The SAM maintains and controls a symmetrical postural alignment in a stable forward leaning position. Stability is given to all body segments, starting with the pelvis as the ‘keystone’ of the structure.
30 years of research, clinical trials and evolution have culminated in the development of this unique seating system. A key part of the system is the forward tilting contoured seat. The ‘straddle’ not ‘saddle’ seat encourages anterior tilt of the pelvis to facilitate postural ability and to enhance function and cognitive development.
The forward lean position is one, which has been advocated by many clinical professionals both for the able bodied, and the non-ambulant as that which promotes functional ability. It is the usual position adopted by the able-bodied person when attention to accuracy and efficiency of action is called for.
Contractures, deformity and localised high pressures are frequently associated with the inability to sit independently. The SAM assists in the prevention of these complications by giving the appropriate support and control to the body system. A child presenting with one or more of the following is suitable for the SAM system; sitting ability level 2 – 4 PPAS, athetoid movements, extensor thrust, spasticity, hypotonia or poor head control.
|Measurement||Size 1||Size 2||Size 3||Size 4|
|Seat depth (mm)||200||230||280||330|
|Seat height (H Frame) (mm)||280-350||280-350||280-400||300-480|
|Anterior supports (length) (mm)||165||195||225||265|
|Anterior supports (width) (mm)||140-180||180-210||220-280||280-340|
|Footboard height from floor (mm)||55||55||55||55|
|Ground clearance (mm)||40||40||40||40|
|Total length inc. tray & handle (mm)||920||920||920||920|
|Max user weight (kg)||50||60||70||80|
|Product weight (kg)||39||43||48||52|
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