But first, are you familiar with the Ride Custom Back? It has long been the premier wheelchair seating solution for achieving optimum postural support, balance and control.
The ultra-breathable mesh liner option allows for a thin profile and helps to keep the sitter dry and comfortable in virtually any climate.
In addition, an AccuSoft® foam liner option provides a softer, more forgiving user interface with the exacting support of the Custom Back shell.
Leading the way in seating technology once again,
we have an important announcement!
Ride Designs has made a quantum leap forward in custom seating manufacturing. Effective November 1, 2022 we will be utilizing the very latest in 3D printing technology to manufacture the Ride Custom Back.
This first-to-the-industry manufacturing method brings with it some amazing benefits:
Unparalleled accuracy and quality assurance.
Simplification (as follows):
Here’s the VERY IMPORTANT fine print:
As of November 1, 2022 you will see new part numbers on the Ride Custom Back order forms, and on quotes.
What was originally part number “RCB100” will now be part number “RCB200”.
Options that used to begin with “RCB” will now begin with “RCB2”.
HCPCS coding, pricing and product name stay the same.
Rest assured, we won’t disrupt your funding for current orders by changing part numbers mid-stream.
All open quotes and orders for RCB100s will remain unchanged, and those backs will be built in the original method.
As always, we’re here to help you in any way we can.
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.
Hope you were able to catch some of the Paralympic action. All of us at Ride developed a personal connection to the US Men’s Wheelchair Basketball team when Matt Scott (front and center) visited shortly before the Games, looking for a more optimal connection with his wheelchair.
While at Ride, Matt allowed us to film him speaking about his wheelchair basketball story and the importance of seating to his health and career as a professional athlete.
A five-time Paralympian, now a two-time gold medalist, Matt was also voted by Team USA to be the flag bearer at the closing ceremonies — well done!
The course is designed specifically for clinicians and suppliers who want to take their seating skills to the next level. Learn why coming to Colorado for the course could be a game-changer for your seating practice, here.
Plan now to take a Ride Custom Certification Course in 2020!
January 9 – 10
February 27 – 28
April 23 – 24
July 30 – 31
October 22 – 23
October 29 – 30
Registration is open; class size is limited. We look forward to hosting you for a great educational experience at Ride Designs in Colorado.