Bodypoint Positioning FAQ's

Which hip belt size/type should I order?

Bodypoint padded hip belt part numbers put you in control for a more reliable belt fit. 

Sizing is shown in the charts below. You can easily tell the webbing width and padded length from looking at the size code (e.g., M46). 

 

Webbing width for all padded hip belts:

 

  • Small = 2.5cm (1") wide webbing
  • Medium = 4cm (1-1/2") wide 
  • Large = 5cm (2") wide 

The padded length (the part of the belt that is up against the body in front of the chair) is indicated by the numeral after the webbing size. For example, an HB205-M46 has 1-1/2” wide webbing and a total padded length of 46cm.

 

Padded hip belt sizing 

 

How to measure for a Padded Hip Belt

To ensure proper fit and best performance, always select the padded belt size that best fits the user. When working with the Evoflex, consider adding Belt Extenders if longer straps are needed to reach the desired mounting point (see below).

Determine the correct belt size for the user:

 

Additional instructions for the Evoflex®

Determine total length needed for mounting:

 

Two-Point and Four Point Padded Hip Belts

 

 

Evoflex® Hip Belts

 

 

Evoflex® + NEW Belt Extender

 

 

Click to see how to determine the mounting point and angle

 

Click to see how to determine the total padded length you need

 

Now you can select the belt size that most closely matches what the user needs.

 

End Fittings 

Choose desired end-fitting, then add suffix -B1 or -B2 to the end of the part numbers.

 

Cinch-Mount™ (-B2)
Allows quick, easy and precise adjustments to strap length for changes in weight and clothing

 

Flat-Mount™ (-B1)
Versatile, lowest profile

 

As before, A1 is a Flat-Mount™ + FrameSaver™ clamp, A2 is a Cinch Mount™ + FrameSaver™, B1 is the Flat-Mount™ only, and B2 is the Cinch-Mount™. 

What is the difference between front-pull and rear-pull?

These terms relate to tightening the top straps on our shoulder harness and Stayflex products. Front-pull (pulling the adjustment straps forward) would be useful if the user can adjust the top straps herself, or if a caregiver wanted to maintain eye contact with the user while the adjustment was being made. Rear-pull (pulling the adjustment straps backward) separates the attachment point from the user and is ideal for thicker backrests and some children.

What is a Flat-Mount™/Cinch-Mount™?

Flat-Mount™ and Cinch-Mount™ are types of end-fitting hardware that attach products to wheelchairs. Flat-Mount™ end fittings are triangular pieces of heat-treated nickel-plated steel that have a slot through which to weave the webbing and then you use the provided steel slide to adjust the webbing tension. Cinch-Mount™ end fittings function like cam buckles, in which you open the cover then feed the webbing through and then close the cover to lock the webbing in place, a more secure means of grasping the webbing.

What is a FrameSaver™ Clamp?

A FrameSaver™ clamp is a nylon clamp that fits around the tubing on a seat rail and creates a mounting point without having to drill into the seat rail.

Can I use a Bodypoint shoulder harness on a sling back chair?

No, Bodypoint shoulder harnesses with top straps need a rigid or hard backrest for attachment since they have to be screwed into the backrest. However, our upper body support options for sling back chairs include our Monoflex, Chest Belt and Universal Elastic Strap. 

How do I choose the correct size?

Sizing details, including measuring instructions for postural supports, are included in our Bodypoint Product Guide.

Need Help?

Please contact our Customer Care Team and we'll be happy to assist you.

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