Taking Scanning and Custom Seating to the Next Level!

LiDAR scanning on iPad Pro with Scaniverse.

Ride Designs is excited to announce effective May 1, 2022 we are no longer providing scanners with our shape capture tool kits.

Since the inception of the RideWorks app in 2017, our Ride Certified Practitioners have utilized the Structure Sensor 3D scanner attached to an iPad to create a 3D scan of captured shapes – shapes which are then submitted via RideWorks for the making of Ride custom seating systems.   All tool kits supplied to Ride Certified Practitioners between March of 2017 and May 1, 2022 utilize this method.

We are pleased to introduce a new scanning method, utilizing LiDAR technology via an app called ‘Scaniverse’ installed on an iPad equipped with a LiDAR scanner (iPad Pro 2020 or later*).  This method does not require the attachment of a separate scanning device to the iPad. 

If you order Ride shape capture tools after May 1, 2022 you will not receive a scanner and scanner bracket.  You will receive an iPad Pro with no scanner.  You are seriously going to love this new method!  It’s simpler, requires no extra attachments or chargers, and it’s even more accurate.

Each tool kit containing an iPad Pro will also include these instructions for using the Scaniverse app to scan your captured shape and submit it to Ride.

If you have a Structure Sensor scanner from us, but also have an iPad Pro that was made in 2020 or later, you are welcome to install the Scaniverse app and use it instead of the Structure Sensor scanner. We are happy to accept either method of scanning. 

Onward and upward!

Easily Modify the Ride Custom 2 Cushion in the field!

One of the many outstanding features of the Ride Custom 2 Cushion is that it can be easily modified in the field without compromising the moisture-resistance or integrity of the foam.   When the need for modifications is identified at a final fitting, they can be completed on-site preventing delays in delivery.  In this series of short videos, Ryan Crosby, Ride’s Senior Education and Technology Specialist, demonstrates the correct methods to use when modifications to the Ride Custom 2 Cushion are necessary.

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New sales team

Ride Designs is pleased to announce that we have recently partnered with the Brewis Group to represent our seating solutions in California, Nevada, Alaska and Hawaii. We welcome Jon Hoxter, Steve Neale, Brad White, Duane Rhodes, and Barry Brewis. Find specific territory coverage and contact information here.

The Brewis Group comes with many years of experience, knowledge and service in the rehab community, and we’re excited for the increased presence they will bring to the territory. 

Daniella Giles, PT, DPT, ATP, SMS, has accepted a position as Clinical Educator for Ride Designs. She will use her extensive talents and knowledge to teach and elevate the seating skills of our Ride Certified Practitioners and the rehab community across North America. We wish Daniella great success in her new role! (Meanwhile, she will be working closely with the Brewis Group during the transition to ensure a smooth hand-off.)

These changes will ultimately allow us to further our commitment to serve you better and be more responsive to your needs.

Exciting research from Italy

We’re not surprised that the Java Cushion continues to surpass expectations… Now research from a prospective observational study, done in Italy, helps demonstrate the Java Cushion’s ability to promote healing of stage I-II-III pressure injuries.

In a study of 15 subjects with SCI, all existing injuries closed and no new injuries occurred.

  • The Java Cushion was beneficial in the treatment of ischial pressure injuries.
  • “Maybe the (Java) cushion is therefore a valid alternative to the traditional communicating air-cell cushion.”

Read the abstract in the Italian Journal of Prevention, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Medicine (available in both english and italian).

Ride Java Cushion

Understanding Custom AccuSoft Cushion contour options

The Ride Custom AccuSoft Cushion is offered with a choice of contour options: Full Contact and Ride Contour. These contour options have generated some questions so we wanted to highlight the difference between the two… perhaps most readily understood by seeing the photographs below.

Full Contact: The cushion is manufactured exactly as captured (left column below).

Ride Contour: The cushion is manufactured with Ride’s patented mechanism of support. The Ride Contour option carves a recess 3/8″ deep into the surface of the cushion underneath the high risk bony areas (right column below).

The Ride Contour option does not create offloading under the ischial tuberosities.

Rather, it creates a loading bias underneath the proximal thighs and posterior-lateral buttocks, which then reduces forces underneath the ischial tuberosities (as shown in pressure map image, above right). 

The Ride Contour option is not available when ordering extra soft foam. 

NOTE: The Ride Custom AccuSoft Cushion is not a fully off-loading cushion. For orthotic off-loading, consider using the Java® Cushion or Ride Custom 2 Cushion for the ultimate in skin safety and postural support.

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