The Icon Back System Mid supports the user to just below the scapula so the back does not interfere with arm movement during propelling or other activities. The Icon Mid Back shell provides mild lateral support. Secondary supports attach easily if more aggressive support is required. The back features an enhanced rollover cushion to protect the user and provides maximum comfort. The Icon Mid Back attaches to the wheelchair using innovative adjustable VariLock hardware, and includes a Varilite air-foam floatation cushion for superior comfort.
Operating the system is as easy as opening the caps and sliding the back support out of the hardware. The caps stay in an open position until the back is removed, making it simple to remove the support with one hand or limited dexterity. The hardware guides the back support into position and the caps lock securely into place. Orange safety markings alert the user that a cap is open and not in the locked position. Only two parts need to be attached to the wheelchair – all other hardware components are pre-installed. All adjustment screws are the same. All adjustment screws are accessible from the rear of the back support or from the outside of the Cane Brackets.
The Icon Back System features an innovative rollover cushion to protect the user from contact with the edge of the shell during extension or weight shifting activities. Sculpted foam fits the shell contour without bunching. Multi-stiffness foam is thickest along the vertebral column. Soft foam protects the sensitive areas of the spine while firmer foam supports the sides of the trunk. A two-way air valve allows air in and out of the cushion for a custom fit and adjustable comfort.
The Spacer knit fabric on the outside of the cover increases airflow between the user and the back support. Reticulated foam sewn under the spacer knit fabric provides additional air exchange plus pressure distribution The Icon Back System cover meets ISO 7176-16 ignition resistance standard for upholstered wheelchair components.