The pioneering Scallop seating system by R82 – as seen on TV.

The Scallop is designed to aid in floor sitting and to add extra support whilst sitting on a chair. This simple, portable and versatile sensory stimulating product is the perfect aid to enable participation in everyday activities with comfort, support and ease.

This is recent ITV news coverage of how the Scallop is helping Evie with Cerebal Palsy, how the seat work and and how Keira Gwynn, the designer, developed the idea.

Etac R82 showcase new and enhanced assistive standing and walking products, transfer and bathing aids at OT Show 2016

r82_ot_show_2016Etac R82 supplies the highly regarded Etac, Molift, Immedia. R82 and Convaid brands including assistive standing and walking products, transfer and bathing aids as well as adapted wheelchairs and buggies. Its trusted team of friendly and experienced Product Advisors will be demonstrating new, enhanced products that benefit care-providers and users of all ages. They will be joined at this event by Helena Poulton, Advanced Practitioner OT and Consultant to R82, for informative on-stand discussions and expert advice.

At Stand J48, from the Etac and Molift product ranges, visiting OTs and healthcare professionals can find new and enhanced seating, standing and transfer solutions including the new Etac Prio comfort wheelchair and three new Molift hoists – the Quick Raiser, Molift Raiser and the new Molift Rail System Duo. This free standing unit for temporary lifting in hospitals and care environments, combines easy installation and manoeuvrability with supreme stability to enhance the carer and user experience. Show visitors can also try Etac’s new Turner Pro for safe turning and standing support.

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10-Year-Old Who Has Cerebral Palsy Gifted An R82 Crocodile Walking Frame For Frame Football

Luke Campey, aged 10, from Leicestershire who has Cerebral Palsy, became the fourth happy recipient of a gifted R82 Crocodile Walking Aid recently whilst playing Frame Football.

R82 UK, leading supplier of adaptive solutions for disabled children and young adults, is donating eight Crocodile Walking Aids during 2016 to young Frame Football players. Many participating children require crutches on a daily basis but a wheeled walking frame when they play. Amateur football coach, Richard Seedhouse, initially established the sport in Coventry and growing awareness and popularity has successfully seen further clubs opening throughout the UK. In supporting the activity, R82 hopes it can promote this fun and inclusive sport to encourage more children to become involved with local clubs.

Luke, who lives in Melton Mowbray with parents Emma and Andy, began playing Frame Football after spotting details on a Facebook page created by Richard Seedhouse. He has been a member at his club “Hucknall Rolls Royce” for just over a year and looks forward to his weekend training sessions.

Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at the age of three, Luke requires assistance with mobility due to weakness in his legs and feet. Unable to walk unaided, he relies on the use of a frame, wheelchair or sticks. Luke’s mother, Emma, comments: “Luke sees a physiotherapist every three months and a specialist in Leicester twice a year. He has had Botox three times and is currently having his gait analysed as Luke has muscle loss to the outside of his feet which means they bend inwards. This is causing the splints Luke wears to rub and is affecting his walking pattern. We are currently looking into the Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) operation which would reduce muscle tightness and stiffness, and help Luke to feel more comfortable. In the meantime, Luke has a key helper at school who performs physio with him twice a day and he participates at Frame Football. This really helps his fitness levels which in turn improves Luke’s self-esteem and motivation.” Read more of Luke’s story…..

Etac R82 To Deliver Extensive New Product Showcase and Interactive Zones At Kidz To Adultz North

Etac R82, specialist supplier of adaptive products for children and adults, will be providing a wide-ranging and interactive display at Kidz to Adultz North (17.11.16, Event City, Manchester).

New for this Kidz show, Etac R82 will have an area dedicated to “Restoration of Body Shape” looking at asymmetry, change and postural support and challenging ideas about what can be corrected.  This will include the innovative “Supershape” adaptable and moulded, back support and seat cushions from Spex, as well as Simple Stuff Works’ sleep systems which provide effective and flexible night time positioning equipment.

New Etac R92 products for disabled children
Stand A17/A18 will also see the UK launch of R82’s new Scallop – a unique, portable seating concept now available exclusively through R82’s new webshop:  and the new Wombat Living activity chair will debut this year at Event City. In addition, the Molift Smart 150 portable, folding hoist will be demonstrated throughout the day.

