Where extra skin protection is necessary, the Silverback Max’s extra layer of gel provides superior vibration dampening qualities, making it an exceptionally comfortable and protective back for power wheelchairs. It still incorporates a vertical insert of Geo-Matrix™ pillow top gel that targets protection to the high-risk area around the spinal column. The spinal inserts ensure optimal comfort and skin protection from the shear that results when wheelchairs tilt and recline, reducing the risk of pressure sores from developing along the spine. The Silverback Max delivers extra protection when the spine is subjected to added pressure from prolonged wheelchair tilt conditions. The Silverback Max is best for most clients and is especially beneficial to address over-curvature of the spine (kyphosis). However, if weight is a concern, the lighter Silverback Prime is also available.
The Geo-Matrix™ gel is a mineral-oil-based, dry-polymer solid gel that stays in place regardless of pressure and is unaffected by the pull of gravity. So, whether in an upright position or in full tilt, the unique properties of the gel allow it to move with the body, reducing shear and reactionary force. The Silverback wheelchair backs are rated for up to 250 lbs. at all degrees, for years of enjoyment and use (or abuse!).
Worry Free Comfort! Geo-Matrix™ gel’s closed cell construction ensures no risk of migration, leaking or oozing hazards posed by air or fluid filled products. Geo-Matrix™ has no risk for punctures, flattening, failing or inflation issues.
Geo-Matrix™ gel is capable of stretching more then 10x it’s original size only to immediately rebound back to it’s starting shape / position. Geo-Matrix™ gel can withstand the most aggressive users with no risk of the gel losing it’s integrity.
Proven pressure redistribution through the Geo-Matrix™ gel’s columnar collapse. As the column walls collapse under peak pressure points, the neighbouring walls stretch to take on the pressure and expand it through a wider area, creating a larger “footprint” and eliminating peak pressure points. This, paired with the gel’s immensely immersive properties make Geo-Matrix™ a leader in preventing skin break down and healing existing ulcers.
Geo-Matrix™ gel comes in a variety of firmness’ , allowing for a comfortable feeling no matter the user’s preference.
Geo-Matrix™ gel is non porous, so it will not absorb liquids. Feel free to use any (non-bleach) disinfectant on all gel components to eliminate all germs and bacteria!
Many wheelchair users are exposed to Whole Body Vibration (WBV) every single day. WBV can pose serious health risks after prolonged exposure, including; fatigue, stomach problems, headaches, loss of balance and more… Geo-Matrix™ gel absorbs vibration and ultimately lessens the effects of WBV to the user.
Friction and shear forces are created when a surface is lacking in segmentation and therefore friction / shear wounds can occur. Luckily, Geo-Matrix™ gel has segmentation in every single gel sheet! Meaning significant prevention of friction and shear wounds.
Because Geo-Matrix™ products not only prevent wounds, but they ALSO dampen vibration AND manage microclimate, this means that Geo-Matrix™ users are experiencing more over all comfort and therefor are able to withstand longer sit times before requiring weight adjustment or transfers.
Geo-Matrix™ gel is not affected by outside temperatures. Meaning the gel will not freeze when cold, and will not become fluid when warmed. Geo-Matrix™ gel always remains 2 degrees below ambient temperature. Meaning Geo-Matrix™ gel achieves an ideal microclimate management system for the entire length of a user’s experience.
Yes, Geo-Matrix™ gel can be machine washed! The gel can also be submerged, scrubbed, and sprayed.
1.25” thick foam with a spinal insert of blue gel that is 3.75” wide and runs the full height of the back with a full layer of pillow top that covers the entire face of the backrest.
Ultra stretchy and breathable fabric for maximum immersion and temperature control. Wipeable fabrics are available for an additional cost
Foam and gel 2”
See Matrix Chart – there are 27 different standard size configurations for the Max