Trekinetic has developed a new seat cushion which is specially designed for amputee wheelchair-users while they are wearing prosthetic legs or when they are removed.
The system, which Trekinetic believes could be an industry first, offers conventional seat cushioning for users when wearing prosthetic legs, but also crucial limb support for when they are not.
Trekinetic’s system relies on its folding seat cushion solution. Appearing to be a conventional cushion at first glance, there is in fact a second folding section, hidden under the Monocoque seat.
When wearing prosthetics, the user simply uses the main cushion. When they wish to remove the prosthetics, the additional section unfolds and secures in seconds, offering comfort, relief and support.
There are no detachable items and all other features remain intact. It may also be retro-fitted to all Trekinetic models.
Recently, The Royal Academy of Engineering recognised Trekinetic’s work and commissioned a full investigative feature into exactly how the company has impacted on wheelchair users.