Functional postural management for all needs

 

Shuttle Discovery Video

Benefits of the Shuttle Discovery

Postural Advantages

Active combination of the seating functions includes tilt, elevating leg rest and reclining back support. These manage pressure, promote comfort and relaxation, enhance automatic nervous system function, decrease fatigue and promote increased tolerance of the desired posture.

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One seat

Our philosophy is to care for the child right throughout the day within one seat, that’s why the Discovery seat can be interfaced into any of the 4 bases saving on resources and the need to purchase additional equipment.

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Modular Configuration

Depending on what needs the child has, the seat can be easily configured.

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Smooth tilt

Tilt range from 90° to 40°. Unique function which is an integrated part of the seat meaning that regardless of what base you choose, the seating position is maintained as the therapist intended. Mechanism is amalgamated into seat unit meaning there are less moving parts.

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Backrest recline/Footplate elevation

Recline can be positioned and locked at any position 90° to 160° Ergonomic and biomechanical system that reduces skin shear when in use. Functions with true biomechanical movement with pivot located at the knee. Adjustment knob is located at rear of seat to be less awkward when operating.

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Forward or rear facing

The seat can be installed to face the carer or face the world!

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Sleek & compact pushchair

Look great pushing this stunningly curved and compact frame that doesn't just look like the regular medical buggies!

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Folds easily

The Verve frame folds easily for transport and stowage.

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EARLY INTERVENTION

Children develop skills as they grow. They roll over, begin to crawl, and learn to walk etc. however children that are affected with a physical disability are slower or may never achieve these skills. Early intervention applies to children from birth to school age who are discovered be at risk of developing a handicapping condition or other conditions that may affect their development. Early intervention consists in the provision of services for children and their families with the purpose of lessening the effects of the condition. Early intervention can be remedial or preventive in nature, remediating existing developmental problems or preventing their occurrence.

WHY INTERVENE EARLY?

Discovery gives the child the best start in life through proven early intervention. Appropriate seating equipment for young children with physical disabilities is imperative to provide an optimal seated position from which they may engage in functional activities. International research has verified the benefits of adaptive seating to include improved postural alignment, development of motor skills, helping the prevention of fixed deformity and facilitation of upper extremity function. It is vital to comprehend the seating principles that dictate the sitting postures of children and young people and the impact they have on long term health and function.

ONE SEAT WITH MANY APPLICATIONS

Our philosophy is to care for the child right throughout the day within one seat, that’s why the Discovery seat can be interfaced into any of the 4 bases saving on resources and the need to purchase additional equipment.

MAKING IT EASY FOR THE THERAPIST

The therapist can work with the family on the journey through effective early intervention and continual clinical follow up knowing that the Discovery’s seating can be ‘tuned’ and adjusted easily and the child grows.

POSTURE IS PARAMOUNT

We know that posture is so important for these kids with physical disabilities and we want to meet the desires of the therapist and family so that the child’s sitting posture improves and develops. With seating the child early as possible in the Discovery will help to maintain good postural management to help prevent complications such as contractures and structural changes in the skeletal system while improving daily quality of life no matter how complex their disabilities.

Children with moderate to severe physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy and developmental delay etc. can benefit from the Discovery’s ability to provide optimum pelvic stability, trunk/head alignment and good leg and foot positioning.

CLINICAL ADVANTAGES

The Discovery:

  • Delivers an optimal seated position so the child can engage in functional activities.
  • Provides specific fine-tuned seating requirements for a perfect setup for the individual user.
  • Observes internationally recognised clinical and therapeutic practices for disabled or handicapped children.
  • Provides quality postural management with modular accessories that can be added and removed depending on specific needs.
  • Ability to be ‘planar’ or ‘complex’ depending on user needs.

Accessories

Footplate Extension

165 mm depth.
Conflicts with Moon Buggy maximum ranges.

Part Number: 

2006-5130-000
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Snuggle Warmer

Comfy & Cosy

Get outside and brave the elements with this warm snuggle bag! With dome-down top and zip-off front, Snuggle Warmer will fully encapsulate the child once tucked in.
Retain positioning & support: All supports come through inside Snuggle Warmer
Soft fleece lining against skin: 200 gsm hollowfill inner and ripstop fabric outer
Measures 93 x 46 cm (68 cm length to opening)

Part Number: 

2006-7810-000
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UV Shade Cover

Available to fit both Single (front seat only) and Double (both seats).

Part Number: 

2006-7720-0002006-7722-000
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Rain Cover

Available to fit both Single (front seat only) and Double (both seats).

Part Number: 

2006-7620-0002006-7622-000
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Seat Canopy

Seat mounted (suits both rear and forward facing seats). Includes mounts

Part Number: 

2006-7515-000
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Moon Rock

Low sitting indoor base with rocking function and stabiliser legs.

Part Number: 

2006-0014-000
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Lunar Base

Low sitting indoor frame.

Part Number: 

2006-0013-000
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Launcher Base

Indoor, height adjustable base with mobile braking castors.

Part Number: 

2006-0012-000
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Moon Buggy

3 wheeled mobility base.

Part Number: 

2006-0011-000
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Verve Tie-Down Kit

Required for vehicle transportation (ISO 7176-19). Verve Frame only.

Part Number: 

2006-0041-000
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Verve Sibling Seat

Black. Only compatible with Verve frame.

Part Number: 

2006-8670-000
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Verve Buggy

4 wheeled mobility base

Part Number: 

2006-0040-000
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Dorsiflexion wedge

Closed cell foam, Velcro attached

Part Number: 

2006-5330-000
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Footplate Overcover

In neoprene for full foot protection.
If footplate extension is added, a footplate extension over-cover is available to suit, part number #2006-5335-000

Part Number: 

2006-5305-000
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Velcro Ankle Straps

Part Number: 

2006-6151-000
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Velcro Foot Straps

Part Number: 

2006-6060-000
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5 point harness

With 5 way buckle and padded sleeves.

