Back Designs Inc.PO Box 2810
Novato, California 94948-2810
Telephone: 800-466-1341 or 415-883-4683.
Products distributed by Back Designs Inc. (listed alphabetically)
3-INCH ROCK-N-STOP FOOTREST
The 3-Inch Rock-N-Stop Footrest is a footstool designed for use by individuals with lower extremity, circulatory, or back disabilities who spend long periods sitting at a desk. The unit is designed to promote proper positioning of the feet while sitting to reduce strain on neck and back muscles. The Rock-N-Stop features corrugated rubber rockers that allow for smooth motion as well as steady positioning at a desired footrest angle, a platform constructed of MDF covered with durable vinyl, and channels across the surface of the platform that provides a ventilated and slip-resistant surface. DIMENSIONS (HxWxD): 3 x 17.5 x 11.5 inches. COLOR: Black rockers; the platform is available in black or with Hayward Cherry woodgrain.
The Back-Huggar is a back support pillow designed for use by individuals with back pain or injury. It is constructed of polyurethane foam with a cloth, hand-sewn cover with a zipper. The Back-Huggar is available in four styles: Standard fits most straight back chairs and auto bench seats; Bucket Seat for designed for auto bucket seats and cureved back chairs; Secretary for open back chairs; and Extra Wide for wider backs. Elastic straps for attaching support to seats and chairs are available; the Secretary style comes with elastic straps in a crisscrossing "X" configuration. SIZES: DIMENSIONS (HxWxD): 13 x 14 x 4.5 inches (Standard, Bucket, Secretary); 13 x 16.5 x 4.5 inches (Extra Wide). COLOR: Blue, gray, burgundy and beige (Extra Wide and Secretary styles available in gray only).
The BackTpack is a carrying bag designed for use by individuals with neurological disabilities, Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), blind and low vision or shoulder and back pain. It is adjustable and designed for children and adults ranging from ages 5 years old and above. This backpack type carrying bag is designed to load on the spinal axis to improve and train good posture, body mechanics, balance, reduce pain, and provide ease and security carrying everyday items. Features includes a "sit strap" that allows the wearer to sit with the bag on while the load transfers off the shoulders and spine, a headphone port for ease in use of auditory equipment, a water bottle holder and multiple compartments on both sides. OPTIONAL: An optional hip loading accessory is available for those who should not have a spinal loading system. SIZE: Available in a wide range of sizes and heights. COLOR: Various multiple colors.
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
The Bed Desk is a bed tray, bookholder, and laptop/notebook computer support designed for use by individuals with mobility, upper extremity, or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This unit is a book stand with legs like a bed tray. The two legs are collapsible and the desk can be adjusted to an angle for holding books, paper, or magazines. Made of imported Baltic birch, the unit supports up to 20 pounds and can be used with the legs extended or folded. When the legs are folded, the tray sits evenly on a flat surface. Unfolding the legs raises the height of the desk top and creates a space underneath, enabling it to be used as a lap tray in bed or in a chair. The angle of the table top can be adjusted from 0 to 90 degrees in unlimited increments. A front ledge holds books open, and keeps them from sliding off the desk. This tray is equipped with a includes a brass clip that helps hold books, folders, or binders in place. When the table is collapsed, the clip locks the legs in place and an embossed leather strap acts as a carry handle. DIMENSIONS: The table height with the legs open is 11 inches. The outer Dimensions of the base with the legs open is 20 inches wide x 11 inches deep. WEIGHT: 7 pounds.
ERGOREST MOBILE ARM SUPPORT
The ErgoRest Mobile Arm Support is an adjustable arm support designed for use by individuals with limited upper extremity strength or range of motion or by people with repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. It also provides wrist support. The arm pad guides arm placement and keeps the wrist in a neutral position. Each unit may be used with either the right or left arm. The ErgoRest mounts on a desktop or workstation without tools using a clamp. The arm rest swivels rotate 360 degrees. The ErgoRest is made of lightweight die cast aluminum alloy and polyamid, and the arm pad has a soft leather cover. OPTIONS: Long arm; long arm pad; large clamp; extended height pole; and mouse pad. DIMENSIONS: Total length of swivel arm 10 inches (standard) or 11.5 inches (long) fully extended. The arm pad is 5.125 inches long (standard) or 7.875 inches (long). The arm rest extends laterally 9.75 inches. The swivel arm adjusts 5.25 inches vertically. The standard clamp fits desks 0.525 to 1.625 inches thick; the large clamp fits desk 1.375 to 2.5 inches thick. The optional extended height pole adjusts up to 17.75 inches above the attached surfaces. The optional mouse pad is 9.25 x 7.75 inches. COLOR: Arm pads are available in gray, green, blue, red and black. The swivel arm is available in gray and black. The black arm is available only with the black arm pad.
