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Combines optimal positioning and maximum freedom of movement

Dynamic. Flexible. Better.

interco Aktivline! offers individual fittings and standardized wheelchair systems for dynamic sitting and positioning. The patented solutions were developed specifically for patients with involuntary stretching movements such as those seen in infantile cerebral palsy. They help make a lasting difference in people’s lives: Seat up your Life!

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0049 2243 88070

Idea. Concept. Solution.

The idea for the AKTIVLINE arose from the practical experience that rigid seating systems do not provide optimal care for all patients. Especially children and adults with involuntary stretching movements often have problems with their supply. While the body has the urge to perform a movement, the fitting is designed to try to fix the patient in the prescribed position. This is different with the AKTIVLINE.

Disadvantages of rigid supply systems

Rigid restorations prevent the patient from moving. Its energy acts directly on the material of the supply due to the fixation. This can lead to tension, pressure points and abrasions for the patient. In addition, bent or broken seat shells and other damage to seating systems are common consequences. If the fixation of a rigid restoration is loosened, the patient slips and must be repeatedly brought into the orthopedically correct position.

Provide controlled freedom of movement

For the first time, the dynamic AKTIVLINE seating system combines an orthopedically optimal seating position with guided freedom of movement. This prevents the problems mentioned above. In addition, alternating between different postures can have a positive effect on breathing, circulation and digestion, as well as the mobility of the body’s joints.

Patients confirm the following benefits, among others:

Less tension, pain and skin injuries 

No slipping out of the fitting due to movement 

Preservation of mobility 

Improvement of respiration, circulation and digestion

Extension of active sitting time and better posture

Tactile perceptual information remains constant

Reduced repair and conversion times and costs

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We know the medical requirements

Medical know how

Our in-depth medical expertise is the cornerstone of all solutions. Our focus is on enabling long-term, symptom-free sitting in a physiologically correct posture and promoting the patient’s own mobility without reducing the necessary safety. Each seat shell, custom upholstery and individual add-on component is meticulously designed to ensure optimal fit and support.

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Extensive network

With an extensive network of orthopedic technicians, specialty retailers and medical supply stores, interco creates added value that goes far beyond high-quality product solutions. Our collaboration enables us to keep our finger on the pulse, to understand current medical challenges, and thus to continuously optimize and innovate our solutions and systems in practical applications.

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Special designs for all cases

When standard solutions reach their limits, we develop customized special solutions. Our experienced developers and competent workshop team take on every challenge, modify existing restorations and design precisely the solutions that meet the individual requirements and special needs of our patients, from individual components to complete systems.

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Function. Implementation. Technique.

AKTIVLINE restorations combine optimal positioning and maximum freedom of movement. To do this, they use the physiological pivot points at the pelvis and knees and guide the movement exactly along the desired path. The seat and back unit are supported by slide rails and allow the hip angle to be opened according to the patient’s movements. Knee angle and footboard unit simultaneously allow the dynamic extension tendency of the patient. Movements in the pelvis and knees can occur independently. 

Support movement in a targeted manner

After movement, gravity and spring systems in the seat and leg system automatically return the patient to the physiological starting position. By granting the natural urge and flow of movement, the mobile parts of the body can be kept mobile. Another advantage is that the position of the head and shoulder girdle in space change only minimally during maximum movement of the shell. Vestibular and visual perception remain constant, and activities such as watching, drinking, or operating a joystick are not disrupted. 

Simply better positioning

In the relaxed state, the seat angle, knee angle and foot angle are usually 90°. The anatomically individual upholstery of the seat shell takes the patient’s physiology into account. The seating system and base are robustly designed, adaptable to patient needs and easy to operate. They can be optimally adjusted to the needs of the patient and the person accompanying him. 

Aktivline products

Standard
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ECO
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Individual
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LIGHT
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E-Mobile
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Indication. Studies. Himi.

The indications for dynamic AKTIVLINE fittings are infantile cerebral palsy (spastic tetraplegia, dyskinetic tetraplegia, tetraplegia with dystonic spasms, athetosis and chorea athetosis) and cerebral movement disorders. Patient sitting and ability to make directed movements of the head and upper extremities are severely limited due to subsequent patterns:

Indication framework of neuromuscular disorders

Spasms in extension

Stretch reactions

Pathological movement patterns in global extension

Emprosthotonus and Opisthotonus

Startle reaction / Startle reaction

Synkinetic stretching movements of the trunk, upper and lower extremities.

Dystonic spasms

Asymmetrical and symmetrical

Possible complaints due to rigid restorations

Hip dislocation and painful hip

Muscle shortening and contractures

Reduction of joint mobility

Secondary damage due to immobility

Pressure sores (decubitus)

Infantile cerebral palsy (ICP) and movement

Movement disorders as a result of spastic paralysis (infantile cerebral palsy) can have different manifestations. On the one hand, different parts of the body may be affected (hemiparesis, diparesis, tetraparesis). On the other hand, movements themselves may also be deficient (a- and hypokinetic) or off-target (dyskinetic). 

