Etac Cross 5 and Cross 6, can be set up for both a taller or a shorter users with different body shapes.
The majority of users will use the standard back support. Using the standard back support, the 3A-back support can be adjusted in height from 32 cm to 45 cm. And with the high back support you can get as high as 51 cm.
Once the desired back height is adjusted and set, the fine tuning of the strap back can be done, and any accessories to support and shape up the posture can be added.
A leaning posture can vary throughout the day, and from day to day it could simply be due to fatigue or due to low tone in the trunk. When an individual is leaning, subtle foam supports can be added to help them sit in a more upright posture and to be supported when they need it. You need to asses what is causing the leaning posture and if it can be corrected. Leaning posture is common in the elderly who become tired quickly.
A leaning posture is often a problem associated with other postural limitations such as asymmetry and pelvic obliquity.
If the pelvis is oblique, use an adjustable seat cushion or add a large Cell Foam Wedge (1) under the cushion on the lower side. Carefully adjust the seat to back and lumbar angles to improve trunk balance.
Create as much space as possible for the upper trunk with the Velcro straps and support at the level of PSIS.
Adjust the arm support in height (2) so the user can support the trunk with the forearms.
Lateral support can be provided with Plush Wedges (3), if necessary supported by the Width Extentions (4), and/or Side Cushions (5) supported by Straight Side Stops (6).
1. Cell Foam Wedges
2. Arm support
3. Plush wedges
Attach the wedges with the Velcro facing forward, towards the back cover. If the user feels the edge of the back cover, chose one size wider that will fully cover the widened wedges.
4. Width Extentions
To mount, just slide them into the back rails and fasten the screws.
5. Side cushion
It is supported by the arm support and/or the straight side stops.
Example of accessory placement
Example of accessories placed on the back support. Here with the side cushion along with cell foam wedges on one side to support the leaning body into a correct and upright position as possible.