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Custom Wheelchair Seating

Effective pressure re-distribution whilst always respecting the anatomic dimensions of each patient – that’s the JAY philosophy.

Custom wheelchair seating and positioning products that perfectly combine stability, postural support and pressure management, whilst always remaining easy to use.


Fit Positioning System

Modular Adjustable Contoured Seating



For your positioning needs



Simply Custom Seating

Frequently Asked Questions

Occupational therapists will be able to assist you and advise in regards to good positioning - and what would be the correct equipment to use.

There are numerous advantages, including the greater postural support and a good alignment of the back structure. Pressure distribution is also improved, and also stability, comfort and functionality.

Whether they're fitted on Sunrise Medical wheelchairs or other wheelchairs made by other companies, JAY's back fasteners are universal - and will cover a large number of backrest tubes.

Selecting the number of layers and types of foam, the cover fabric material, a client's custom wheelchair seat or back may seem daunting. In an effort to demystify the process, let’s peel back the layers of custom seating by taking a closer look at some of the options.

Sunrise Medical offers many different types of foam that can be utilised to create a contoured wheelchair seating solution. Why are there so many options? The short answer is: no single client presents with the exact same needs. Offering various densities of foam allows for a greater level of customisation. For example, a client who has a history of skin breakdown may benefit from a layer or two on the top of the extra-soft or soft foam to allow him/her to immerse into the cushion.

The client’s size and weight should also be considered when deciding the type of foam to include in a custom seat. A medium-soft, medium, or medium-firm foam will provide more support for a greater range of weight without bottoming out.

In addition to foam, materials such as  gel, elastomers (a type of plastic in a honeycomb shape), and JAY® Flow™ fluid packs are available to be added to a custom wheelchair seat and/or back. To further customise a client’s seat and back, there are also options with adjusting the level of thickness of foam and gel to achieve a configured wheelchair seating solution.
Sunrise Medical offers a wide range of different cover fabric for contact and non-contact surfaces, some of which come in different colors. The two most common combinations of cover material are: Darlexx® (contact surfaces) with vinyl (non-contact surfaces) and Reverse Dartex® (contact surfaces) and vinyl (non-contact surfaces).