Perception always plays an important role in the organization of movements. However, patients with tetraplegia are often unable to control their posture and are also easily startled. If hyperextension of the head, trunk and hip occurs on the one hand and hip movement is tolerated to some extent on the other, an AKTIVLINE fitting can be attempted. This also applies to patients who cannot sit for long periods of time due to a painful hip. In the case of dyskinetic movement disorders, the AKTIVLlNE currently offers the only alternative to classic, rigid fittings.

Now. Simple. Test sitting.

The best possible care is one of the most important foundations for a good quality of life. We therefore want as many people as possible with the appropriate indication to have access to AKTIVLINE systems and offer the opportunity to try them out. Here, patients can test whether an AKTIVLINE product offers them the desired benefits. 

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Our tip for parents and caregivers

We recommend that parents and caregivers select the appropriate assistive device together with their trusted specialist physician, therapist and medical supply store. If you have any questions about this or need a recommendation, we will be happy to assist you.

Please contact us simply directly.

Please also note our offer for a non-binding test sitting.

You can find more information and testimonials about the AKTIVLINE here: 

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Do you have questions about our products?

We will be happy to help you. You can reach us free of charge at

0049 2243 88070

FAQ

Selecting the right seat fitting is a complex task that should be approached in close consultation with physicians, therapists and orthopedic technicians. In particular, the type of restriction and the degree of activity must be taken into account.

The dynamic AKTIVLINE seat fitting is the only fitting that combines an orthopedically optimal sitting position with guided freedom of movement. For this purpose, the AKTIVLINE system uses the physiological pivot points at the pelvis and knees and guides the patient’s stretching movement exactly along the desired path. The seat and back unit are supported by slide rails and allow the hip angle to be opened according to the patient’s movements. Knee angle and footboard unit simultaneously allow the dynamic extension tendency of the patient. Movements in the pelvis and knees can occur independently.

This dynamic seating can help prevent problems such as patient tension, pressure sores and abrasions, as well as damage to seating systems that often occurs with rigid restorations. In addition, alternating between different postures can have a positive effect on breathing, circulation and digestion, as well as the mobility of the body’s joints.

Aktivline fittings are specifically designed for patients with involuntary reaching movements, such as those associated with infantile cerebral palsy and cerebral movement disorders. They enable an orthopedically optimal sitting position while allowing involuntary stretching movements.

AKTIVLINE restorations are particularly suitable for patients with

Spasms in extension
Stretch reactions
Pathological movement patterns in global extension
Emprosthotonus and Opisthotonus
Startle response
Startle reactions
Synkinetic stretching movements of the trunk, upper and lower extremities.
Dystonic spasms
Asymmetrical- and symmetrical-tonic neck reflex
Tonic labyrinth reflex

Patients who use AKTIVLINE care or their parents and therapists confirm the following benefits, among others:

Less tension, pain and skin injuries
No slipping out of the fitting due to movement
Preservation of mobility
Improvement of respiration, circulation and digestion
Extension of active sitting time and better posture
Tactile perceptual information remains constant
Reduced repair and conversion times and costs

First contact your specialist, who will issue a prescription for an assistive device if indicated. Together with him and the therapists and medical supply retailers you trust, you then select a suitable fitting.

If you have any questions about this or need a recommendation, we will be happy to assist you.

Please just contact us directly.

Yes. The attending physician is responsible for the provision of assistive devices. It is important that he notes on the prescription that a dynamic seat shell Aktivline is required and specifies as precisely as possible which additional components are needed for the fitting.

Yes. We offer you the opportunity to try out the seat without any obligation. Patients can test whether an AKTIVLINE restoration offers them the desired benefits.

Simply request a test appointment: Try it out now!

In principle, the health insurance funds cover the costs of aids listed in the list of aids of the GKV Spitzenverband (Central Interest Group of the Statutory Health and Long-Term Care Insurance Funds in Germany) if they are indicated.

AKTIVLINE fittings are currently in the registration process for entry in the register of medical aids. This does not preclude the assumption of costs. If indicated, we have had good to very good experience with many of the leading health insurance companies. There may be statutory co-payments that you will have to pay yourself.

If you have any questions about this, we will be happy to advise you in a personal meeting.

Yes, AKTIVLINE restorations are also suitable for adults. The maximum load or the maximum back height of the respective series must be observed.

The AKTIVLINE Standard, for example, is suitable for a maximum load of 80 kg and a back height of 65 cm.

There are almost no limits in the field of custom-made products.

For detailed information, please refer to the technical data of the individual series.

Yes. The AKTIVLINE E-Mobile supply consists of a dynamic and individually adapted seat shell, which is mounted on a standard electric wheelchair with front or center wheel drive.

We work with medical supply stores and orthopedic retailers throughout Germany. We will be happy to recommend a contact person in your area who will provide you with competent advice on an individual AKTIVLINE fitting. Please contact us directly for this purpose.