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)

Buffalo – a standing frame offering a good overview

Buffalo is for prone and supine use, and the standing position offers important physical and psychological benefits for the user. Standing strengthens joints and muscles, improves respiration and minimizes the risk of malalignments and complications.

The Buffalo is available in three different sizes. Size 1 is equipped with a gas spring that gently tilts the frame from a vertical to a horizontal position. Sizes 2 and 3 are manually controlled but can also be supplied with power tilt. A cross girth and a chest girth comfortably secure the user.

Pediatric
Buffalo by R82

The Buffalo provides prone, supine, and upright standing for both children and adults. The Buffalo is the perfect product when you are looking for a stander to grow with your child or to use in a school setting for a variety of children.

The Buffalo easily tilts from horizontal to vertical. For even greater ease R82 offers a power tilt for the size 2 and size 3 models. Trunk and torso straps ensure that your child is both comfortable and secure.

A combination of accessories including lateral supports, pommel, chin support, head support, knee supports, and individual foot holders are available to provide proper positioning for a wide range of special needs.

Standard Features Include:
Chest Support with Strap
Tilt Angle Gauge
Locking Casters
Tilt Table/Horizontal Position
Adjustable Footrests

 

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