Free Form Seating

  • Combines customizability with ease of use and adjustability.
  • Allows for gradual corrective positioning and also can accommodate growth and weight fluctuations.
  • Modules can be removed or recessed for total off-loading.
  • Designed to be lightweight and breathable, while also being able to support users with kyphosis, scoliosis, lordosis or other positioning challenges.
  • This back can be covered with the most appropriate padding for each user, and Free Form’s design can dampen vibration and provide some dynamic movement.

https://www.symmetric-designs.com/free-form-seating

  • (800) 537-1724

Permobil

ROHO AGILITY Active Back

ROHO AGILITY Active Back

  • Available in aluminum or carbon fiber shells, the Active Series Back Support line is designed for wheelchair users with active lifestyles.
  • Weights start at 2.1 lbs. with integrated hardware.
  • Durable Zytel discs to ensure the adjustments that users need during setup and support for everyday performance.
  • Feature 15° forward and rearward locking angle adjustments to dial in the best fit.
  • Offered in lengths starting at 8" and widths from 14" to 18".

https://permobilus.com/products/seating-and-positioning-by-roho/back-system-products/agility/

  • (800) 736-0925

Supracor Inc.

Stimulite Tension Adjustable Back

Stimulite Tension Adjustable

  • 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.
  • Naturally antimicrobial and completely recyclable, and is also machine washable.
  • Cover is removable and breathable.

https://www.supracor.com/products/show/117

  • (800) 787-7226

Ride Designs

Java Back

Java Back

  • 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.
  • Available in widths of 14-20".
  • Three back heights: 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.

https://www.ridedesigns.com/java-back

  • (866) 781-1633

Inspired by Drive

Miko Tilt-in-Space

Miko Tilt-in-Space

  • 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.
  • Available in three colors and two sizes.
  • Optional accessories include all-terrain rear wheel, oxygen tank holder, canopy, molded tray and Poziform belts and harnesses.
  • Seating system sold separately.
  • (800) 454-6612

Sunrise Medical (US) LLC

Quickie IRIS

Quickie IRIS

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Available in adult or pediatric models.
  • (800) 333-4000

Permobil

ROHO AGILITY

ROHO AGILITY

  • 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.

https://permobilus.com/products/seating-and-positioning-by-roho/back-system-products/agility-aluminum-series/

  • (800) 736-0925

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare

Comfort Touch Cushions

Comfort Touch Cushions

  • Includes an elevation wedge, a knee support cushion, a neck support pillow, a seat cushion and a heated lumbar support backrest.
  • Many models offer hot and/or cold therapy options.
  • The Elevation Wedge (pictured) features 1" of memory foam as its top layer to conform to the user’s head and neck.
  • The Wedge can also be used in an upright position to provide lumbar support while sitting in bed.
  • The heated Lumbar Support backrest cushion (also pictured) provides postural support and continuous heat therapy to ease back pain and muscle tension wherever a power supply is available.

https://www.drivemedical.com/index.php/catalogsearch/result?q=Comfort+Touch+Cushions

  • (877) 224-0946

Invacare

Matrx Elite

Matrx Elite

  • 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.
  • Removable and adjustable lumbo-sacral support for a custom fit.

https://www.invacare.com/cgi-bin/imhqprd/inv_catalog/prod_cat_detail.jsp?prodID=PBE&catOID=-536891198

  • (800) 333-6900

Comfort Company

Acta-Embrace Pediatric

Acta-Embrace Pediatric

  • With integrated trunk wings that attach to a planar aluminum back support shell, the 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.
  • Comes with integrated chest harness strap guides and is compatible with the BodiLink head support and lateral trunk support hardware.

https://www.comfortcompany.com/pediatric

  • (800) 564-9248

Sunrise Medical (US) LLC

JAY Zip

JAY Zip

  • 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.
  • 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.

https://www.sunrisemedical.com/seating-positioning/jay/backs/zip-back

  • (800) 333-4000

Stealth Products

ADI Q-Back

ADI Q-Back

  • Comes in three configurations: Active Contour (shown) has a 2" depth, while Deep Contour (4") and Extra Deep Contour (6") offer greater depths.
  • Mounts directly to the mounting plate, so no seat depth is lost.
  • 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.

