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The Spex Discovery Seating System and Buggy is a postural early intervention support system suitable for children. The seating can be removed and placed on a variety of bases including a high-low base (launcher), a three-wheeled stroller (verve or moon buggy), four-wheeled stroller (verve), floor stands, or used stand-alone as a floor sitter. It can be customised to suit the individual child. The Discovery Verve Stroller is transport certified (ISO 7176-19).

General Details

Options

- tray
- abduction belt
- abduction pommel
- headrest cushion
- vest
- 4 point hip belt
- grab rail
- sternum harness
- sacral support pad
- thigh wedge
- variety of positioning and support options

Caution: Chest / Postural Harness

Chest harnesses provide postural support for people whilst they are sitting in wheelchairs or other seats.
When used correctly a chest harness can help a person to sit comfortably and safely for long periods. They can also assist people to use their arms and hands to the best of their abilities.
However, if not used correctly chest harnesses can become a SAFETY RISK.
There is a risk of the person not being able to breathe if:
• The lower straps of the harness become loose and the harness rides up near the person’s neck blocking their windpipe.
• The person slides down in their chair so that the harness is around their neck and blocks their windpipe.
• The shoulder straps of the harness cut across the person’s neck blocking the windpipe. This can happen if the side supports on the chair that support the person’s trunk are not in place.
• The harness is done up so tightly that the person cannot take a breath.

Information courtesy of Scope Victoria.
Copies of the brochure 'Safe Use of A Chest Harness' and harness safety guidelines for therapists are available at www.scopevic.org.au/harness

Crash Test Information for Wheeled mobility devices

Extra product information

Shuttle System
The seat with its attached footrest is removable and reversible. It has in built adjustability in terms of seat width, seat depth, seat tilt, back width, backrest height, back angle, and footplate height. With the removal of the footplates the seating system can be placed directly on the floor if required. Tilt and recline is available on all buggy and base options.

Moon Buggy
A lightweight aluminium stroller base with three wheels. It can be folded for transport either as one complete unit, or by removing the seat and folding it and the frame separately. The seating system can be placed forwards or backwards in the stroller. Please note: the original Shuttle Seating System's Moon Buggy has been superseded by the Shuttle Discovery Seating System's Verve Stroller

Verve
A lightweight aluminium stroller base with three or four wheels. It can be folded for transport either as one complete unit, or by removing the seat and folding it and the frame separately. The seating system can be placed forwards or backwards in the stroller. It has the option of adding a sibling seat to the rear

Launcher Base
A wooden hi-lo mobility base that is a height adjustable. The seat insert can be positioned between 300-600mm from floor height. The base has 4 lockable casters with two quick release buttons to allow the seat to be raised and lowered. It can be folded together for storage

Moon Rocker
A wooden floor height stand that allows for a rocking motion when the seat system is placed on the unit. There is a locking bar at the rear to disengage the rocking motion if it is no longer required.

Lunar Base
A low-level wooden base featuring height adjustable legs. This has a small footprint and can fit under most school desks.

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Shuttle System
The seat with its attached footrest is removable and reversible. It has in built adjustability in terms of seat width, seat depth, seat tilt, back width, back angle, and footplate height. With the removal of the footplates the seating system can be placed directly on the floor if required.

Moon Buggy
The stroller base can be folded for transport either as one complete unit, or by removing the seat and folding it and the frame separately. The seating system can be placed forwards or backwards in the stroller.

Launcher
The hilo mobility base is and height adjustable A- frame shaped stand. The seat insert can be positiioned between 300-600mm from floor height. The base has 4 lockable casters with 2 quick release buttons to allow the seat to be raised and lowered. It can be folded together for storage.

Moon Rocker
Is a floor height stand that allows for a rocking motion when the seat system is placed on the unit. There is a locking bar at the rear to disengage the rocking motion if it is no longer required.

Manufacturer/Country

Medifab / Australia

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Maintenance

Refer to the supplier and manufacturer manual for maintenance instructions and safety warnings.

Models / Specifications

Model Moon Buggy: Three wheeled stroller

Model Moon Rock Base: Rocker floor base

  • Weight 3.4 kg
  • Height of Seat from Ground 340 mm
  • Length Overall 710 mm
  • Width Overall 410 mm
  • Height of Base 275 mm

Model Lunar Base: Low-profile floor base

  • Weight 2.5 kg
  • Height of Seat from Ground 220 mm - 320 mm
  • Length Overall 630 mm
  • Width Overall 430 mm
  • Height of Base 170 mm - 280 mm

Model Verve Stroller: Three or four-wheeled stroller with optional sibling seat

  • Height Folded 310 mm
  • Length Overall 840 mm
  • Width Folded 650 mm
  • Load Capacity (supplier stated) 55 kg (Overall load capacity including seating system (load capacity 25kg), sibling seat (load capacity 15kg))
  • Weight Overall 12.5 kg (Weight including wheels)
  • Diameter of Castor 235 mm
  • Diameter of Rear Wheel 300 mm
  • Height of Handle 770 mm - 1090 mm (Height of push handles)
  • Length Overall 930 mm
  • Width Overall 650 mm
  • Angle of Recline for Backrest 90 degrees - 160 degrees
  • Angle of Legrest Hanger 90 degrees - 160 degrees
  • Range of Tilt In Space 40 degrees - 90 degrees

Model Shuttle Discovery Seating System: Seating System

  • Width of Seat 130 mm - 270 mm
  • Length of Table Top 530 mm
  • Load Capacity (supplier stated) 25 kg
  • Length of Legrest 140 mm - 280 mm (Lower leg length)
  • Weight Overall 7.5 kg
  • Height of Backrest 450 mm - 580 mm
  • Depth of Seat 130 mm - 300 mm
  • Width of Table Top 390 mm
  • Range of Tilt In Space 0 degrees - 40 degrees

Model Launcher Base: Hi-low base

  • Weight 9.2 kg
  • Height of Seat from Ground 380 mm - 680 mm
  • Length Overall 730 mm
  • Width Overall 610 mm
  • Height of Base 540 mm

Features

Contact listed suppliers to confirm features, options and models available.

Push handles

  • Stroller push handles:
    • angle adjustable
    • height adjustable
    • one-piece

Accessories

  • Stroller accessories:
    • sibling seat
    • sun canopy
    • tray
    • under seat storage basket

Brakes

  • Stroller brakes:
    • footbrake on base of frame

Transport and Dismantling

  • Stroller transport:
    • crash tested tie down points
    • folding frame
    • removable seat to fold stroller base

Wheels

  • Number of wheels on base:
    • dependent on choice of stroller base
  • Stroller wheels:
    • pneumatic rear wheels
    • solid front wheels

Footplates

  • Stroller footplate:
    • ankle / foot straps
    • height adjustable
    • single piece

Postural supports

  • Stroller postural support options:
    • adjustable chest harness
    • adjustable pelvic belt
    • customisable
    • femur support
    • knee block
    • lateral head supports
    • lateral torso supports
    • pommel

Backrest

  • Stroller backrest:
    • adjustable chest harness height
    • height adjustable
    • padded
    • recline
    • width adjustable

Upholstery

  • Stroller seat upholstery:
    • breathable fabric
    • choice of upholstery type
    • dartex / wipe down
    • range of upholstery colour options

Seat

  • Stroller seat:
    • depth adjustable
    • forward or rear facing
    • padded
    • tilt-in-space
    • width adjustable

Frame

  • Stroller frame :
    • aluminium
    • choice of stroller base type
    • folding

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