Enabling freedom without compromising posture and comfort, Zygo is a back support with inbuilt laterals designed for full-time self-propelling wheelchair users.
Active wheelchair users don’t want to be held back – they want the freedom to go places and do amazing things.
Zygo back support systems are lightweight, easily adjustable, easy to install and remove, more breathable and more personalised.
Zygo back support systems give you more comfort, flexibility, personalisation, and freedom to move – enabling you to go places, achieve more, and be whoever you want to be.
The back support is an integral wheelchair component for appropriate seating position and trunk support. It plays an important role in increasing comfort and function for wheelchair users.
Sitting over extended periods of time can cause discomfort and accelerate the development of spinal deformities. Manual wheelchairs are usually supplied with sling-style back supports which do not provide appropriate postural support, nor adequate pressure relief, for some full-time wheelchair users. Rigid back supports are recommended for improved postural support and comfort.
Spex Seating aimed to design the Zygo back supports with suitable shapes and sizes for most active users, without any major adjustments or customisations.
A mid height shell with an open shallow contour provides …
- Support for the pelvis, lumbar spine and thoracic spine
- Shallow contour suitable for users with moderate trunk mobility and strength
- Different height options allow the shell to reach the mid-thoracic or upper-thoracic region
Designed for the individual who:
- Requires a solid back support to accommodate mild postural and stability needs
- May need posterior and lateral trunk support to maintain good posture alignment and enhance function
- Has mild to moderate torso asymmetries
- Requires superior pressure distribution
- May have independent self-propelling skills
- May need to independently transfer in and out of their wheelchair
- May need to independently install and remove the back support from the wheelchair
The lightweight Drop Mount hardware self-locks into place and is simple to operate with a single combined clamp and mechanism unit. The release mechanism is simple to operate, and suitable for single-handed use, and those with limited hand function. The hardware gives plenty of adjustability and rigidity and can be used on a wide range of wheelchair frames.
Developed using a composite material the Drop Mount Hardware is lightweight (600-800g) without compromising on durability.
Available in four sizes, ensures the visual footprint of the hardware is paired perfectly to the back support size. The hardware fits 10” to 20” wide backs which are between 7” to 18” tall.
|Size||Code||Width Adjustment||Depth Adjustment||Wheelchair Compatibility: when used with Zygo back supports||Wheelchair Compatibility: when used with Spex back supports||Weight|
|Paediatric||1259-1400-00P||1″||2″||+2″ to -2″||+2″ to -0″||600g|
|Small||1259-1400-00S||1.7″||1.5″||+2″ to -2″||+3″ to -0″||600g|
|Medium||1259-1400-00M||1.7″||2″||+2″ to -2″||+3″ to -0″||700g|
|Large||1259-1400-00L||2.3″||3″||+2″ to -2″||+4″ to -2″||800g|
|Zygo Active Mid||16″ x 16″||1.0kg|
Maximum Occupant Weight: 136kg
The Zygo Back Support family implements a unique “user-focused” scripting process where the size is determined by the user size, not the wheelchair width, thereby ensuring a tailored fit to the torso. See our Zygo fitting guide.
|Active Mid – Sizing Table|
|Zygo Size||Outer Width||Inner Width||Height||Depth||Lateral Height||Lateral Position||Code|
|10″ x 9″||8.8″||N/A||9″||1.4″||4.3″||2.3″||1251-1009-0AM|
|10″ x 11″||8.8″||N/A||11″||1.4″||4″||2.8″||1251-1011-0AM|
|12″ x 10″||10.7″||N/A||10″||1.8″||4.8″||2.5″||1251-1210-0AM|
|12″ x 12″||10.7″||N/A||11.5″||1.8″||4.9″||3.1″||1251-1212-0AM|
|12″ x 13″||10.7″||N/A||12.5″||1.8″||5.3″||3.1″||1251-1213-0AM|
|14″ x 13″||13.5″||N/A||13″||2.2″||6.6″||2.9″||1251-1413-0AM|
|14″ x 15″||13.5″||N/A||15″||2.2″||6.1″||3.6″||1251-1415-0AM|
|14″ x 16″||13.5″||N/A||16″||2.2″||6.1″||3.8″||1251-1416-0AM|
|16″ x 14″||15.3″||N/A||14″||2.6″||7″||3.1″||1251-1614-0AM|
|16″ x 16″||15.3″||N/A||16″||2.6″||6.3″||3.6″||1251-1616-0AM|
|16″ x 17″||15.3″||N/A||17″||2.6″||7.2″||3.4″||1251-1617-0AM|
|18″ x 15″||17.2″||N/A||14.5″||2.9″||7″||3.3″||1251-1815-0AM|
|18″ x 17″||17.2″||N/A||16.5″||2.9″||6.6″||3.6″||1251-1817-0AM|
|18″ x 18″||17.2″||N/A||18″||2.9″||6.6″||4.4″||1251-1818-0AM|
|20″ x 15″||19″||N/A||15″||3.3″||7.4″||3.5″||1251-2015-0AM|
|20″ x 18″||19″||N/A||17.5″||3.3″||6.7″||4.2″||1251-2018-0AM|
Crash tested and transport certified to ISO 16840-4:2009
TSS Lite Kit
Contouring and positioning kit for use behind Zygo upholstery. Includes selection of TSS
shape elements and foam wedges.
Included as standard with all Zygo back supports. The cover extension hides the gap between back support and seat cushion.
Depth Reduced Axial Swing-Away Lateral Support
The shell design of the Active Lo & Mid back supports enable lateral supports to be fitted where required. The specially designed flat mounting Axial Lateral bracket can be mounted to the curved shell.