Product Peeks Fall 2012

Article Highlights:
  • ZipZac (mobility device for children)
  • PRAFO (adjustable ankle-foot orthosis)
  • CADDY (device to lift/transport manual wheelchair)
  • Second Step Gait Harness Systems (provides standing/walking support)
  • XPLORE MOBILITY (pediatric seating/positioning system)
  • CelllHandle and e-Handle (phone and tablet holders)
by Quest Staff on October 1, 2012 - 9:00am

QUEST Vol. 19, No. 4

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ZipZac: Get down and play!

The ZipZac is an advanced mobility device for children 6 months to 5 years old that allows greater exploration and interaction with the world. Children can play with others at their level and pick up toys off the floor. See the ZipZac in action on the company website. Price: $1,125 (ZipZac) and $1,375. (ZipZac II). Zchair LLC, (763) 434-1997.

ZipZac

PRAFO: Adjustable orthoses

Anatomical Concepts’ PRAFO is an adjustable, custom-fitted ankle and foot orthosis (AFO) that helps manage ankle/foot anomalies common in neuromuscular disease. Calf and foot segments can be custom-modified; a custom contoured aluminum heel connector bar helps to control dorsi-plantar flexion by allowing infinite, measurable adjustments. The ergonomically designed foot plate allows liners to be easily replaced or cleaned without tools. A secure walking base provides a shoe-type surface. Price: $154. Anatomical Concepts, (800) 837-3888.

PRAFO: Adjustable orthoses

Manual wheelchair CADDY

The W.C. CADDY makes it easier to lift a 42-pound manual wheelchair in and out of a car trunk. The CADDY encases the wheelchair in a padded fabric enclosure with handles, making it easier to load and unload. The CADDY also can help prevent wheelchair damage during air travel. Side pouches hold the leg risers and seat cushion. Price: $295 plus $19.95 shipping. W.C. Caddy LLC, (480) 606-2057.

Manual wheelchair CADDY

Second Step Gait Harness System

Second Step’s Gait Harness System and new Gait Harness System II provide rehabilitative standing and walking support. Visit Second Step to see the sturdy rolling frame and full-weight-supporting harness system in action. Price: $5,933 (Quest readers should use promo code STEP.) Second Step Inc., (877) 299-STEP.

Second Step Gait Harness System

XPLORE MOBILITY pediatric seating

The XPLORE MOBILITY family of chairs provides a therapeutic seating and positioning system for children ages 1 to 8. The system features a lightweight, highly mobile, easy-to-fold base with lots of storage and user friendly features for the child and parent. The Activator Dynamic Seating component allows the child to extend and flex freely while maintaining proper positioning. Pricing starts at $2,098. Xplore Mobility, (888) 575-9225.

XPLORE MOBILITY pediatric seating

‘Handy’ cell phone and tablet holders

Scott Paul Technologies offers two simple holders that reduce hand strain and make it easier for people with limited hand dexterity and strength to use cell phones, e-readers and small tablet computers.

Securely hold your phone with one finger with the CellHandle, making it easier to talk, text, play games and take pictures. The handle attaches and detaches easily, rotates 360 degrees, adjusts to most finger sizes and also works as a kickstand.

The e-Handle for e-readers and small tablets can be used with either hand, attaches and detaches easily, and adjusts to fit. Because the handle rotates 360 degrees, it works from any position — sitting, standing or lying down. Price: $14.95 (CellHandle) and $19.95 (e-Handle). Scott Paul Technologies, (914) 472-4922.

‘Handy’ cell phone and tablet holders
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