Product Peeks Summer 2011

Article Highlights:
  • Nuprodx multiCHAIR 6000 Tilt
  • The Grip-n-Assist
  • Turn2 Turning Aid
  • Sniffle Buddies
  • Supracor’s Stimulite Tension Adjustable Back
  • TMN Robot
  • AbleNet switch-adapted toys
by Quest Staff on July 1, 2011 - 2:33pm

QUEST Vol. 18, No. 3

Nuprodx multiCHAIR 6000 Tilt

Using center-of-mass technology and a side-mounted hand crank, this new tilt-in-space bath transfer system enables a 100-pound caregiver to easily tilt a 300-pound user — and, in some cases, enables users themselves to adjust their tilt angle while seated in the chair.

The chair comes with many standard features and is made of materials that will not rust or corrode. $4,595.00. Nuprodx, (888) 288-5653 (call for promotional pricing).

 

Nuprodx multiCHAIR 6000 Tilt

The Grip-n-Assist

This new gait belt, equipped with four sturdy grips to leverage weight, can be worn by the person needing assistance or by the person providing assistance, and aids in transfers and patient ambulation. The belt also provides back support for the wearer.

Designed to be one-size-fits-all, the belt is washable, a unique feature among gait belts. $98, standard; $119, heavy-duty. Left Coast Sports Innovations, (323) 467-4444.

 

Grip-n-Assist

Turn2 Turning Aid

Providing a simple solution for turning and positioning people in bed, this unique strapping system features an “easy on, easy off” hook-and-loop closure to safely secure the turning aid in place.

This provides caregivers greater control and flexibility in turning and repositioning loved ones, and helps speed up routine care such as bed baths, linen and clothing changes, etc. $29.95 to $49.95. Turn2, (559) 299-4922.

 

Turn2 turning aid

Sniffle Buddies

Public health experts warn us to keep our germy hands away from our faces. So if your nose tickles, scratch with A Sniffle Buddy, not your hand. Constructed from super-soft bamboo velour, the buddies are washable, reusable and sturdy.

Meant for tending to tickles and sniffles (NEVER for blowing into), they’re also great for absorbing drool. Available in three sizes, including an “over-the-coat” size for winter wear. $7.99 to $9.99. Sniffle Buddies, (800) 375-4991.

 

Sniffle Buddies

Supracor’s Stimulite Tension Adjustable Back

Made of a flexible form of aerospace honeycomb, Stimulite equalizes pressure and allows air to flow horizontally and vertically, preventing heat buildup and humidity. The honeycomb cells also stimulate blood flow to enhance circulation. Available for both folding and rigid wheelchairs, the Stimulite back features adjustable straps for a custom fit and can accommodate kyphosis or posterior pelvic tilt. (Supracor’s breathable/adjustable Stimulite Lumbar Support may be used with this back to further customize the fit.) Prices range from $314 to $359 for either folding or rigid chairs. Supracor, (800) 787-7226.

 

Supracor's Stimulite Tension Adjustable Back

TMN Robot

This loader/unloader for manual wheelchairs replaces ramps, lifts and sheer muscle power by automatically transporting the chair between the vehicle’s rear storage compartment and the driver’s door. Suitable for rigid or folding wheelchairs up to 64 pounds, it fits on minivans, SUVs and a variety of auto models. Watch an online video of the robot in action at mobilityworks.com/tmn-robot.php. Base installed price: $17,000. MobilityWorks, (877) 275-4907.

 

TMN Robot loader/unloader for manual wheelchairs

AbleNet switch-adapted toys

One of the best parts of being a kid is playing with toys! This new line of switch-adapted toys for kids with limited mobility encourages learning as well as entertainment. The “Classic” line includes a variety of age- and gender-neutral toys that are easy to operate, providing both motion and sound. The “Favorites” line features some of the most popular toys on the market today, pre-adapted for children of all abilities. Prices for toys vary. Basic switches — Jelly Bean, Big Red, Buddy Buttons — are $59.00 (toys not included). AbleNet, (800) 322-0956.

AbleNet switch-adapted toy
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