Spex Back Support

Easily solve upper torso needs for most wheelchair users with the Spex backrest. The backrest incorporates a contouring cube system to allow on-the-spot customisations for torso comfort and asymmetry needs. Effortless customisations and contouring that doesn’t move or slip out of adjustment makes this backrest the perfect solution. Comfortable materials reduce back pain, while managing skin breakdown and pressure care needs. The Spex Back Support easily accommodates bony or protruding skeletal prominences, while its adjustable system ensures changing needs can be met.

The Spex Back Support is ideal for users who:

  • Requires a comfortable back support to reduce torso pain
  • Requires spinal alignment and support
  • Has skin breakdown/pressure care needs
  • Has bony or protruding skeletal prominences
  • Have changing postural needs
  • Pertains a maladaptive or asymmetric posture
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Functional benefits:

Spex Back support putting cube in
Instant contouring of the back support surface

Using the renowned contouring cube system within the Spex back support, the back support surface and be easily configured and contoured in real-time. If the user’s postural needs change, it can simply be reconfigured at any time. 
 

Spex Back support close up of foam cubes
Non-slip contours don’t move out of adjustment

The special cover design allows the contouring cube system to be removed through the top of the back support.  

Spex Back support ventilated shell
Slots and hole positions on ventilated shell

Slots and holes in the back support shell allows for better ventilation and temperature control for the user. It also allows for an easier installation of head supports, lateral supports and harnesses. 
 

Spex Back support dual layer cover
Dual-layer outer cover technology

Dual-layer technology in the back support over reduces shear forces, combating the likelihood of pressure injuries. With the air-mesh side panels, moisture build-up and the impacts of temperature are countered. 

Spex Back Support in use

Spex Back Support for mild bony prominences
For mild bony prominences
Without even adjusting the cube system, the Spex back support has slight contouring and integrates a comfortable pressure reducing foam surface layer to absorb mild bony prominences and asymmetries for uniform torso contact.  
Spex Back Support for immersion
For immersion
For individuals that require immersion into the back support, simply adjust the cube contouring cell system to configure for a perfect fit and shape for the user’s back. be reconfigured at any time. 
 
Spex Back Support for asmmetry
For asymmetry
For asymmetrical or maladaptive postures, the contour can be arranged to provide the matching shape required to support the user’s torso profile.
Contouring for lordosis
Contouring for scoliosis
Contouring for kyphosis
Technical specifications
Back support size10" - 15"
25.4cm - 38cm
16" - 20"
41xm - 51cm
21"+
53cm +
Maximum occupant weight 90kg136kgMust use heavy duty brackets - 180kg
Maximum occupant weight with heavy duty brackets136kg180kg180kg

Warranty Information
Each Spex Back Support is carefully inspected to provide peak performance and is guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 24 months from the date of purchase, provided normal use. Should a defect in materials or workmanship occur within 24 months from the original date of purchase, Medifab will, at its option, repair or replace it without charge. This warranty applies to the back support components including the outer cover, foam unit and hardware. This Warranty does not apply to the general wear and use, including punctures, tears or burns or customer abuse of any of the back support components.

Product Compliance with Relevant Standards 
Spex Back Supports have been tested to and comply with the following standards:

  • AS/NZS 3695 and AS/NZS 3696 (Wheelchair Requirements and Test Methods)
  • AS/NZS ISO 16840.4 (Seating Systems for use in Motor Vehicles)

Spex also maintains a quality management system that is certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 13485:2016. 

ARTG Certificate: 160970

Functional benefits:

Spex Back support putting cube in
Instant contouring of the back support surface

Using the renowned contouring cube system within the Spex back support, the back support surface and be easily configured and contoured in real-time. If the user’s postural needs change, it can simply be reconfigured at any time. 
 

Spex Back support close up of foam cubes
Non-slip contours don’t move out of adjustment

The special cover design allows the contouring cube system to be removed through the top of the back support.  

Spex Back support ventilated shell
Slots and hole positions on ventilated shell

Slots and holes in the back support shell allows for better ventilation and temperature control for the user. It also allows for an easier installation of head supports, lateral supports and harnesses. 
 

Spex Back support dual layer cover
Dual-layer outer cover technology

Dual-layer technology in the back support over reduces shear forces, combating the likelihood of pressure injuries. With the air-mesh side panels, moisture build-up and the impacts of temperature are countered. 

Spex Back Support in use

Spex Back Support for mild bony prominences
For mild bony prominences
Without even adjusting the cube system, the Spex back support has slight contouring and integrates a comfortable pressure reducing foam surface layer to absorb mild bony prominences and asymmetries for uniform torso contact.  
Spex Back Support for immersion
For immersion
For individuals that require immersion into the back support, simply adjust the cube contouring cell system to configure for a perfect fit and shape for the user’s back. be reconfigured at any time. 
 
Spex Back Support for asmmetry
For asymmetry
For asymmetrical or maladaptive postures, the contour can be arranged to provide the matching shape required to support the user’s torso profile.
Contouring for lordosis
Contouring for scoliosis
Contouring for kyphosis
Technical specifications
Back support size10" - 15"
25.4cm - 38cm
16" - 20"
41xm - 51cm
21"+
53cm +
Maximum occupant weight 90kg136kgMust use heavy duty brackets - 180kg
Maximum occupant weight with heavy duty brackets136kg180kg180kg

Warranty Information
Each Spex Back Support is carefully inspected to provide peak performance and is guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 24 months from the date of purchase, provided normal use. Should a defect in materials or workmanship occur within 24 months from the original date of purchase, Medifab will, at its option, repair or replace it without charge. This warranty applies to the back support components including the outer cover, foam unit and hardware. This Warranty does not apply to the general wear and use, including punctures, tears or burns or customer abuse of any of the back support components.

Product Compliance with Relevant Standards 
Spex Back Supports have been tested to and comply with the following standards:

  • AS/NZS 3695 and AS/NZS 3696 (Wheelchair Requirements and Test Methods)
  • AS/NZS ISO 16840.4 (Seating Systems for use in Motor Vehicles)

Spex also maintains a quality management system that is certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 13485:2016. 

ARTG Certificate: 160970

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