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 – www.Also4Me.com
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.
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.
Buy online at also4me.com
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