Spex Stylo 160 and 260 Head Support Mechanisms

The Spex Stylo Head Support mechanism has been designed to provide superior head and neck control for individuals with basic and moderate needs through to complex postural asymmetries. The Stylo mechanism provides superior adjustability and strength, with its extended links and ball and socket joints ensuring extra strength to endure great impact forces. In-built adjustment possibilities allows for better positioning of the head and neck in virtually any position. 

The Stylo Head Support mechanism is ideal for the individual who:

        • Presents with increased thoracic or lumbar curvature of the spine and therefore requires the head support to be placed afar from the back support. 
        • Presents with rotation or lateral flexion of the trunk and may require the head support to be positioned in a specific spot, offset from the back support. 

The Stylo Head Support offers unparalleled adjustability to meet the most complex head positioning needs. The extended adjustable links, together with ball and socket joints allow for precise head positioning as they permit the head support pad to be positioned virtually anywhere within its length. Increased forward reach with 160mm (Style 160) or 260mm (Stylo 260) available. The improved ball mount design allows incredible range of angle adjustment, with total adjustment possible up to 270º. 

A flip-back mechanism is available on both the Style 160 and 260, and is an excellent choice for individuals who require assistance with transfers in and out of the wheelchair. To operate the flip back mechanism, you simply slide the red collar up to disengage the stem and swing backwards. 

The Stylo is easy to adjust and fine tune, with only one tool required (a 5mm hex/Allen key). The machined aluminium stem design incorporates two flat edges, ensuring no stem rotation for a fixed position that won’t slip. Extra strong design clamps up tightly to prevent lateral movement. The Stylo stem installs simply and easily into the mount, and easily removes when needed. 

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Stylo 160
Stylo 160
The Stylo 160 is crafted to achieve the best of both worlds: simplicity and ease of adjustment, yet be highly adjustable and versatile. The clever use of twin ball joints means the head pad can be orientated to where the optimal support is required, through an available 45° of pitch; coupled with two hinge joints that offer infinite up and down, and forward and backward adjustment. The finished product is an extremely versatile mechanism that allows true adjustment of the pad position, creating a solution that is completely adaptable to the user. The Stylo 160 is also available in a flip-back option for ease of transfers.
Stylo 260
Stylo 260
The Stylo 260 is engineered to offer ultimate and unparalleled adjustability to meet the most complex head positioning needs. With simple adjustment and intuitive design, it brings simplicity to the most complex of cases. Similar to the Stylo 160, clever use of twin ball joints means the head pad can be orientated to where the optimal support is required, through an available 45° of pitch; coupled with two hinge joints that offer infinite up and down, and forward and backward adjustment. In addition, it offers incredible reach with length-adjustable links. The Stylo 260 is available in flip-back option for ease of transfers.

Available Support Pad Options:

Circle Head Support
Adjustable Lateral Head Support
Comfort Head Support
Contour Head Support 
Standard Lateral Head Support 
Extended Lateral Head Support 

Dimensions

Stylo 160
Stylo 160 forward adjustment

Horizontal forward adjustment

Stylo 160 mechanism height adjustment

Vertical adjustment in mechanism

Vertical adjustment in stem

Stylo 160 sideways adjustment

Sideways adjustment

Stylo 160 pad pitch

Pitch

Stylo 260
Stylo 260 forward adjustment

Horizontal forward adjustment

Stylo 260 mechanism height adjustment

Vertical adjustment in mechanism

Stylo 260 stem height adjustment

Vertical adjustment in stem

Stylo 260 sideways adjustment

Sideways adjustment

Stylo 260 pad pitch

Pitch

StyleHorizontal forward adjustmentVertical adjustment in mechanismVertical adjustment in stemSideways adjustmentPitchWeight
Stylo 160160mm135mm145 mm
80 mm for Flip-back
200mm45° of head support pad in all directions within the ball joint. The ball joint is also on a hinge which offers an additional 180° in up and down angle. 745g
Stylo 260260mm160mm145 mm
80 mm for Flip-back
250mm45° of head support pad in all directions within the ball joint. The ball joint is also on a hinge which offers an additional 180° in up and down angle. 830g
Warranty Information
All Spex Accessories are guaranteed to be free from defects for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase, provided normal use. Should a defect in materials or workmanship occur within 12 months of the original date of purchase, Medifab Limited will, at its option, repair or replace it without charge. This warranty does not apply to punctures, tears or burns to the material or outer cover where applicable. 

Product Compliance with Relevant Standards 
Spex Head 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: 160962

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