Leading seating company Specialised Orthotic Services, known as SOS, is unveiling two brand new modular seating designs at Naidex on 5 -7th April 2001 at the NEC Birmingham and at the PMG conference on 14-15 April 2001 at University of Warwick.
Researched and developed during 2010 the two new products –Flexiseat and BB Plus – have been designed with the needs of a growing child in mind as well as to give a longer life to the chairs. Each of SOS’ modular chairs is bespoke to the client and is assembled from specially-designed components to meet the child’s exacting complex seating needs.
The Flexiseat is available in two sizes and offers an alternative for children, aged 12 months and upwards, whose postural needsare changing. It can be easily adjusted to accommodate growth or physical changes as a result of the child’s condition. Effective for a wide range of disabilities it gives excellent support and good all round performance when managing seating needs.
The Flexi Seat comes with a seat base, backrest hip guides and lateral trunk supports. Headrest and foot supports are also available, as are lap straps and harnesses to give the best postural support when the seat is being used.
The seat is manufactured in aluminium as it makes both lightweight as well as giving it a contemporary look. In addition, this seat has been crash-tested so can be used safely in a vehicle for transportation.
The BB Plus is SOS’ next generation BB system designed for the growing child. It’s an innovative and robust design which takes all the basic principles of the BB Seating System but with the added option of adjusting the dimensions of the seat so it can deal easily with growth. SOS anticipates it can last a child up to four years.
The chair grows with the child because four areas of the seat can be modified – the seat depth, the shoulder height, the hip width and the trunk width. In addition it has an additional angle adjustable joint at the base of the backrest. This allows the seat to be altered into certain degrees of prone sitting (less than 90 degrees) in the rare instances that this is required.
The BB Plus can also be adapted and interfaced to be used with most wheelchair mobility bases making it a versatile seating system. The cushions can be replaced as the child grows and is assessed regularly.
Tracy Minor, sales & marketing manager of SOS, explains: “We know with the financial savings the NHS has to make over the coming years that seating has to be excellent quality, be innovative, and offer prevention, such as unavoidable hospital admissions. We think both these chairs meet these criteria. Both these two new designs can last the child longer as they grow and can be adapted to the child’s needs and physical development. We’re delighted to be able to preview the Flexiseat and the BB Plus at Naidex and PMG and we’re looking forward to feedback from healthcare professionals.”
Both the Flexiseat and the BB Plus systems are available as self-assessment by therapists and rehab engineers using the SOS self-assessment form.
Those wishing to visit SOS at Naidex will find them on stand E162 and at the PMG conference stands 60 & 61.
For more information on SOS, the Flexiseat or BB Plus can call 01283 520400, email [email protected]