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SIT Lab (Seating Clinic) / Force Sensitive Application

Seating Information Technology Laboratory – Seating Clinic

The SIT Lab makes use of the dedicated expertise of rehabilitation therapists from various fields, in the use of state of the art technology. This technology is in the form of the Force Sensitive Application™, or FSA. Use of the FSA System enables the clinicians to make an informed decision regarding pressure distribution, postural symmetry and the effectiveness of the seating system and pressure relief in an objective and scientific manner. This is achieved through measuring the pressures between the client and the cushion or backrest of the wheelchair in real time, and is represented through a pressure map of the client.

All wheelchair cushions marketed in South Africa are available in the SIT Lab used to perform the pressure mapping. This is done to help identifying the best possible pressure relieving cushion for each client prior to purchase. Wheelchairs are procured and delivered to the clinic, for the client to try out prior to purchase.

Also included in our Seating Clinic service:
  • Client and family education programmes
  • Appropriate wheelchair and cushion procurement
  • Medico-legal assessments and reports
  • Motivation for equipment
  • Research and development
  • Product assessment, reporting and endorsements

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