Etac R82 to showcase largest ever assistive product portfolio at OT Show

Etac R82, the international manufacturer of products to aid children and adults with mobility challenges, will be presenting the most wide-ranging portfolio ever at the OT Show. (The OT Show Stand G30, NEC, 27-28 November).

On a redesigned and spacious stand, Etac R82 will present a comprehensive collection of quality equipment that provides proven assistance with hygiene, transfers, sit-to-stands, mobility and pressure management. Its trusted brands, namely Etac, R82, Molift, Immedia, Convaid and Star all combine to deliver a holistic approach to patient and user care – with a view to enhancing ability, comfort and wellbeing. The OT Show will provide a unique opportunity to test and compare these award-winning solutions during ‘hands-on’ CPD workshops.

Specialists in both adult and paediatric sectors, Etac Occupational Therapists and Product Advisors will be available throughout the show to highlight how client outcomes and duty of care are improved through considered Scandinavian-led design.

Organised into zones with ample demonstration room, OTs will be able to clearly understand and identify solutions for specific client needs so that everyday practice is enhanced. More efficient single-handed care will be a key topic along with moving and handling that minimises risk. In terms of hygiene the following products will be available:

  • Award-winning Mobile shower commodes – Etac Clean and Swift
  • Ergonomic adapted showering fixtures – Etac Relax and Flex
  • Safe and accessible toileting – Etac High Loo
  • Adaptable shower stools – Etac Smart, Easy and Edge
  • Quality Aids for Daily Living

Hoisting solutions will be represented by a Molift Quattro gantry installation and a ceiling track setup with Air hoist motors. Informative sessions, including room-to-room transfers, will highlight key considerations for effective transfer tasks – led by Colin Williams, senior Molift specialist.

Etac sit-to-stand solutions promise to provide another popular feature at the show. Examples will include the Molift Raiser Pro, Etac Turner Pro and Molift QuickRaiser 205. Together this selection provides appropriate early mobilisation and continued enablement for a variety of care scenarios and client needs.

Pioneering Etac wheelchairs are renowned within the healthcare sector. Over 40 years of clinical knowledge has culminated in the latest Etac Prio wheelchair with 3D backrest and advanced Cross 5. Both will be aligned at the OT Show with Etac’s unique Ability Based Seating concept which focuses on improving movement and achievement through highly adaptable support.

Synergising with the effectiveness of Etac wheelchairs, the Star Cushion range from Etac will be available for physical trials. Supported by the seating expertise of Jo McConnell, OT and Etac International Education Manager, visiting OTs can discover why this extensive range delivers a better choice in pressure care and postural stability.

For paediatric OTs, there will be a strong presentation of quality children’s equipment on the Etac stand. R82 dynamic seating, activity chairs, buggies and showering/toileting solutions will all illustrate how children can maximise their potential through the support of truly ergonomic design. The positive outcomes achieved by equipment such as the x:panda, Wombat, Flamingo and Kudu will be documented in evidence-based material – available free to all attendees.