Product Peeks Summer 2010

Article Highlights:
  • Coby Stretcher (stretching device)
  • Evacusled (emergency evacuation sled)
  • DIGNI-tee (gown offering full access to medical professionals/caregivers)
  • Conquest Wheelchair Motorcycle
  • Tilt-in-Space Module (add to Nuprodx's multiChair at toilet, tub or shower)
  • U-Play Mat (for children)
  • P.S. Koveralls (cane covers)
  • PocketMate (portable environmental control unit)
  • Under-the-Seat Bags (wheelchairs/scooters)
  • Rifton Activity Chair
  • Jay ConfigureFit (wheelchair seating system)
by Amy Madsen on July 1, 2010 - 1:43pm

QUEST Vol. 17, No. 3

Take a quick peek at the products below — from a comfy stretching device to a mobile stander, to a pocket-sized environmental control unit and cane covers. You just may find something that will make things easier, increase your independence or simply brighten your day.

Coby Stretcher

Coby Stretcher

Evacusled

DIGNI-tee

Conquest Wheelchair Motorcycle

Tilt-in-Space Module

U-Play Mat

P.S. Koveralls

PocketMate

Under-the-Seat Bags

Rifton Activity Chair

JAY ConfigureFit

Sit-to-Stand Power Base with Stander

This device is designed to make stretching as comfortable as possible for children and parents. Independent adjustments can be made for intensity of hamstring or Achilles tendon stretches. The stretcher folds and has handles and wheels for transport. $2,400. Coby Stretcher Inc., (530) 574-8081, or www.cobystretcher.com.


Evacusled

This emergency evacuation sled stores under the mattress for quick and easy accessibility, includes five built-in spinal boards for safety, and rolls on 25 built-in wheels to help eliminate dragging and lifting. Made of an antifungal, antibacterial material. Call for pricing. Evacusled Inc., (866) 301-7533, or www.evacusled.com.



DIGNI-tee

This gown, whose motto is “no butts about it,” preserves dignity and provides a comfortable fit while offering full access to medical professionals or caregivers. Sizes go up to 3XL. $35. IV Wear, (631) 261-0707, or www.ivwear.com.

 



Conquest Wheelchair Motorcycle

For someone with a taste for expensive toys, this wheelchair-accessible, motorcycle-based trike features an automatically controlled access ramp, keyless entry, hand-operated gear change, wheelchair locking system and more. Starting retail price: $57,000. Mobility Conquest, (800) 769-8267, or www.mobilityconquest.com (videos available on the website).

 



Tilt-in-Space Module

Add this module to any Nuprodx multiChair to provide up to 25 degrees tilt at the toilet, tub or shower. Curved tracks provide a zero-gravity pivot point and accommodate users up to 300 pounds. Price dependent on configuration. Nuprodx, (888) 288-5653, or www.nuprodx.com.



U-Play Mat

This “U”-shaped play mat allows a child to sit inside the opening and have full access to the entire area of the mat from one spot. Starter Set price: $49. Play This Way Every Day, (888) 400-5740, or www.playthisway.com.



P.S. Koveralls

For people who use canes, these washable covers with pockets eliminate the need to carry a purse or wallet.  Available in different fabrics, they fit any length metal cane with a rubber handle. $20. P.S. Koveralls, (818) 605-4506, or www.pskoveralls.com.



PocketMate

Up to 16 devices can be operated by this pocket-sized portable environmental control unit, which works with one or two ability switches. Programmable and comes with a rechargeable battery. $1,695. SAJE Technology, (847) 756-7603, or www.sajetech.com.

 



Under-the-Seat Bags

These nylon "glove-box" style bags come in two sizes and may be used separately or together. Both attach under most wheelchair or scooter seats, using hook-and-loop (Velcro) fasteners. The small bag measures 9 inches by 5 inches by 3 inches; and the large, 12 inches by 5 inches by 9 inches. MSRP for the small bag is $26; for the large bag, $34. Diestco Manufacturing, (800) 795-2392, or www.diestco.com.



Rifton Activity Chair

This chair comes with either a Standard or Hi/Lo base, and is designed to provide versatile, adaptable and active seating for classroom or other activity. The tilt-in-space feature encourages sit-to-stand and rest positions, and tool-free adjustments can be made while the child is in the chair. A wide range of optional accessories includes securing systems such as butterfly harness, thigh belt and chest strap; positional and comfort devices including lateral supports, footboard, flat or contoured headrest, and lumbar and seat support kit; and tray and push handles. Starting price for Standard base is $864; for Hi/Lo base, $2,538. Rifton, (800) 571-8198, or www.rifton.com.



JAY ConfigureFit

This seating system is completely tailored to the individual to provide optimal custom wheelchair seating for users, including those who intend to use their chairs during transportation in a vehicle. Users can build their chairs to suit their specific needs in all the areas that count: weight capacity; foam support materials; cover materials; fabric colors; seat, back, or seat and back; specifications for transit use, or not; and numerous accessories. Price is dependent on configuration. Sunrise Medical, (800) 333-4000, or www.sunrisemedical.com.



Sit-to-Stand Power Base with Stander

This mobile stander is customized to the user and allows for free and independent movement while in a standing position. The Power Base is battery-operated with mounts for multiple customizable seating or standing options. A number of operation modes are available including joysticks, switches, and sip & puff switches. The Base can maneuver through most types of terrain, fits through standard-size doors and accommodates users weighing up to 125 pounds. MSRP is $21,000; for a non-standing chair, $6,000. Discounts are available for schools. Mobility 4 Kids, (800) 950-5185, or http://mobility4kids.com.

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