Torrance, CA (February 27, 2017) –   New to ISS is the Convaid Flyer, a width-expandable pediatric wheelchair that has a uniquely designed tilt-in-space base and accepts more complex adaptive seating, comes with optional recline and a large selection of options and accessories to achieve ideal positioning and support. It will be on display in Booths 56 and 71 at the 34th annual International Seating Symposium (ISS) to be held from March 6-9, 2018 at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Attending ISS are North American Sales Managers Charles Larose, Western United States and Canada; Steve Ricker; Eastern United States; Education Manager, Sally Mallory; Etac educational envoy, Kieron J. Slocombe and Territory Manager, Rob Proracki.

Other Convaid and R82 products to be featured at ISS include the R82 Mustang, an anterior/posterior gait trainer; the R82 x:Panda, a multi-adjustable dynamic seat that offers seat width and depth adjustment and sliding back growth; the R82 Caribou, a standing frame supports prone or supine standing positions that easily toggles between horizontal and vertical positions; and the R82 Wallaroo, a forward-facing child restraint.

Convaid | R82 and Etac provide a comprehensive portfolio of special needs care products that can enhance quality-of-life from early childhood through the adult years. Similarly, each brand offers products that are specifically geared to patients living with a broad range of disease states, facilitating mobility, comfort and daily living.

“ISS is an exceptional event to get in front of pediatric and adult medical prescribers. This year, we are excited to present the newly-launched Convaid Flyer and expanding line of R82 seating, standing, walking, transportation and hygiene products. It is also an excellent educational avenue where we can learn about new developments in the seating and mobility from experts in the field,” said Ryan Williams, President, Etac NA.

FLYERAbout the Convaid Flyer

For therapists working in Early Intervention with three to five-year olds transitioning into the school system, the dilemma arrives with parents often preferring a lightweight stroller base versus the standard heavier wheelchair.  Another scenario occurs when the older child or young adult lacks endurance, strength to ambulate throughout the day or self-propel, but does ambulate in classroom brief periods. Bridging this gap is the Convaid Flyer is a lightweight, modular and portable wheelchair developed with youth-orientated aesthetics and growth in mind.

About ISS

Now in its 34th year, the symposium brings together 2,000 international attendees and is considered the world’s leading educational and scientific conference in the sector of wheelchair seating and mobility. In addition to an extensive exhibition hall, ISS will present research forums, workshops, access to scientific and clinical papers, and multiple panel discussions.

The Etac Group

For more than 40 years, Etac has developed products and services that create possibilities for users and caregivers. Our products are aimed for people with physical disabilities and their caretakers. We provide a well-designed product range for short and long term care whether this be in the home, hospital or other healthcare setting.  Etac’s track record in functional, innovative and comfortable products includes a number of international design awards that have repeatedly set new standards in the market. The Etac Group has six product brands; Etac, Immedia, Molift, Star, Convaid and R82.

Headquartered in Stockholm, the Etac Group has sales companies in Australia, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States with supply units in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the United States.

Convaid | R82

Convaid | R82 enriches the lives of special needs families by developing and manufacturing best-in-class, easy-to-use, convenient and attractive seating, standing, walking / gait, transportation and hygiene products for all stages of a young person’s life – from childhood through young adult. We develop products tailored to individual needs. Through comprehensive development, Convaid | R82 is constantly moving forward — without compromising quality of service and closeness to the customer.

The objective of each and every Convaid | R82 employee is: adjustment to individual needs to provide the child the greatest possible freedom – in a world in movement. As part of Etac, the company believes that everyone should be able to live a free and independent life and pursue their dreams regardless of any physical circumstances.

Convaid | R82 offers seating, standing, walking, transportation and hygiene solutions for those living with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Spinal Bifida, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Cystic Fibrosis, Mitochondrial Disease, Metabolic Diseases, and Sensory Processing Disorders, among others.


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