NXT Armadillo Backrest Seating

  • Expandable hooks
  • Breathable fabric cover
  • Reduces shear
  • Temperature control
  • 181kg Weight limit


The NXT Armadillo backrest seating support has a three-section modular shell designed to adjust to fit the unique contour of the user’s spine. Designed for users with kyphosis or other spinal deformities. Fits 1″, ⅞” or ¾” / 2.5cm, 2.2cm, 1.9cm, cane diameters without shims. Removable quick-fit mounting hardware has height adjustment, 5″ / 13cm of depth, 25 degrees of posterior/anterior angle adjustment and even rotation. Weight capacity 14″-20″ / 40cm – 50cm, 300lbs / 136kg. 22″ and 24″, 400lbs / 182kg.

The NXT Armadillo backrest seating series offers a range of contours to provide posterior, posterior, lateral, and deep lateral support. The Scapula cut-out shape is designed to provide excellent support and comfort while enhancing the user’s natural range of motion. For optimal pelvis positioning, pelvic-lumbar support pads can be uniquely positioned to customise the fit for the user. The wide range of sizes and contours provides exceptional support and comfort.


  • Able to wrap around the curve
    of the spine for users with
    Kyphosis and other unique
    spinal positioning needs.
  • Off-loading for spinous
    processes in the recessed
    middle channel.
  • Expandable mounting hooks
    allow the back support to
    mount on wider wheelchairs
    (up to 2″ wider).
  • Adjustable bottom plate
    offers individualized pelvic support at
    the PSIS.

NXT Armadillo Backrest

What’s Included

  • Lightweight aluminium Three-section modular shell
  • Dual-density foam back cushion includes smartGEL Infused Visco Technology
  • Breathable stretch fabric cover (washable)
  • Installation hardware – QuickFit
  • Mounting System

Accessories and options

  • 2″ Lateral Contour Add-on
  • Head supports
  • Replacement cover and foam

Preventing pressure ulcers

It can be difficult to prevent pressure ulcers completely, but there are some things you or your care team can do to reduce the risk.

These include:

  • Regularly changing your position – if you’re unable to change position yourself, a relative or carer will need to help you
  • Checking your skin every day for early signs and symptoms of pressure ulcers – your care team will do this if you’re in a hospital or care home
  • Have a healthy, balanced diet that contains enough protein and a good variety of vitamins and minerals – if you’re concerned about your diet or caring for someone whose diet may be poor, ask your GP or healthcare team for a referral to a dietitian
  • Stopping smoking – smoking makes you more likely to get pressure ulcers because of the damage caused to blood circulation

If you’re in a hospital or care home, your healthcare team should be aware of the risk of developing pressure ulcers. They should carry out a risk assessment, monitor your skin and use preventative measures, such as regular repositioning.

Don’t hesitate to contact one of our team members to get a quote or advice.



Unlike two-dimensional fabrics, smartx3D uses a three-layer technology that includes two separate fabrics joined by a monofilament yarn that creates a breathable channel between the two fabrics. It is this channel that gives smartx3D its 3D structure and creating a “micro-climate” between layers. Heat and vapour move easily through the highly permeable fabric layer. smartx3D naturally offers a four-way stretch which provides enhanced immersion, aiding in pressure redistribution. Soft, breathable, and with moisture-wicking properties, smartx3D offers the ultimate in comfort.

  • Pill resistant and durable
  • Antimicrobial capabilities are built into the fabric and will not wash out
  • Improves immersion/envelopment
  • Reduces shear
  • 4 way stretch with 100% recovery
  • 20 times more air permeable than standard fabrics

The 3D construction enhances the fabric’s breathability, which in turn dissipates heat, keeping the wheelchair user cooler and dry.
Moisture Vapor Breathable Material

Smart GEL

The combination of NXT’s smartx3D fabric and smartGEL foam provides the ultimate in comfort and support in our NXT Seating products. Our smartGEL foam offers a higher IFD (Indent Force Deflection and Density), yet it is incredibly soft, highly resilient, and long-lasting. smartGEL is a Visco Elastic foam that is infused with gel. The gel is incorporated into the foam mixture at the molecular level, which allows for 100% homogeneous cooling with no breakdown of embedded gel beads.

  • Reduces surface temperature, drawing heat away from the skin
  • Provides superior comfort and softness
  • Highly resilient and long-lasting
  • Higher IFD (Indent Force Deflection and density)
  • The gel is 100% infused into the foam mixture vs. embedded “gel beads”

Armadillo Back Support Specifications – INCH (CM)

Back Shell Weight -lbs (kg) 3.9 (1.7kg)
Height 16 – 20(40.6 – 50.8)
Fit wheelchair width 14 – 24 * -(35.6 – 61.0)
Top adjustability 40◦ Anterior – 20◦ Posterior
Lower adjustability 30◦ Anterior – 30◦Posterior
Max user wegiht – lbs (kg) Width 14 – 20 : 3000lbs (136kg)
Width 22 – 24: 400lbs (181kg)

Armadillo Back Support Sizes – INCH (CM)

Width Height Fits Wheelchair Width
14 (35.6) 16.(40.6) 14 – 16 (35.6 – 40.6)
16(40.6) 16 – 18 (40.6 – 45.7)
18(45.7) 18(45.7) 20 (50.8) 18 – 20 (45.7 – 50.8)
20(50.8) 20 – 22 (50.8 -55.9)
22(55.9) 22 – 24 (55.9 – 61.0)
24(61.0) 24 – 26 (61.0 – 66.0)


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