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Item Details

Shurshape Moulded Seating System

ILC Reference NO 43:66:023
Item sourced from ILC VIC database

Shurshape Moulded Seating System

Factors to Consider
This seating system is designed to be moulded to shape by the treating therapist or technician without the supplier needing to be present. The supplier said they can provide training. This may be useful for users who have difficulty seeing a supplier due to geography.
The supplier states this may not be strong enough for occupants with very high tone.
The supplier states this mould may be suitable for alternative situations such as seating in vehicles or use in a bath.
A larger seat may be required to accommodate the size of the moulded seating.

Short Description
A customised moulded seating system for adults or children. It comprises of a mixture of small foam chips and glue in a vacuum sealed bag. A treating therapist or technician can form a mould of a backrest and cushion. It has a four way stretch cover. Other postural support options and accessories are available. This system can be mounted on a buggy, manual or powered wheelchair or mobile shower commode.

Price Guide
Refer to supplier details for pricing.

More Details
Many small neoprene closed cell foam chips are in a bag and the chips can be removed before mixing with the glue.
An elastic glue is used to bind the foam chips inside the bag. This takes approximately forty minutes to set and the shape can be altered until approximately twenty minutes after it has been mixed.
When making the mould, the air is vacuumed out of the bag and is shaped by a therapist or technician.

The inner cover is made from the bag which is sealed and is water resistant.
The outer cover is synthetic material including lycra or polartec. The Lycra has a three way stretch and is removable. This is breathable.
The outer covers are machine washable on a cold cycle and should be line dried.

The seat and backrest can be moulded to the desired size with postural support such as a pre ischial shelf for anti thrust, or pommel added.
The cushion is available with solid seat inserts on a drop base and hardware to attach to various wheelchair frames.
The backrest is available with solid inserts on a depth adjustable base and hardware to attach to various wheelchair frames.

This seating system allows the shape and size to be custom made.
The cushion can be cut, or alternative padding can be added. Water resistant tape which has the same four way stretch can be added to seal the cushion when altered.

Adjustable height, padded headrest.
Mounted, padded lateral supports which hinge to ninety degrees. A button on top of the bracket is used to unlock the hinge.
Abductors or pommels which hinge forward for transfers.
Soft spots made from gel or slow recovery foam which can be added to the mould for pressure reduction in certain areas.
Foot and ankle supports which are made from a stretch material to hold bare feet or shoes.
A backrest which is split horizontally to allow angle adjustment. Guides are available for lateral pelvic and trunk support with the mould to be made within this.
Split guides can assist position the mould when being made. This may be lateral guides, depth guides and other alternatives.

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
RehabiliTech (USA)

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