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.
HEALTH BY DESIGN SLANT BOARD (MODELS SB24 AND SB16)
The Health By Design Slant Board 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 six angles (20, 30, 45, 50, 55, and 60 degrees) for personalized comfort. Handcrafted from maple plywood with a low-contrast, clear lacquer finish, the unit is equipped with a thick, centered bottom ledge to hold heavy books and binders and non-skid, non-mar rubber feet to protect the desktop. The board folds flat for travel and storage. OPTIONS: A bookholder that hangs 7 inches from the top of the Board to raise books and papers to eye-level and a gel elbow cushion to upports the arms. SIZES: Small and large. DIMENSIONS (WxD): The small model is 16 x 14 inches and the large model is 24 x 14 inches. WEIGHT: The small model weighs 9 pounds and the large model weighs 11 pounds.
LIL' DESK MATE
The Lil' Desk Mate is a height adjustable tilt desk designed for use by individuals with physical disabilities. This height-adjustable desk features a wide T-shaped base with locking casters and a two-section table top. The desk adjusts for right or left hand use. The smaller section of the table is fixed in a flat position, while the other can be used flat or tilted to support laptop computers, books, or papers. The Lil' Desk Mate's base can roll under most sofas, chairs or beds to position the desks surface for a person who is sitting or reclined. The table is constructed of all-natural oak with a satin finish and metal fittings. Assembly is required. DIMENSIONS: The height adjusts from 26.5 to 40.0 inches . The desktop (WxD) is 31 x 16 inches, and the gap between the desktop sections is .125 inches. The fixed surface (WxD) is 8 x 16 inches. The base (WxDxH) is 26 x 16 x 5 inches, and requires 5.05 inch floor clearance to roll under a chair, sofa or bed. CAPACITY: 40 pounds. WEIGHT: 21 pounds. COLOR: Dark walnut, walnut, cherry, teak, and black.
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.
The OBUS Forme is a back support cushion designed to provide proper spinal support in any chair, auto seat, sofa, or bed. This support conforms to the natural contours of the spine to guide the back into a correct anatomical position, allowing it to relax. This posture eliminates lateral pressure on the spine to reduce fatigue and discomfort and to provide support for the upper rib cavity. The support is available in high- or low-back models and can be fitted with an optional lumbar pad for extra support of the lower back. The device consists of an impact-resistant polycarbonate, biomechanically molded frame covered with three grades of high-resilient urethane foam and an open-weave, non-allergenic brushed nylon fabric. DIMENSIONS: 22 x 17 inches. WEIGHT: 32 ounces. COLOR: Black, brown, burgundy, camel, grey, green, taupe, and two shades of blue. WARRANTY: Unlimited warranty for the lifetime of the original purchaser when the warranty registration is completed and returned.
OBUSFORME HIGHBACK BACKREST SUPPORT
The ObusForme Highback Backrest Support is a back support cushion designed for use by individuals with back pain or individuals who spend long hours sitting. Designed to support the head, neck, and lower back, this polycarbonate S-shaped frame conforms and supports the natural contours of the back both laterally and horizontally. The frame of the backrest is covered with three layers of polyurethane foam that can be removed and sponge washed. The support also has a removable and adjustable lumbar pad and an extended neck and head support. DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): 31 x 5.5 x 18 inches. COLOR: Navy and black. WARRANTY: Lifetime warranty for manufacturer’s defects.
SACRO EASE (MODELS RCRX, RSCRX, RNCRX, BRC-RX, BRSC-RXM & BRNC-RX)
The Sacro-Ease, models RCRX, RSCRX, RNCRX, BRC-RX, BRSC-RXM and BRNC-RX, are seat supports designed to relieve pressure in cases of hermorrhoids, injury to or surgery on the coccyx or anal area and post-pregnancy. The RCRX, RSCRX, RNCRX models are only seat cushions only that have a cutout at the center rear of the seat. These cushions have 1 inch of high density foam with a steel frame. The BRC-RX, BRSC-RXM and BRNC-RX feature a backrest with an adjustable lumbar support cushion mounted with the seat cushion on a foldable steel frame. These models can be used with auto and truck seats. All cushions are upholstered with woven fabric designed to withstand heavy use, and the seat cushions for all models have rubber strap supports and a durable non-skid bottom. Leatherette upholstery is available upon request. The cushions may be cleaned with mild soap and water and a soft brush. They may be placed in the sunlight to dry. Fitting instructions are included. The manufacturer can design posture products to fit most usual sitting sitations. DIMENSIONS: Seat width is 12 inches (models RNC RX and BRNCRX), 15 inches (RSC RX and BRSCRXM), and 19 inches (RC RX and BRCRX); seat depth is 15 inches; back height is 19 inches for models BRC-RX, BRSC-RXM and BRNC-RX; the cutout at the rear of the seat cushion (LxW) is 9 x 2.75 inches. COLORS: Black, blue, charcoal, grey, brown, and red. WARRANTY: 5-year limited warranty.
