Torrance, CA (June 13, 2016) –  Etac NA Marketing Director, Nanneke Dinklo, today announced the launch of the Convaid YoYo, a compact, easy-to-use hi-lo frame engineered to interface with the Convaid Trekker seating module for children and adolescents with mild to severe involvement .

New frame designed for use with Convaid Trekker Seating Module

The Convaid YoYo is lightweight with a compact footprint with tilt-in-space capabilities, locking caster wheels, and is height adjustable with best-in-class lift assist. One base works with the two Trekker seating modules, Trekker 12 and 14, and is stable enough to use the complete recline to allow for diaper changes and hair washing. The YoYo can be used as an activity chair and is a perfect solution for feeding, therapy and daily activities.

“We recognize that inclusion in family, school and community activities is critical to the emotional well-being of any child living with special needs.  This is where YoYo’s versatility comes in. The gas-assisted foot pedal easily positions a child from floor to table height promoting play at floor-level or interaction at standing height.  It also makes daily activities such as brushing teeth, sitting in a classroom and dining with the family much easier,” Dinklo said.

Product highlights:

  • YoYo is compact, portable, easy-to-use inside and outside the home
  • Meets participation and communication needs of families, caregivers and peers
  • Variable height levels and tilt-in-space allow simple position changes
  • Interfaces with Trekker seating module, allowing easy transitioning between Trekker base and YoYo frame

The Etac NA brands offer pediatric products typically prescribed to individuals with mild to moderate involvement of the following conditions:  Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Duchene Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Spina Bifida, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Cystic Fibrosis, Mitochondrial Disease, Metabolic Diseases, and Sensory Processing Disorders, among others.

About Etac North America

The Etac Group offers a wide range of solutions for children and adults ranging from manual wheelchairs, advanced seating, patient transfer, bathing and toilet products. Sweden-based Etac markets their products under the Etac, Molift, Immedia, R82 and Convaid brands. Etac operates sales companies in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States with an extensive network of distributors in 40 other markets around the world.

Based in Denmark, R82 develops and produces innovative aids and appliances for special need children and young adults. These are tailored to individual needs based on comprehensive product development and clinical input. R82 prides itself on a high caliber of quality of service and customer engagement.

Convaid, the company that invented the adaptive assisted wheelchair, has helped special needs children and their families live fuller, more productive lives since 1976. Convaid produces high-performance, easy-to-use and attractive mobility products for all stages of a young person’s life, from infancy to young adulthood. Each product is custom-built to individual specifications to provide optimum comfort, safety and convenience.

Together R82 and Convaid form the Etac Pediatric Group.


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