Kymberly Martin

New Recliner Support System from Special Tomato

Special Tomato has done it again! The design team at Special Tomato consistently brings creative innovation to the table as they work to improve the lives of people with special needs. Research and development of the Special Tomato Recliner Support System (RSS), the first of its kind, is no exception.


The Special Tomato Recliner Support System has been designed to drape over and be secured to a piece of ordinary reclining household furniture. The RSS offers a firm yet comfortable platform for positioning the hips and pelvis, the cornerstone of proper body alignment. The adjustable 5-Point Chest Harness and 3-Point Pelvic Harness safely maintain a stable well aligned position of the trunk and pelvis. The adjustable height headrest promotes a midline position of the head. The leg supports discourage excessive adduction/abduction and rotation of the hips and hyperextension of the knees. The easy to clean drape is secured to protect furniture. The whole RSS System attaches with four padded straps and will work with most recliner brands. (Note: Recliner is NOT included).

Do you think more support is needed? The Special Tomato Soft-Touch Liners can be integrated into this system. These contoured seat and back cushions enhance lateral (side) support and improve comfort. A new Soft-Touch Liner Hip-Flex Seat has been specifically designed and shaped for the RSS with a “living hinge” to comfortably move with and support the body as it reclines. Soft-Touch Hip-Flex Seat & Back Liner sizes 2 through 5 fit on the RSS, that’s 10” to 16”W.

The RSS is completely portable and easy to store. It folds and clips like a suit bag with a handle which can hang from a standard coat hook, on the back of a wardrobe door or wall and weighs only 4.5 Kgs.


Is this product right for you?

  • An ideal platform to build a customised system of postural support for a household recliner
  • Easily and securely attaches to most brands of reclining furniture
  • Easy to clean recliner drape and padded attachment straps protect furniture
  • Appropriate for individuals with moderate to significant physical involvement
  • Appropriate for preschool age children through to adults (35″-74″)
  • Includes harness for children and adults, adjustable head and leg supports.

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