Engineered to be
breathable, lightweight and durable.
Gel infused perforated memory foam or Stimulite™ padding provides
cool cushioning and support.
Prevent heat and moisture build-up.
Comfort and Sport models.
High performance ventilated back support.
Respira Backs elevate you to a whole new level of performance and support. Wherever you go, you'll get there in style and comfort.
Constructed from premium materials, Respira intersects style and function in a durable and sleek support. Engineered to keep you cool and comfortable so you can focus on what's in front of you.
Bolt-action Mount - The most versatile hardware ever.
The unique ball & socket mount system provides 360 degree adjustment. Even with limited dexterity, the Bullet locks in with an affirmative bolt-action stainless steel handle.
Ultra soft covers featuring a unique 4-way stretch lycra and spacer mesh construction. Low shear, soft and breathable. No zippers
Bolt-action quick release mounting hardware.
Optional fixed mounting system.
Matte black, Space Grey perforated aluminum shell.
Space Gray 22% less heat retention than black backrests.
Active air ventilation to dissipate heat and moisture. Using a lithium Ion fan, air is circulated through the back support. 3 levels of air power.
Breathable wheelchair back supports.
Engineered premium mobility.
Exciting design with active and passive ventilation.
Engineered to evaporate moisture and dissipate heat. Keep you cool.
Scientifically proven to reduce heat stress and fatigue for healthy skin.
Moisture on the skin, either from sweating or humidity, weakens the skin. Moisture also increases the skin’s coefficient of friction, which can damage the skin because of increased shear.
Those suffering from Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis and spinal cord injuries commonly experience problems with body temperature regulation.
Aerated cooling gel foam with ultra soft Spacetex Air cover or upgrade to Supracor Stimulite™ with Spacetex Silver cover with embedded silver thread to battle bacteria and odours. Silver is scientifically proven to promote healing. Reported improvements in energy levels and balance in mood after wearing silver. Silver has a proven track record as a powerful antimicrobial agent, fighting infections and aiding in cold and flu prevention, wound healing, and more. Silver also helps with internal heat regulation and circulation.
Comfort Covers utilize three-layer construction to enhance air flow and reduce shear and friction. The inner channel provides a respirable layer to dissipate heat and moisture. The outer layers reduce friction.
Sport Covers use a breathable silver embedded fabric that provides powerful antimicrobial protection. With embedded silver threading, Sport Covers provide the antimicrobial action of silver ions to allow your cover to remain fresh and odourless for longer. Silver is used in wound dressings and its bioactive properties are proven to kill bacteria.
Stimulite padding and Spacetex Silver cover standard.
Finally, lateral support that isn't clunky or awkward. The unique swing away button provides intuitive release of the supporting pad.
WheelAir keeps the back contact area up to 9.2°C cooler and reduces relative humidity by 25.2%. Research shows the importance of keeping your skin dry and clean and WheelAir is a tool to help you do this.
Health & Wellbeing
The ability to control body temperature is not a luxury, but a necessity. WheelAir helps prevent problems associated with overheating and over-sweating, giving you more control your temperature, skin care, and comfort.
WheelAir allows for self regulation of the body temperature through convection, conduction and evaporation heat loss.
The WheelAir Slingback can prevent an increase in temperature of 9°C and reduce relative humidity by 25% Wherever you are going, we’ve got your back.
Overheating is commonly experienced by those with sweating dysfunction, such as Spinal Cord Injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy and other neurological conditions as well as an inability to sweat because of certain medicines. Factors such as thermal stress are known to influence human performance and effectiveness, both psychologically and physiologically. Throughout the day, the body uses four mechanisms of heat exchange to maintain homeostasis: conduction, convection, radiation and evaporation. A sweating dysfunction, however, means there can be no evaporation heat loss. WheelAir was made to accelerate the remaining heat exchange mechanisms to help compensate and give you full control over your thermoregulatory feedback mechanisms.
Overheating puts you at a high risk of developing heat fatigue or heatstroke. Other symptoms include muscle spasms, heat-induced seizures and nausea. One of our users once explained: “Overheating feels as if I’m driving at 100mph on the motorway but then my engine breaks down while the car keeps going and can’t stop.”
Once the overheating process has started, it will take much longer to cool back down, which is why we focus on preventing it altogether.
Our users have reported that they turn WheelAir on in the morning to avoid becoming tired at work or having muscle spasms. With our moulded seating solution we have feedback from several users that their heat-induced seizures have stopped.
Lots of academic research has focused on pre-cooling and the effect on performance during exercise activity for those with a Spinal Cord Injury. Pre-cooling means starting the exercise with a lower-body temperature to slow down the process of reaching a critical limiting core temperature which contributes to fatigue. Studies show that precooling of athletes with SCI effectively reduces the effect of an increase in core body temperature during exercise. However, the cooling strategy is important, as a sharp decrease in skin, core or muscle temperature prior exercise could have a detrimental effect on performance.
The studies show that once exercise has commenced, the temperature of the body will keep rising for a certain period, even after exercise has stopped. Similarities were found during post-exercise WheelAir tests. When turning the WheelAir on after 30 minutes of exercise, the cooling down of the body after 3 minutes came to 3.16% compared to a 7.14% decrease when using the WheelAir before any exercise. This again reiterates the push for using the WheelAir from the start of the day, increasing and decreasing the fan speed where necessary but avoiding the heat and moisture build-up.