WheelAir has announced that rigid backrest users will now be able to enjoy full temperature and moisture control following the expansion of its airflow system.
The WheelAir System, which helps wheelchair users to regulate their own temperature and humidity, can be integrated or retrofitted into a rigid back in two weeks.
The expansion means that WheelAir’s cooling airflow system can now be fitted to almost any seating configuration.
The Rigid Back integration development follows on from the launch of the WAgo and WAcare product lines in May 2021 and provides further support to wheelchair users with more specific and complex seating needs.
Corien Staels, WheelAir managing director, described the rigid back integration service as a “very exciting development” for the company.
She added: “Launching products that retrofit wheelchairs in this industry is very difficult due to the nature of customisation. For years we’ve had to pass on enquiries from those with rigid backrests, because we didn’t have the ability yet to modify them ourselves.
“Through a close partnership with one of our Dutch custom seating partners, as well as our own product development, we’re now able to customise nearly any chair and backrest to provide temperature and moisture regulation.
“For now these integrations will be done in the Netherlands, but we’re looking to set up similar partnerships in other countries too, so that we can do these modifications locally.”