(Visit Etac R82 stand (A17/18) at Kidz Up North & get a 25% off voucher for our online webshop)

To supplement R82’s impressive product showcase, Frances George, Specialist Physiotherapist, MSc, BSc, HPC, MCSP will be available for on-stand discussions and individual specialist advice whilst children can be entertained with the fun “Hook-a-Duck” on-stand activity.

The R82 stand will encompass spacious themed zones to allow visitors of all ages to easily participate in the hands-on displays. Read more:

R82 UK launches pioneering portable scallop seat for disabled children through its new ‘’ webshop

R82 UK, a world-leading specialist in assistive products for disabled children, has launched its revolutionary foldable Scallop seating system, available through its new product webshop –

The Scallop from R82 is a lightweight and portable solution that assists children of all ages who require additional support when sitting on the floor or in a chair. Suited for children with GMFCS level 1 – 3, it consists of a folding fabric structure and simple strapping that is adjustable and offers wrap-around ‘shell-like’ postural support for children with conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy and Spina Bifida.

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Originally designed by talented Swansea university student Keira Gwynn, the Scallop has been developed by R82 in close collaboration with users, families and therapists. It provides extra stability for children when sitting, along with tactile stimulation and reassurance, and facilitates increased occupational performance. R82 began working with Keira whilst she continued her studies and on completion of her degree, offered her a position at our parent company in Denmark as a Product Designer. This has allowed Keira to drive the evolution of the Scallop concept resulting in a worldwide launch to market at the Rehacare exhibition last month.

The R82 Scallop is a unique concept. It can be used for indoor or outdoor floor sitting or as a chair attachment providing young users with flexible, comfortable seating options. It is available in a range of sizes, styles and fun colours and weighs less than 2kg so highly portable when travelling away from home. It allows children to sit longer and improves seating alignment and balance with better postural control of the lower back. The Scallop can also be beneficial for early intervention programmes focused on improved trunk and pelvic positioning.

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R82 UK Launch the New Scallop Seat for Disabled Children

Designed to aid in floor sitting and to add extra support whilst sitting on a chair. This simple, portable and versatile sensory stimulating product is the perfect aid to enable participation in everyday activities with comfort, support and ease.

To accompany all ages, abilities and needs, R82 have designed a sensory stimulating seat that the whole family can enjoy.

The R82 Scallop is available in 4 sizes, 2 styles and 4 colours that are reversible.

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The Scallop allows users to move while being seated and supported. It provides stability without preventing movement and can be used in two different ways:

  • Floor sitting
  • Attached to a chair

Whichever way you choose to use your Scallop it enables participation in everyday activities. The smooth rocking and hug like feeling make for a calm and peaceful seating experience. Benefits range from better focus, less fidgeting, increased eye contact, improved concentration and all around better sitting on the ground and in a chair.

Benefits for the user

  • Enables long sitting
  • Enables user to sit on a chair
  • Prevents the user sitting in ‘W’ position
  • Provides tactile stimulation
  • Improved seating alignment
  • Postural control in the lower back
  • Good for early intervention
  • The way the shell folds around the users torso gives a sense of security to the user
  • Stimulates balance without preventing movement
  • Encourages active participation as well as concentration

Suitable for children with:

The Scallop is suitable for children with GMFCS level 1-3, children who require a little extra help while floor sitting or sitting on a chair. This product is also great for children with learning or behavioural disorders as it provides tactile stimulation which helps to reassure the child and enable them to relax and concentrate while using the product.

  • CP (GMFCS level 1-3)
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Other syndromes with need for some support around the pelvis/trunk
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Autism
  • Other learning disabilities and behavioural disorders

For more information, or to order your R82 Scallop online, please visit the NEW R82 webshop

R82 UK Ltd is an Etac Group company supplying R82, Etac, Molift, Immedia and Convaid branded products in the UK and Ireland from a head office base in Halesowen, Birmingham. The extensive range of high quality assistive products for disabled children and adults includes wheelchairs, buggies, standing, walking, toileting and bathing aids as well as manual and mechanical transfer aids. Sales and distribution of these products is supported with service and repair back up from a base in Basingstoke. 

The parent company Etac AB is based in Stockholm, Sweden with manufacturing sites across Scandinavia. The Etac Group has a truly global reach with further subsidiary companies in the USA, Europe, Far East and Australia. The most recent acquisition of US buggy manufacturer Convaid has further strengthened the Etac Group’s product portfolio worldwide.


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