SACRO EASE KERI BACK CUSHION (MODELS KBT & KBN)
The Sacro Ease Keri Back Cushion, models KBT and KBN, is a back support cushion designed to reduce back fatigue, ease lower back pain for individuals who have back injuries or posture problems. Designed for taller users, this back support cushion has a steel frame, rubber and 1 inch of memory foam in the back. It is bendable for additional support and has a four way strapping system to fit most office chairs and car seats. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 18 x (15 or 12) inches. WEIGHT: 5 pounds. COLORS: Black, dark blue, gray, basil, and pebble, smoke, wine and chocolate.
SACRO EASE SPORTS PORTABLE
The Sacro-Ease Sports Portable is a seat and back support designed for use at spectator sports events. The seat support may be used with or without the existing backrest. The seat closes to be carried like a briefcase. The seat support is manufactured with .5 inch of polyfoam on top of a bendable carbon steel frame with rubber supports. The upholstery is water-resistant fabric. The back support has a built-in lumbar support pad. The Sports Portable has a non-skid bottom, and it is available with horizontal or vertical straps. The manufacturer can design postures products to fit most any unusual sitting situation. DIMENSIONS (HxWxD): 19 x 14 x 15 inches. COLORS: Black, blue, red, grey, purple and royal blue. WARRANTY: 5-year limited warranty.
SACRO EASE STANDARD (MODELS BR, BRSM & BRN)
The Sacro Ease Standard, models BR, BRSM and BRN, is a back support cushion are designed for office chairs and auto and truck bucket seats with existing firm bottoms. This product features a seat bottom and backrest with adjustable lumbar pad on a foldable steel frame with rubber strap supports and a non-skid bottom. The Sacro Ease Standard provides support under the hips and behind the lumbar spine. The units are designed to fit to the individual and not the seat, thus the unit can be moved from one seat to another. All the cushions are covered with soft woven fabric designed to withstand heavy use. The upholstery may be cleaned with mild soap, water and a soft brush and put in the sunlight to dry. Fitting instructions for orthopedic models are included. The manufacturer can designed posture products for most unusual sitting situation. DIMENSIONS: Seat width is 12 inches (model BRN), 15 inches (BRSM), and 19 inches (BR); seat depth is 15 inches; back height is 19 inches. COLORS: Black, blue, charcoal, grey, brown, and red. WARRANTY: 5-year limited warranty.
SIT-STAND WRITING SLANT BOARD
The Sit-Stand Writing 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.
SLEEP KNEE SPACER SPINE RELIEVER CUSHION
The Sleep Knee Spacer Spine Reliever Cushion is a knee positioner designed for use by individuals with arthritis or back pain. This contoured foam pillow fits between the user's knees while sleeping on his/her side to provide proper support for the spine. Front and rear bumpers prevent rolling on the stomach. DIMENSIONS: 6 x 8 x 10 inches.
SPINE RELIEVER BACK SUPPORT BED WEDGE
The Spine Reliever Back Support Bed Wedge is a backrest designed for use by individuals with back pain, weakness, or injury. This wedge is topped by memory foam that contours to the user's body and enables the user to sit upright in bed or use it in two reclining positions. An adjustable neck roll is included.
VISION VU EASEL (MODELS 14DC, 14DC-BB, 14DC-GR, 14DC-LM, 14DC-ST, & 14DC-TG)
The Vision Vu Easel is an adjustable height easel and copy stand designed to hold papers at a computer work station. The easel adjusts in angle and height, and drops below the desktop for keyboard systems. A clip and line guide are included. DIMENSIONS: 14 inches wide. COLOR: Clear (model 14DC), blueberry blue (model 14DC-BB), grape (model 14DC-GR), lime green (model 14DC-LM), strawberry red (model 14DC-ST), or tangerine (model 14DC-TG).
VURYSER MAX PLUS (MODEL VUR 7255)
VuRyser Max Plus, model VUR 7255, is a monitor stand designed to raise a computer monitor to eye level. Each stackable unit elevates the monitor 2 inches. Units support up to 60 pounds, and can also be used for printers, faxes, and other office machines. These stands have four pockets for storing paper or envelopes. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 2 x 15 x 17 inches. COLOR: Black/graphite.