Design Update: New Head Support Pads

Published on Wed, 09/29/2021 - 15:45

Bruce Mascull

Seating Specialist at Medifab

The Spex Head Support Pad range has recently been updated in design, and the newest versions are now constructed from an aluminium shell covered by an injection moulded polyurethane foam to ensure a smooth and comfortable support surface. 

The family of head support shapes have been geometrically and biomechanically updated to give greater support and stability for head positioning for wheelchair users. 

With the update, the head pads have also been given new names to accurately reflect the pad usage, and some dimensions have also been updated referencing biomechanic data to give a better fit to the head.

An overview of the differences between previous design, and new head pads can be referenced below: 

Previous Name / CodePrevious MeasurementsImageNew Name / CodeNew Measurements

Compact 

1271-4331-300

Width: 250mm

Height: 100mm

Comfort 250

1275-0031-000

Width: 260mm

Height: 125mm

  

Comfort 350 (NEW) 

1275-0032-000

Width: 340mm

Height: 165mm

Square Small

1271-4311-300

Width: 170mm

Height: 150mm

Circle 150

1275-0011-000

Width: 175mm

Height: 145mm

Square Large

1271-4312-300

Width: 220mm

Height: 190mm

Circle 250

1275-0012-000

Width: 220mm

Height: 185mm

Contoured Small

1271-4321-300

Width: 280mm

Height: 120mm

Contour 250

1275-0021-000

Width: 280mm

Height: 165mm

Contoured Large

1271-4322-300

Width: 350mm

Height: 150mm

Contour 350

1275-0022-000

Width: 350mm

Height: 210mm

Comfi Standard

1271-4351-300

Width: 250mm

Height: 140mm

Depth: 130mm

Standard Lateral 

1275-0043-000

Width: 250mm

Height: 170mm

Depth: 145mm

  

Paediatric Standard Lateral (NEW)

1275-0041-000

Width: 220mm

Height: 150mm

Depth: 120mm

Comfi Extended

1271-4352-300

Width: 250mm

Height: 140mm

Depth: 180mm

Extended Lateral 

1275-0044-000

Width: 260mm

Height: 190mm

Depth: 180mm

  

Paediatric Extended Lateral (NEW) 

1275-0042-000

Width: 230mm

Height: 180mm

Depth: 160mm

Adjustable Lateral Small

1271-4341-300

Width: 170mm

Height: 150mm

Adjustable Lateral 150

1275-0061-000

Width: 175mm

Height: 145mm

Adjustable Lateral Large

1271-4342-300

Width: 220mm

Height: 190mm

Adjustable Lateral 250

1275-0062-000

Width: 220mm

Height: 185mm

A handy reference guide poster for the previous design to the new design pads is available comparing either names and codes or measurements

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