Sling Back V1
Our original backrest with an integrated WheelAir System.
A canvas backrest but taken to the next level, combining function and effortlessly stylish (and silent) design. The WheelAir backrest combines carefully selected fabric and foams to enhance your back support and comfort. Available in 6 widths to fit all manual or power chairs with a tension adjustable strap system.
20 hour battery
4 Cooling Settings
Machine Washable Removable Cover
6 widths or bespoke sizes available
Available in 6 widths to fit all active lightweight rigid and folding wheelchairs with a canvas backrest. Measure the width of your current backrest cushion to determine which size is best for you.
See our sizing guide here.
If you wish to purchase a bespoke wheelAIR (fitted exactly your wheelchair/ with personal specifications), then please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with what you require and we will be in touch.
Download product manual here.
“When I overheat, I get bad spasms in my bad and in my legs. Whereas now, with the WheelAir, if I’m starting to get too warm, I can just turn it on and very quickly I’m feeling a lot better”
WheelAir PROView full case study
“ I’ve seen it first hand, the impact that overheating has on someone’s ability to carry out their daily activities and for their general well-being as well. Not just to simply carry out tasks, but for safety, the medical consequences as well, blood pressure, feeling of wellness. It is a significant issue”
Advanced Occupational TherapistWatch video here
Most likely because of my Ehlers-Danlos, I have a lot of trouble with overheating. Sometimes my whole body overheats, and sometimes I get what I call “hot head” making me confused, tired, and overwhelmed. I have often collapsed due to how dizzy I can get from overheating. Trying to cool myself down is a challenge as often I just end up with a cold body and my head is still hot. Even though WheelAir just blows on my back, it actually cools my whole core and helps with my hot head"
The WheelAir is retrofitted and is designed to easily replace the backrest of any lightweight (rigid or foldable) wheelchair with a canvas back
A flow of isothermal air takes away any excess heat and moisture through convection, conduction and evaporation heat loss, reducing the risks of infection and irritation associated with humidity and temperature such as pressure ulcers and heat stroke. It is designed to reduce exhaustion, pain and discomfort caused by overheating or over sweating.
WheelAir Clinical IndicationsView Clinical Indications here
The WheelAir is designed to easily replace the backrest of any (rigid or foldable) wheelchair with a canvas sling back. Just remove your backrest (which should be attached with velcro) and leave the tension adjustable straps on the frame. Simply fold your WheelAir backrest over the tension adjustable straps and you’re good to go.
The WheelAir backrest is designed to easily replace the backrest of any (rigid or foldable) wheelchair with a canvas sling back. The WheelAir is available in six sizes in order to best match your current backrest width.
If you have a rigid active chair, the WheelAir can stay on when folding forward the backrest. If you have a folding chair, thus the frame folding in the middle, the fan box needs to be removed, but the backrest can stay on the chair.
Many WheelAir users describe the WheelAir cushion as a more supportive and posture correcting backrest compared to regular sling backs. This is due to the custom blend of high quality viscoelastic foams.