Varilite Backrest Systems
Varilite Icon Low Back
The Varilite Icon Low Back provides pelvic and lumbar support for users with good trunk control. This support combines with the Icon hardware; a 2 point readily accessible mounting system that allows easy installation and adjustment, with a sleek low profile look.
The Icon Low Back is an ideal lightweight solution for users needing lower trunk support and the full adjustment normally only found in a larger style of back. The upper body is unimpeded, which allows full range motion of the upper body and trunk, and for day-to-day activities. The shell curves around the sides of the body for mild lateral support, while the accompanying enhanced rollover cushion protects the user and provides maximum comfort.
Varilite Icon Mid Back
The Varilite Icon Mid Back provides midthoracic support for a large range of body types. This back provides support and positioning to improve trunk control and decrease fatigue.
The Icon Mid Back supports the user to just below the scapulae so the back does not interfere with arm movement during propelling or other activities.
The Icon Mid Back shell provides mild lateral support. Secondary supports (refer to Lateral Supports Guide) attach easily if more aggressive lateral support is required. The back features an enhanced rollover cushion to protect the user and for added comfort.
Varilite Tall Back
The Varilite Icon Tall Back provides full thoracic coverage for moderate to maximum support. This back is well suited for those needing additional support, or using a tilt and recline system.
The Icon Tall Back supports the back to the top of the shoulders, including the scapulae, which is ideal for users with decreased trunk control. The curved shell provides moderate back support. Lateral supports (refer to Lateral Supports Guide) can be easily mounted using existing vertical shell slots.
Head rests can be installed onto the aluminium shell for more positioning options.
The Icon Tall Back and the Icon Deep Back have met the requirement of the ISO 16840-4 Crashworthiness test.
THe Varlite Deep Back
The Varilite Icon Deep Back provides full thoracic coverage and deep lateral support. This back is ideal for users needing maximum support.
The Icon Deep Back supports a user’s back to the top of the shoulder, including the scapulae, with extra lateral support of the thoracic trunk. The deep contour of the back provides more lateral support for users with poor trunk control.
Head rests and other secondary supports can be installed onto the aluminium shell.
The Icon Deep Back includes a closed-cell foam PSIS(posterior superior iliac spine) block and Supplemental Lateral Pads that attach to the shell with adhesive hook and loop.
The PSIS block provides support to the pelvis at the PSIS level, promoting anterior pelvic tilt and spinal extension. The Supplemental Lateral Pads help customize the fit.
The Varilite Talon helps positions clients by supporting the PSIS, and, because it’s ultra-lightweight, reduces fatigue and joint strain for those who propel manually. Plus, the Talon’s low-profile design and contemporary finish complement modern rigid wheelchairs.
The Varilite Talon attaches to a rigid wheelchairs stabalizer bar. Its mounting bracket provides adjustment in 3 directions – height, depth, angle – and is available in 3 depths to permit a range of posterior and anterior positioning.