Providing horizontal movement support – medial/lateral (side-to-side) or anterior/posterior (front to back) movement.
A lightweight anodised aluminium arm. The addition of a third articulated segment gives this design a much more compact profile without sacrificing range of motion. This will, in many cases, eliminate the need to remove the MAS from the mobility system in order to clear doorways or other obstacles in the home, therapy or work environment.
The black anodised tubular arm has the added benefit of being more cosmetically appealing than the polished stainless steel MAS. The Bubble Level and Offset Swivel with a down or up stop and Forearm Support Slide simplifies balancing especially with the use of the Rancho Mount (sold separately).
MultiLink further information
A complete MultiLink MAS consists of three parts:
- A 20” or 24” MultiLink Arm
- A Mount, for a wheelchair or table
- A Forearm Support that is size appropriate for your patient
May also require a Mount Relocator depending on wheelchair type.
Measure the distance from the wheelchair pack post or mount relocator (where the mount will be attached) to mid forearm (Area of offset swivel) with the arm in maximum passive forward reach.
It is recommended that the 20” Standard MultiLink be ordered for most clients – paediatric and adult. The longer 24” MultiLink should be ordered if the measured forward reach is greater than 22”.
This measurement then needs to be combined with the appropriately sized forearm trough.
The appropriately sized trough can be determined by measuring from the Olecranon Process (just above the elbow) to the Ulna Styloid (base of the wrist) and subtracting one inch.
The mounts attach the arm support in the patient’s chosen location – either on a table or to a wheelchair. These are purchased separately and one or both can be bought depending on each patient’s specific needs.
Also available is a free-standing frame which enables the patient to use the device from an easy chair or sofa; or even from standing.
Full information about the mount options is available on the Mount product page
Available as an add-on extension, the range of mount relocators enable the mobile arm support to be set-up at the optimal usage position.
During the assessment process one of our experts will determine which – if any – relocator is needed.
To read more, visit our Mount Relocators page.
Bare metal is not the most forgiving surface for skin contact, neither is it the most attractive. Sized to fit forearm support covers are available and make using the device a more comfortable experience for the patient.
Simple to slip over the forearm trough, more information is available on the Forearm Support Covers page.