Spex Comfi Back Support

The Spex Comfi Backrest is a simplistic and affordable solution to basic contouring needs, designed to counter skin breakdown issues and increase air flow.

Skin breakdown is most often caused by three combined extrinsic factors: Pressure, shear and moisture. Instant immersion and auto conforming foam, coupled with Air-Flow technology ensure that these factors are addressed and ultimate comfort is achieved for the user. Instant immersion / auto-conforming of the foam support unit is achieved through the combination of thermosensitive foam and cube technology. The ability to tear off cubes also allows accomodation for bony prominences or relief for tender spots or lesions. It provides ultra-conformability over contour build ups – e.g. shape created using Medifab’s Tessellated Shape System – moulds without resistance to both concave and convex flexion.

Full Air-Flow technology enhances user experience, reducing moisture entrapment and enabling faster evaporation. This also extends the foam lifespan (moisture breaks down many materials and accelerates deterioration).

You can swap out the upholstery unit at any future point to full Spex contouring system if required, utilising same shell and mounting hardware.

The Comfi Back Support comes as standard in a full-height Spex-style shell, with outer breathable cover. It can also be scripted to suit the Vigour range of back shells.

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Spex Comfi back support exploded view showing increased air flow
Increased air flow through the back support
The perforated Comfi cube layer, coupled with a breathable mesh fabric cover, allows optimum airflow and better temperature management, combating temperature and moisture build-up.
Spex Comfi back support tear off padding cubes
Tear-off padding cubes
Tear-off padding cubes enable the creation of mild contouring. This ensures pressure relief in identified areas.
Spex Comfi back support comfort and pressure reducing surface
Comfort and pressure reduction
The Comfi’s soft memory foam overlay provides greater comfort through distribution and reduction of pressure from around pressure points.
Spex Comfi back support with smooth surface
Smooth contouring surface
The pressure-relieving foam layer creates a smooth contouring surface to avoid pressure points and ensure optimum pressure reduction.  
Spex Comfi back support anti shear cover
Anti-shear cover
The dual-layer outer cover reduces shear forces with the top layer moving with the user and rubbing with the bottom layer, rather than rubbing against the user’s skin. This prevents the effects of friction, thereby avoiding injuries and pain points caused by shear forces. 
Technical specifications
Back support size10" - 15"
25.4cm - 38cm
16" - 20"
41xm - 51cm
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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