https://www.quantumrehab.com/quantum-cushions-and-backs/stealth-adi-q-back.asp

  • (800) 965-9229

Sunrise Medical (US) LLC

JAY Fusion

JAY Fusion

  • This adjustable cushion is a combination of a JAY Flow Fluid insert and soft, dense foam.
  • These features allow the cushion to conform to each user’s shape and ensure proper fluid placement beneath bony prominences to help protect skin from breakdown.
  • Contoured base is made of closed-cell foam to provide ideal positioning of pelvis and thighs as well as reduce fluid migration in the insert.
  • JAY Flow Fluid allows for deep pelvic immersion into the cushion to distribute pressure and help prevent skin breakdown.
  • Available in Reduced Profile, Positioning, Fusion Core and with a single- or dual-valve ROHO air insert.

https://www.sunrisemedical.com/seating-positioning/jay/cushions/fusion-cushion

  • (800) 333-4000

Ottobock

Terra

Terra

  • Made of Ottobock Rest Suspension foam technology, elastically modified for excellent pressure redistribution and improved impact damping compared to standard foams.
  • Features an anatomically molded profile with an ischial loading area, and a water-resistant, multi-stretch Dartex outer cover.
  • Designed for users at moderate risk of pressure injuries and made to provide a high level of stability due to the Rest Suspension foam and anatomical form of the cushion.
  • The foam’s impact-damping properties also help to provide a more comfortable ride.

https://www.ottobockus.com/accessories/accessories-mobiliy/terra-cushion.html

  • (800) 328-4058

Permobil

Smart Check

Smart Check

  • A personal electronic cushion security device that offers real-time feedback to ensure proper ROHO cushion inflation range with just the push of a button.
  • Can also store recommended ROHO inflation ranges, so consumers and caregivers don’t have to guess about how much air should be in the cushion.
  • Smart Check can make ROHO products more accessible to clients who might have been hesitant to try these cushions in the past.

https://permobilus.com/product/smart-checkby-roho/

  • (800) 736-0925

AT&R

Simplex

Simplex

  • An affordable alternating cushion design to protect users from pressure injuries.
  • Subtle massage action promotes circulation to the posterior area to better manage constant pressure.
  • Its battery-operated system works similarly to alternating mattresses.
  • All system components are built inside the cushion for a clean look and easy handling, with no external box to mount.
  • A single switch operates the cushion, which cycles to change pressure load about 60 times per hour.
  • The cushion surface is clear coated with a waterproofing agent, and the cover is machine washable.
  • In 18x18" size.

https://atandr.com/specifications.html

  • (833) 224-7661

Invacare

Matrx PS Cushion

  • A lightweight wheelchair cushion designed to provide superior positioning, stability and comfort, the Matrx PS features ischial relief areas to help maintain pelvic positioning and prevent sliding.
  • Durable, high-resilience foam prevents the PS cushion from bottoming out.
  • Ultra-Fresh anti-bacterial and odor protection makes this cushion even more user friendly.
  • The anatomically contoured shape and innovative reversible outer cover provide a great fit and customized comfort for each user.

https://www.invacare.com/cgi-bin/imhqprd/inv_catalog/prod_cat_detail.jsp?s=0&prodID=PS-V&catOID=null

  • (800) 333-6900

Invacare

Matrx Libra Cushion

Matrx Libra

  • This high-resilience foam cushion is made with Ultra-Fresh anti-microbial and odor protection.
  • Designed with the highest levels of skin protection, positioning and adjustability to meet the unique needs of each active user.
  • A complete seating solution that provides balance and stability while optimizing independence and function.

https://www.invacare.com/cgi-bin/imhqprd/inv_catalog/prod_cat.jsp?s=0&catOID=-536892133

  • (800) 333-6900

Aquila Corp.

APK2

APK2

  • A battery-operated, automatic pressure injury treatment cushion.
  • Stimulates its user’s circulation by automatically alternating internal air bladders in a way similar to performing a manual pressure lift, but requiring no effort from the user.
  • Designed for wheelchair users who have pressure injuries or are at high risk for developing them.
  • Has a waterproof foam exterior, adjustable settings, an anti-microbial cover and a run time of more than 40 hours per charge.
  • Aquila Corp. can build any size and shape of cushion needed to offload any area.

https://aquilacorp.com/products/airpulse-pk2/

  • (866) 782-9658

Ride Designs

Ride Java

  • Created for users looking for greater sitting stability and improved functional performance, the Java also works to improve skin outcomes, including lower tissue distortion and lower long-term skin risk.
  • The cushion redistributes forces of pressure and shear away from high-risk areas, while applying the forces to more tolerant areas.
  • Java’s design and cover materials are made to maintain cool, dry skin to encourage potentially lower pressures and less deep-tissue distortion.
  • This enhanced sitting performance requires no regular fit-essential maintenance.
  • Java can be adjusted using Ride CAM wedges if users’ conditions change.

https://www.ridedesigns.com/java-cushion

  • (866) 781-1633

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