R82 Buffalo

MHRA ADVANTAGES

Foot Support

Independent height adjustment on foot supports

Knee Support

Pliable, allow width adjustment
Vertical angle adjustment

Pelvic Support

Flexible pelvic support options
Good range of height adjustability on pelvic and thoracic straps

Positioning

Electric tilt option available with hand control
Can be positioned in horizontal for access
Multi-angle positioning
Protractor to indicate angle of frame
Allen key stored on frame
Wide range of accessories available

Maneuverability

Narrow board – “can see past frame when manoeuvring around a Room”

Safety

CE mark

MHRA LIMITATIONS

Foot Support

Carer felt that optional formed footplates may be too narrow to accommodate a range of shoes

Knee Support

Height and forward/back adjustment as a pair only

Pelvic Support

Very long pelvic straps – could affect ability to adjust straps securely

Positioning

Hand control unit for electric tilt option – not user friendly for users with poor hand control or visual impairments

Protractor positioned mid-frame – view obstructed, not easy to read whilst manoeuvring frame - higher position would be more user friendly

Protractor is misleading as it indicates frame could be positioned 20 degrees beyond its actual limit of horizontal

Frame cannot be positioned beyond horizontal – not able to use for chest drainage purposes

Tray

Minimal tray length beyond chest girth limits elbow support

Material

No colour options available

Safety

Plastic covers to cover ends of metal tubes - dislodge easily to reveal sharp edges
No stop on foot support height adjustment which enables it to be positioned beyond the safest low point which could result in foot support falling off or trailing on ground when manoeuvred
Thoracic support can be lowered to allow central spines to protrude

R82 ‘Buffalo’

DWC ADVANTGES

Accessibility

Easy to hoist child in. Can strap child in supine and then tilt.

Size

Quite small but has all qualities of a tilt table

DWC DISADVANTAGES

Support

If child has a spinal cord injury there is not enough straps to support the child

CHILDREN OR CONDITIONS RECOMMENDED FOR (DWC)

  • Very low tone
  • Weight-bearing only on one limb
  • No head control

CHILDREN OR CONDITIONS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR (DWC)

  • Generally not that much weight bearing achieved due to massive support of straps*
  • Thigh needs SLI – not enough straps???

(*Please refer to evidence presented in MHRA report)

 

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