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Item Details

Roho Symmetrix Back Support System

ILC Reference NO 43:66:007
Item sourced from ILC VIC database

Roho Symmetrix Back Support System

Factors to Consider
Due to the system featuring a high level of adjustability it may assist in accommodating users who may experience changing postural support needs.

Short Description
This modular system replaces the existing backrest upholstery on a wheelchair and standardly consists of four pads which are adjusted individually to the position required. The pads are arranged on three levels (tiers), the upper and lower tiers consist of one larger pad, while the middle tier consists of two smaller pads. Additional postural accessories are available, and each pad features an individual cover as well as covers being available for the entire system.

Price Guide
Refer to supplier details for pricing.

More Details

The frame is composed of plastic, aluminium and stainless steel. A heavy duty frame is also available if a higher load capacity is required than on the standard frame.
The pads consist of a polyurethane foam with a polyurethane film top coating.
The covers are made from a knitted nylon fabric with a polyurethane coating against bacteria and microfungi. The covers are water resistant.

Each pad adjusts individually in position and is able to tilt up and down, side to side and forward and back. They are mounted on a swivel arm and elbow clamp which allows for this range of movement.
The back support system is able to recline up to 30 degrees.
Depth and height of the frame is also adjustable via side plates and clamp placement.

Additional postural supports are available to be added to the system. This includes an additional fourth tier (upper thoracic pad) with either single or dual pads, headrest pad, lateral supports, hip and wing pads.
All accessories are available in various pad sizes and heavy duty configurations.

Attachment to the Wheelchair
The back support attaches to the wheelchair via mounting hardware placed on the wheelchair back posts and the back support can either be fixed or removable. If not fixed, the clamp hardware allows for removal of the back support from the wheelchair by Quick Release Levers. If the back support is to be fixed to the wheelchair, socket head bolts replace the Quick Release Levers.

Heavy Duty Model
Standard Model

Heavy Duty Model
Overall Width..................................... From 482 mm to 508 mm

Standard Model
Overall Width..................................... From 305 mm to 457 mm
Load Capacity (supplier stated)................... 90 kg
Weight (kg)....................................... 3.2 kg

12 month limited warranty.

Refer to the supplier and manufacturer manual for maintenance instructions and safety warnings.

Some assistive technology needs to meet Australian or other standards. Standards may relate to materials, manufacturing and installation. Products that meet Australian or international standards will have written certification. To find out if a product meets Australian Standards ask the supplier to show you the certificate. For more information on what standards the equipment may need to meet, see

Place Of Manufacture
Roho (USA)

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