Convaid Products, Inc., today announced that the Convaid/R82 team will be in attendance at the International Seating Symposium (ISS), to be held at the West Bayshore, in Vancouver, B.C., Canada from March 1-4, 2016.

The international symposium addresses current and future developments in the areas of seating, positioning and mobility. Topic areas include service delivery, product development, research and outcomes. Learning objectives for attendees include:

• Identification and comparison of new and existing positioning and mobility equipment
• Discussion of emerging research evidence supporting seating and mobility practices
• Identification of resources for seating and mobility practice
• Comparison and discussion seating and mobility techniques and interventions
• Exploration of advantages and disadvantages of a number of innovative service delivery models

At ISS 2016, the Pediatric team will present the Convaid Trekker and introduce the YoYo, a hi-lo base that interfaces with the Trekker base. Another new product at ISS is the Carrot 3 booster seat that provides additional growing room to the Carrot 3 special needs car seat, at Booth 70 and R82 products at Booths 87 and 88.

Convaid will also present its core products at ISS, including the Convaid Cruiser, Rodeo and EZ Rider.

Convaid Trekker is the latest in Convaid’s product line of best-in-class, convenient, lightweight compact folding pediatric wheelchairs. The fully customizable, tilt-in-space Trekker accommodates functional or rest positions, providing increased sitting tolerance for maximal comfort. The Trekker also features a separate base and seating module, which is reversible, allowing the user to easily face away or toward the caregiver. It can also accept various brands of adaptive and aftermarket seating, accommodating needs of therapists and users. The chair allows for up to 170 degrees of adjustable recline and tilt ranging from -5 to 45 degrees. The Trekker comes with a wide range of clinical and user-friendly options. The Convaid Trekker is available in sizes 12 and 14. It is convenient and easy to fold for maximal portability and comes with a transit option that meets WC19 transport safety standards. It is attractive, highly durable, provides for therapeutic necessities, comes with a lifetime guarantee and is made in the USA.

“We look forward to a brisk and informative ISS where our combined sales and marketing team can share information on our premium pediatric product line while learning more about the needs of the greater seating and mobility community,” said Nanneke Dinklo, North America Marketing Director for the Convaid and R82 products.

Convaid and R82 develop and manufacture premium pediatric products typically prescribed for children with mild to moderate involvement of the following conditions: Cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Duchene 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.

About R82, Convaid and Etac:

R82 develops and produces aids and appliances for special need children and young adults throughout the world. Based in Denmark with subsidiaries in UK, The Netherlands, Germany, Australia and the US products are developed tailored to individual needs. R82 is constantly moving forward without compromising quality of service and closeness to the customer.

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.

Etac AB, offers a wide range of solutions for children and adults with manual wheelchairs, advanced seating, patient transfer and bathing and toilet. 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.

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