Custom Seating

Shape Carved Foam Seating

What You Need to Know

What You Need to Know

What You Need to Know

Personalised Clinical Assessment

Our seating team of clinical professionals, consisting of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Rehabilitation Engineers, are known for their experience and expertise within the field of custom seating.

We aim to design and manufacture SHAPE Carved Foam Seating Systems to offer maximum comfort and functionality, this is achieved by completing a thorough clinical and environmental assessment.

A physical evaluation is also completed and includes : joint movement and range, sitting balance, alignment and flexibility of the spinal column including the head and neck.

Many other individual practical needs and restrictions are also taken into consideration at this stage, such as skin condition, pain, spasticity, vision, reflexes, eating needs, toileting needs, breathing, transfer methods, communication needs and other factors that affect positioning.

If you believe you would benefit from a custom moulded seat, we can provide a complete service from assessment to delivery. Contact us via the enquiry form or at to book an appointment. Alternatively, please speak to your Wheelchair Service representative.

What You Need to Know

Superior Foam

Ottobock are manufacturers of high quality foams, which promote pressure relief and comfort in the seating industry.

Ottobock foams are known within the market for their superior pressure relieving technologies and longevity of use.

SHAPE custom seating has been manufactured using computerised carving techniques for over 20 years therefore we have unrivalled experience within the field. This is displayed in the quality of our finished seats and the unmatched surface finish of our Carved Foam Seating Systems.

Our Foam Carved Seating System is ideal for those who have experienced pressure issues yet still require postural support.

What You Need to Know

Customisable Design

SHAPE Carved Foam seat can be made in a number of foam densities, depending on your needs. It is also possible to use different foams in one seating system to customise the contours to your requirements.

Areas of support can be built in using firmer foams in the thoracic regions.

All our seats are supplied with two sets of fabric covers and a pelvic positioning belt. We have a range of chest harnesses, headrests and footrests. For those that require additional support we offer the ability to custom design any of these components.

The final seat is designed to suit your clinical and environmental needs, we aim to make the seat as compact, stable and secure as possible.

This seat is extremely easy to interface to a number of commonly used wheelbases and can be made in one or two piece aluminium or plastic shells.

Technical Info

Technical Info

  • High Quality Pressure Relieving Supportive Foam

  • Range of Foam Densities Available

  • Potential to ‘Mix and Match’ Foams in one Seat

  • Foams are coated in a water resistant coating

  • Maximum pressure redistribution

  • Custom moulded to suit your body shape and needs

  • Optimal combination of postural support and sitting tolerance

  • Available as seat or back only, or as a full system

  • Outer shells made in Aluminium for increased strength and durability with colour options

  • Washable covers available in a number of fabrics and colours

  • Incontinence resistant covers available

  • Available in one or two piece shell

  • Outer shells available in one piece, separate back and base and with bespoke options

  • Available with various foam density combinations seamlessly integrated

  • Available in a large range of fabrics and finishes

  • Fits most wheelchairs and is available with a wide range of accessories

  • Available with Wheelair integrated fan cooling system

  • Manufactured in the UK

  • Available in one or two piece shell

  • Easily interfaced to the most commonly used wheelbases

  • Suitable for transportation on an Ottobock Discovery wheelbase

  • Available with a range of Accessories – Headrests, Harnesses, Footplates

Our Custom Contoured Seats can be fitted to the majority of wheelbases, please view our range of Kids and Adult wheelchairs.

Online Spare Parts Ordering

Online Spare Parts Ordering

Ottobock offer an online shop for a fast and efficient way of ordering spare parts for a wide range of our mobility products - our Online Spare Parts Catalogue.



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Contact Us

Get in touch

Thank you for your interest in Ottobock.

If you can’t find the information you need on our website, please send us an enquiry, we answer every email personally and we aim to respond within 24 hours (Mon-Fri).

Alternatively, you can call us on: +44 (0) 1784 744900.