Health by DesignPO Box 1526
Novato, California 94948-1526
Telephone: 888-909-3746 or 415-883-4550.
Products manufactured by Health by Design (listed alphabetically)
ADJUSTABLE WRITING SLOPE (MODELS SB24 AND SB16)
The Adjustable Writing Slope, models SB16 and SB24, is an adjustable-angle writing platform designed for use by children and adults with neurological and physical disabilities. Intended to improve posture while reading and writing, the Slant Board can be used on any flat surface and adjusts to 10 angles that range between 10 and 80 degrees for personalized comfort. It is handcrafted from durable hardwood ply with a low-contrast, non-glare, clear lacquer finish. The Adjustable Writing Slope is equipped with a thick, centered bottom ledge to hold heavy books and binders, and it has non-skid, non-mar rubber feet to protect the desktop. The board folds flat for travel and storage. SIZES: Small (model SB16) and large (SB24). DIMENSIONS (WxD): 16 x 14 inches (small); 24 x 14 inches (large). WEIGHT: 9 pounds (small) or 11 pounds (large).
MORGAN LUMBAR TRACTION EXERCISE HARNESS (HMHMR)
The Morgan Lumbar Traction Exercise Harness is a traction system designed to provide traditional mechanical, heavy manual, or pulley traction, body weight suspension traction, or unloading (unweighted) exercise for individuals with low back disabilities or injuries. This harness handles single- or double-pull lumbar traction in forces up to 300 pounds in prone, supine, or vertical positions. When used as a thoracic harness, it contours around the rib cage to minimize pressure to the chest area. When used as a pelvic harness, it molds comfortably around the upper hips. The Harness is handcrafted of leather and lined with breathable, natural lambs' wool to resist soiling and perspiration. OPTIONS: Extension Straps for greater flexibility for manual traction techniques and attachment to pulley weights or for use with the Spreader Bar and a Heavy-duty Spreader Bar that allows double-pull attachment to single pulley systems.
SIT-STAND PODIUM SLANT BOARD
The Sit-Stand Podium Slant Board is a writing board designed for use by individuals with upper extremity and other physical disabilities. This triple-decker writing platform raises for sitting, standing, or higher-seated work. Twelve adjustment angles promote better posture and enhance comfort when reading and writing. Crafted from durable hardwood ply, the unit has a non-glare, low-contrast polyurethane finish. A strong bottom ledge can hold heavy books and is tapered on the sides so as not to interfere with the user's arms when writing. Non-skid, non-mar rubber feet protect the desktop. The unit folds flat for storage. DIMENSIONS (DxL): 16 x 24 inch work surface. The height adjusts from 3 to 38 inches. WEIGHT: 16 pounds.
Products distributed by Health by Design (listed alphabetically)
BAMBACH SADDLE SEAT (MODELS BSS100 & BSS200)
The Bambach Saddle Seat, models BSS100 and BSS200, is a posture chair designed to improve posture and balance and relieve pain for individuals with a variety of neurological and musculoskeletal disorders. It promotes a comfortable, upright posture that maintains the spine's natural curves even in the presence of significant physical impairment. It encourages mobility by enabling users to use their feet to propel themselves around the work area with freedom of arm movement. Safe reach distances are increased. Features include a pressurized lift for height adjustments, seat and back tilt adjustment for personalized fit, and a choice of fabric, vinyl or leather upholstery. OPTIONS: An optional back rest is available. SIZES: Sizes for children and adults. COLOR: Choice of colors. WARRANTY: Five-year warranty.
BAMBACH SADDLE SEAT (MODELS BSS100+B1R AND BSS100+B1R BSS200+B1R)
The Bambach Saddle Seat with Foot Platform, models BSS100+B1R and BSS200+B1R, is a posture chair designed to improve posture, balance, breathing, and head/trunk control in small children with cerebral palsy, muscular atrophy, dysplagia, brain injury, and other neuro-musculo-skeletal disorders. It provides a comfortable, upright posture that maintains the spine's natural curves even in the presence of significant physical impairment. The user maintains freedom of arm movement and safe reach distances are increased. Features include a pressurized lift for height adjustment, seat and back tilt adjustment for personalized fit, and a choice of fabric, vinyl or leather upholstery. OPTIONS: A back rest is available. COLOR: Choice of colors. WARRANTY: Five-year warranty
GOOD USE MICRODESK (REGULAR, STEP, AND COMPACT MODELS)
The Good Use Microdesk is a writing board designed for use by individuals with physical or neurological disabilities. This device enables access to a computer keyboard while working with papers or books. It improves posture and is helpful for people with poor posture, neck or back pain, or heavy paper demands associated with simultaneous computer work. The transparent acrylic surface enables the user to see the keyboard while providing support for the forearms. Suitable for right- or left-handed users, the unit's height and slope are adjustable to accommodate standard or ergonomic keyboards. The Regular MicroDesk is designed for use on standard single-surface desks. The Step MicroDesk is shaped to fit adjustable workstations and keyboard-tray fitted desks. The Compact Microdesk is designed for laptop computers, mini-keyboards, and confined work areas DIMENSIONS (WxD): The Regular and Step models 23 x 12 inches. The compact model is 17 W X 12 inches. WEIGHT: The Regular and Step models weigh 4 pounds and the compact model weighs 3 pounds.
The MEDesign Backfriend is a back support cushion designed to prevent pain and discomfort associated with poor seating design at home, in the office, or travelling. Two models are available; both of which are portable, will fit into any chair, support both the lumbar and thoracic regions of the spine, give full adjustment of backrest inclination, and have a height adjustment to position the curve where the user needs it most. The Single Padded Model has a 1-inch polyether foam padding on both the backrest and seat base. The Double Padded Model has 2 inches of padding on the seat base only. The Double Padded may be used for wheelchair users or others who spend the majority of their day sitting. All models are upholstered with a high quality fore-resistant furnishing fabric. DIMENSIONS: The backrest is 11.5 x 20 inches; the seat base is 16.5 x 15 inches. WEIGHT: 4 pounds. COLOR: All models come in Oatmeal, Cobalt Blue, Ocean Green, Burgundy, Black, Sienna, and Anthracite. GUARANTEE: The internal structural frame is guaranteed for 5 years by the manufacturer.