Part Number: 

2006-6511-099
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5 point Tee-pad harness

With Tee-pad for infants and very small children.

Part Number: 

2006-6551-000
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Sternum Harness

Not suitable for use with gastronomy tubes

Part Number: 

2006-6751-000
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Centrepoint Harness

Size X-Small

Part Number: 

2006-6660-017
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Shoulder/Crotch Strap Set

With shoulder and comfort pads

Part Number: 

2006-6516-017
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4 point Hip Belt

Dual centre pull; side release buckle

Part Number: 

2006-6420-027
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2 point Hip Belt

Slimline, dual centre pull, with neoprene sleeves

Part Number: 

2006-6251-017
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Extended Lateral Headrest

With removable depth adjuster leaf. Available in Jet (Breathable) or Ink (Wipeable) fabric options.

Part Number: 

2006-4301-0992006-4301-209
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Lateral Support Headrest

With removable depth adjuster leaf. Available in Jet (Breathable) or Ink (Wipeable) fabric options.

Part Number: 

2006-4201-0992006-4201-209
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Occipital Support Headrest

With removable depth adjuster leaf. Available in Jet (Breathable) or Ink (Wipeable) fabric options.

Part Number: 

2006-4101-0992006-4101-209
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Discovery Modular Seat Cushion

Postural cushion with adjustable pre-ischial shelf, adjustable trochanter wedges and pommel; gives the ability to adapt cushion to suit individual clients. Not compatible if thigh/trochanter wedges are also selected.

Part Number: 

2006-0611-xxx
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Discovery Thigh Wedges

On Velcro attachment.Cut to required depth

Part Number: 

2006-0505-000
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Discovery Trochanter Wedges

On Velcro attachment.

Cut to required depth.

Part Number: 

2006-0660-000
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Discovery Contoured Laterals

9 cm high x 13 cm deep

2006-3030-099:Contoured laterals in Jet Black (breathable fabric)

2006-3030-209:Contoured laterals in Ink Black (wipe-down)

Part Number: 

2006-3030-0992006-3030-209
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Discovery Teardrop Laterals

Long Trunk Support.

Size 1: 13.5 x 7.5 cm. Breathable: 2006-3110-099. Wipe-down: 2006-3110-209

Size 2: 15.5 x 10.5 cm. Breathable: 2006-3120-099. Wipe-down: 2006-3120-209

Part Number: 

2006-3110-0992006-3110-2092006-3120-0992006-3120-209
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Discovery Shoulder Protraction Wedge

Shoulder protraction wedge on Velcro attachment.

Part Number: 

2006-2750-000
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Discovery Sacral Insert

Sacral foam insert on Velcro attachment.

For added thickness, the Sacral Insert can be combined with an additional foam spacer to adhere behind primary Sacral Insert (10 cm x 18 cm) - Code 2006-2515-000

Part Number: 

2006-2510-0002006-2515-000
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Discovery Hip Guides

Width, depth and angle adjustable hip guides.

Additional hip guide mounting bracket can be used for seat depths greater than 22 cm:Code 2006-1012-000

Part Number: 

2006-1010-0992006-1010-209
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Discovery Abductor Pommel

Padded, quick-release abductor pommel.

3.5 cm wide. Only for use with standard seat cushion (not modular cushion).

Part Number: 

2006-1610-0992006-1610-209
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Discovery Knee Adductors

For use without hip guides or seat depth greater than 27 cm.

Part Number: 

2006-1110-099
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Discovery Headrest Wings

Required for all headrest supports. Available in Jet (Breathable) or Ink (Wipeable) fabric options

Part Number: 

2006-4460-0992006-4460-209
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Discovery Tray Table

Height, depth and angle adjustable tray table with seat pan tray mount brackets.
Quick release grab rail accessory: Code 2006-7210-000

Part Number: 

2006-7110-0002006-7210-000
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Specifications

The Medifab Discovery is the subject of design rights and copyright. Patents Pending.

Discovery Seat Specifications   Verve Stroller Specifications
Seat Depth 14-30 cm   Push Handle Height 77-109 cm
Seat Width 13-27 cm   Frame Width 65 cm
Lower Leg Length 7-28 cm   Frame Length 93 cm
Backrest Height 45-58 cm   Front Wheel Diameter 23.5 cm
Shoulder Strap Height 24-39 cm   Rear Wheel Diameter 30 cm
Backrest Recline 90-160º   Max Load: Main Seat 25 kg
Trunk Lateral Width 12-25 cm   Max Load: Sibling Seat 15 kg
Tilt in Space (forward facing) 40°   Max Load of Verve 55 kg
Max Load of Seat 25 kg   Frame Weight (inc. wheels) 12.5 kg
Seat Weight 7.5 kg      
Folded Size L56 x W33 x H14 cm   Folded Size L84 x W65 x H31 cm

 

Indoor bases Lunar Launcher Moon Rock
Frame Width 43 cm 61 cm 41 cm
Frame Length 63 cm 73 cm 71 cm
Frame Height 17-28 cm 54 cm 27.5 cm
Seat to floor Height 22-32 cm 38-68 cm 34 cm
Weight 2.5 kg 9.2 kg 3.4 kg
Max Load of Seat 25 kg 25 kg 25 kg

Colour Options

Jet Black (Breathable Fabric)
#099
Ocean (Breathable Fabric)
#060
Calypso (Breathable Fabric)
#028
Mango (Breathable Fabric)
#030
Ink Black (Wipe Down)
#209
 

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