There are products that hold their functionality over the years and remain the most popular choice of professionals. The Shifu line was created from the evolution of the AM line and developed by creating a project “of functional modules”, designed to meet ever more specific and complex operator requirements. Fumagalli’s designers have focused on materials, forms and especially on functionality: each adjustment is designed to be quick and easy to perform, with the user always in a safe, stable position. The introduction of wood for the supports, foam for the padding and microfibre for the lining have created a complete solution, suitable for child and operator!
Shifu is a line of postural stabilizers composed of three models: AIR for supine, EARTH for prone and OCEAN for supine/prone. Each model is available in different sizes to suit the needs of different ages, from children to teens to adults. All models are manufactured with an easy to handle chassis. The dimensions are designed to allow them to be used even in narrow places or stowed away when not in use. The particular shape of the base allows the caregiver to get very close to the person or to bring the stabilizer as close as possible to the bed or wheelchair, without any hindrance, thanks to the height of the base (over 20 cm!) and to the practical castor wheels with brakes. Each stabilizer has an upholstered surface for supporting the body; the inclination is gradually adjustable from the horizontal to the vertical position and also in length to adapt to the person’s size. The platform for the feet is adjustable in height, foot separation, intra / extra rotation and flexionextension is independently adjustable. In the three models in size 3, specifically for adults, the tilt adjustment is by means of a low voltage electric motor with a remote hand control that allows the user to autonomously modify his position. Although it is designed for professional use, its ease of use and compact dimensions make it ideal for the home too.
Shifu ensures comfort, safety and stability. The modular elements can be combined to create personalized support, adaptable to the different rehabilitation needs of the therapist and the user.
Adjustments are simple and fast to perform: despite being originally designed for professional use, Shifu’s great versatility in adapting to different sizes and needs, its ease of use and easy adjustments in addition to its compact size makes it ideal for use at home as well.
Although the design appears light, Shifu is very stable in functionality and the operator can get very close to the person. It can be easily stored even in tight spaces when not in use.
SHIFU, A MODULAR STABILIZER!
The line consists of three Shifu models, for prone, supine and prone/supine (easily convertible in just a few moves). Each model is available in 3 sizes, covering any user’s height from 1m to 1.95 mt. All models have a padded surface to support the body with gradual tilting from horizontal to vertical; in the version for adults the tilting adjustment is power assisted by an electric motor to allow independent inclination adjustment. In all models, the footrests are adjustable in height, foot separation, intra/extra rotation and dorsal/ plantar flexion. The base has four castor wheels, all fitted with brakes.
Shifu OCEAN is a reversible stabilizer from PRONE posture to SUPINE posture in a few moves: it is supplied with all the necessary accessories for both versions and the support surface is designed to allow for extension adjustment. When in the supine position, there is a support for the head that is independently adjustable in height, a pair of thorax supports, two belts with upholstered pads for blocking the trunk/pelvis and knees and a tilting tray for support of the upper limbs that can be positioned at different heights. An abductor is additionally supplied, particularly for use in the prone version. The Shifu OCEAN “full options” configuration also includes a pelvis support.
Shifu AIR, stabilizer for SUPINE position. The “basic” configuration is equipped with padded belts to fasten trunk/pelvis and knees. The inclinable tray for support of the arms permits different activities, adjustable at different heights. The head support is independent and adjustable in height. Shifu AIR is available also in the “full options” configuration, which includes a pair of thorax supports to safely restrain the user’s back.
Shifu EARTH, stabilizer for PRONE positions. The “basic” configuration is equipped with height-adjustable supports for the trunk, an abductor, a belt with pads for thorax/pelvis restraining and a tilting tray for support of the upper limbs, which can be positioned at different heights. The “full options” configuration Shifu EARTH is provided with a support for pelvis restraint allowing the user to maintain the correct position on the surface.
SHIFU, STEP BY STEP
- Each model consists of functional modules, designed to allow maximum customization and to ensure adequate support according to different rehabilitative programs.
- The adjustments are easy and very fast to perform.
- Each model is configured to ensure maximum functionality, offering the proper support and pressure where they are most needed to contain the user, from the smallest children sizes to the largest adult sizes (the Shifu size 3 max load up to 195 kg!).
- Plane inclination is smooth and jerk-free by means of a gas spring operated by pedal or by an electric motor in the size 3 model. The plane has a very wide tilting range and allows steady movement from the horizontal to the vertical position to gradually arrive at full load on the lower limbs, starting from complete unload. This wide tilting range also facilitates positioning and access from different aids.
- The base is very stable and robust but also very easy to handle thanks to its high load capacity castor wheels (all models equipped with brakes) allowing for fast movements, even with the person already positioned on it.
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Headrest for supine position. One size
Torax side support height and transversal adjustable. Three sizes
Plate extension to increase the length of the support area. Three sizes
Shoulder support couple clavicle stabilizers adjustable in angling and width. Suitable for SHIFU AIR and SHIFU OCEAN for torax control in supine position during transfer from horizontal to vertical position. One size
Wooden tray height and inclination adjustable. Three sizes
Narrow abductor with abduction. Two sizes
Pelvis restrain suitable for all Shifu Lines stabilizers. Two sizes
Belt without pad: cm 180 / cm 105 / cm 140 - Pad for belt: cm 30 / cm 45
Knee supports height and inclination adjustable. Three sizes