“As an engineering student, one of my favorite classes was Statics and Dynamics. I’ve always been fascinated with dynamic systems and now as an ATP, it’s great to see dynamic components introduced into Complex Rehab Technology (CRT).
Manual and power wheelchair users with movement disorders and excessive, uncontrolled movement patterns can exert strong forces on their equipment. It’s important for us as CRT providers to allow that movement in any way we can without adversely impacting posture. Giving users the ability to move safely reduces the likelihood that equipment will break, it reduces the risk of pressure sores and it also increases the user’s sitting tolerance of their chair.
The first dynamic components available were fairly ineffective because while they allowed movement, they failed to keep the user in optimal seated alignment. With the introduction of Seating Dynamics components, the technology has advanced an order of magnitude beyond those early designs. This is because their movement most closely matches the biomechanical movement of the ankle, knee and hip joints as well as the head/neck of a seated wheelchair user.
Seating Dynamics makes outstanding, functional and effective dynamic components and they continue to be a leader in the industry through innovation and by advancing the application of this technology. They are extremely durable as well and in my years of ordering from them, I have not had a single component break or fail under the constant stress of even the most active user.”