Etac R82 showcase new products at ‘Kit-4-Kidz-2-Adultz’ exhibition in Leeds

Etac R82, a leading supplier of specialist disability equipment for all ages, will introduce the new R82 Wombat Living chair and Etac Turner Pro as part of an interactive product showcase at Kit-4-Kidz-2-Adultz (Centenary Pavilion, Leeds, 5th October, 10:00-15:00).

Organized by the William Merritt Disabled Living Centre, Kit-4-Kidz-2-Adultz is the biggest exhibition of assistive equipment in Yorkshire for disabled children and adults, parents, carers and professionals. Etac R82 will be providing show visitors with a sneak preview of the new Wombat Living ahead of its main launch later in the year. The adaptable activity chair will provide exciting opportunities for children and teens to create their own unique, personalised design. Etac’s new Turner Pro will be also available for visitors to try. Suitable for adults and children, this turner ensures safe and easy transfers between seating positions for both the user and caregiver.

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Etac R82 supplies a number of quality and trusted adult and paediatric product brands including Etac, R82, Molift, Immedia and Convaid. Highly regarded by families and healthcare professionals, Etac R82’s assistive products include standing, walking, toileting, transfer and bathing aids along with adapted wheelchairs and buggies. Read more…..

To register for this free event or to find out more information, please visit www.wmdlc.org

x:panda from R82 UK: New Dynamic Seating Workbook

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X:panda is a highly adaptable modular seating system that can be configured to meet a range of postural requirements and to accommodate growth. It is available in 4 sizes and is best suited for babies from 5 months old through to young adults with Cerebral Palsy at GMFCS level 3- 5, who present with strong extensor spasticity, asymmetry or developmental delays. It can help children who might typically have pelvic asymmetry, hip migration or tight hamstrings.

All sizes are available with individual growth in width, depth and back height. This extends the life of the seat and accommodates the greatest range of sizes in comparison to other chairs on the market. The x:panda features patented recline adjustment, tilt in space to 30° and a dynamic back with gas springs that can be set to control range of movement or can be locked. The seat offers optimum support and comfort for the child and can be mounted on a number of bases.

Find out more in the x:panda workbook
http://www.r82.co.uk/media/420281/xpanda_work_book_1st_march_electronic.pdf

R82 X:Panda Paediatric Seat Delivers Better Quality Of Life For 7-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy

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Taylor Miller, 7, from Castlewood in Coventry, who lives with Cerebral Palsy (CP), uses an R82 x:panda chair – launched in 2007 and now the biggest selling modular seat worldwide.
The x:panda is suitable for various conditions but particularly to children with CP. The patented dynamic system is helpful for children who struggle to maintain position during involuntary extension. The chair provides contoured support to the spine and maintains pelvic position in neutral alignment.Taylor, a friendly and happy youngster, lives with parents, Laura and Daniel, and two brothers, Lennon, 18 months and Mckenzie, age 12. The family moved two years ago to a specialist accessible bungalow provided by The Housing Association. Having recently extended, they now have the necessary space and layout to suit a child with disabilities. Taylor is located in a room next to his parents at night, with a ceiling track in the bedroom and bathroom, and enough room for a ceiling track hoist and specialist adjustable cot. Vitally, there is space for Taylor’s adaptable and bespoke x:panda chair on a High-low frame which ensures ideal support for a growing child and allows Taylor to be properly seated.

Based on the original R82 Panda chair, the x:panda concentrates on optimal pelvic positioning, aligning the spine and correct articulation at the hip. R82, a knowledgeable, caring company with a technical and experienced team, are passionate about the benefits of the x:panda for the user. Research shows incorrect positioning can lead to long term health issues, such as curvature of the spine and exacerbated breathing difficulties. As the x:panda is very adaptable, it can be easily configured to each child and can be adjusted for growth in depth, width and back height as well as accommodating individual leg positioning. It is available in four sizes, from 6 months to young adult. The x:panda features tilt in space, recline and a dynamic back that can help children who might typically have pelvic issues, hip migration and tight hamstrings. Read the full case study…..