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Since 1998

Life Jacket-Adapted Inc. INTERNATIONAL
We care about people with special needs.

Safe and reliable lifejackets designed for
people of all ages with reduced mobility.



We manufacture Life Vests that are specially designed for Physical Therapy. Our life jackets are part of specialized equipment for rehabilitation programs that meet the needs of each client in hydrotherapy.

Dorsal position Life Jacket
For people with multiple disabilities.

PFD-A Model: adaptative equipment spinal cord life vest aquatics cerebral palsy float vest

Description

The PFD-A is a vest designed for dorsal position.

*As soon as the person is able to put her/himself alone at the vertical on the water, she/he must use the Lj-A model.

“This was the VERY FIRST time in my life that I could swim using both my arms and legs simultaneously. If on my own, I usually swim with mostly my arms and then feel as if I have swallowed so much water that I could have drunk a whole entire lake).
So it has me so excited!”
(Jennifer Zubko, London, Ontario)

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PFD-A Features

  • Stops the tension in the neck.
  • Keeps the user's face out of the water.
  • Protection against the arrival of water in the eyes.
  • Resists to contortions on the sides.
  • Resists back and forth movements.
  • Very stable even in the foetus position.
  • Ergonomic position best for horizontal position.
  • Fast return on the back position.
  • Patent features participate on keeping the face out of the water.
  • No latex.
  • Let the user floats by her/himself: Therapist hands free!
  • Back support.
  • System holds the diaper in place.
  • Adjustment participates in keeping the ears out of the water.

CE approved or EC approved

PFD-A (ou VFi-A en fr): Conformité Européenne
PFD-A : European Conformity
CRITT Laboratory, Chatellerault, France

Upright position Life Jacket
mental or physically challenged.

Lj-A Model:adaptative equipment Treatment programs may integrate using specialized equipment. water therapeutic exercises.

Description

Lj-A supports the upright position for disabled person.

Lj-A is used by all people able to put themselves alone in the vertical on the water. This vest helps at the ventral position. It provides superior stability to the front.

In case where the person suffers from spasms or from underdeveloped bottom part of the body, it is suggested to use the PFD-A model for poly-handicaps.

(…) What a rush!!! I feel totally safe. I am sure that if I needed to have a sleep out there on the Lake I could. This is a wonderful PFD. Worth twice the money, but don't double your price, many individuals could not afford it. I have at least eight other jackets in the basement, all CSA approved, none of them worked.”  (…)
(John Rogers, Former Executive Director Canadian Paraplegic Association, Nova Scotia)

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Lj-A Features

  • Stops the tension of the neck.
  • Keeps the user’s face out of the water.
  • Great performance for a minimum thickness of floats , Patented.
  • Freedom of movements allow moving on water.
  • Double harness distributes tension’s adjustment.
  • Stability on water.
  • Up-right position.
  • Autonomy acquirement of the user.
  • No latex.
  • Let the user floats by her/himself: Therapist hands free!
  • Allows the user to float without assistance: therapists obtain the hands free to give their cares.
  • Possibility to add the Harness Pad or “Cuissard” in french to increase comfort for women and distributes tension’s adjustment between the legs.

CE approved or EC approved

PFD-A (ou VFi-A en fr): Conformité Européenne
PFD-A : European Conformity
CRITT Laboratory, Chatellerault, France

Vertical position Life Jacket
Involuntary movements disorder.

Lj-v Model:adaptative equipment children with severe disabilities

Description

Its ergonomic configuration provides great comfort in the supported vertical position.

The Lj-V model was designed to maintain the vertical position supported foolproof for customers suffering from multi-handicaps. This flotation aid constantly keeps the mouth away from water and maintains the body at the vertical despite a fœtus position, an undeveloped lower body or sudden movements with large contortions…This is the principle of stability of a collar, used here in its full capacity.

“I got a chance to try the jacket yesterday saturday, not for very long, only about 15mn in the water. AND THE JACKET WORKED PERFECTLY !! (…) 
Thank you again for all your help.”

Oula Alaoui 
www.yussuf.org

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Lj-V Features

  • Great performance for a minimum thickness of floats.
  • Neckline 10cm height, keeping the head straight helps to stabilize the position of the person.
  • Soft chin protector band retained by velcro eliminates splashing water.
  • Comfortable Nacelle allowing to vary the distance between the collar and the shoulders or jaws.
  • Four Harnesses tilt adjustment to maintain verticality.
  • Thoracics ensure effective return in vertical position: face has no contact with the water.
  • Strap catch easily accessible.
  • Keeps the user’s face out of the water.
  • Great performance for a minimum thickness of floats.
  • Freedom of movements allow moving on water.
  • Nacelle Harness distributes tension’s adjustment with multiple settings; INCLUDED.
  • Stability on the water.
  • Vertical position.
  • Autonomy acquirement of the user.
  • No latex.
  • Allows the user to float without assistance: therapists obtain free hands to give their cares.
  • Let the user floats by her/himself: Therapist hands free!

CE approved or EC approved

PFD-A (ou VFi-A en fr): Conformité Européenne
PFD-A : European Conformity
CRITT Laboratory, Chatellerault, France

Size Charts

PFD-A Model

| For physically challenged / Horizontal position

SIZE Recommended for: WEIGHT
(lbs)
WEIGHT
(kg)
NECK
(cm)
CHEST MAX
(cm)
Buoyancy (N):
XXS - XS Infant 14 - 30 6 - 14 20 - 25 37 - 60 49
S Child 30 - 40 14 - 21 20 - 33 37 - 74 65
Narrow* Slender & Teenager 40 - 90 18 - 41 28 - 38 38 - 97 83
M* Small Adult 40 - 90+ 18 - 41+ 29 - 39 54 - 100 93
L Adult 90 - 190 41 - 86 32 - 45 68 - 115 154

* max height 142cm/56in

Lj-A Model

| Disabled people / Upright position

SIZE Recommended for: WEIGHT
(lbs)
WEIGHT
(kg)
NECK
(cm)
CHEST MAX
(cm)
Buoyancy:
XXS Infant 18 - 30 8 - 14 30 - 38 25 - 108 69
XS Child 30 - 45 14 - 21 30 - 38 25 - 112 77
S Child 45 - 70 21 - 32 32 - 40 38 - 114 87
M Teenager 70 - 100 32 - 45 32 - 44 38 - 129 119
L Adult 100-145 45 - 65 32 - 44 40 - 129 134
XL Adult 145-250 65 - 115 41 - 58 54 - 150 165

Lj-A Harness Pad

SIZE Recommended for: WEIGHT
(lbs)
WEIGHT
(kg)
NECK
(cm)
CHEST MAX
(cm)
Buoyancy:
S Women 18 - 70 8 - 32 - - -
M Women 70 - 250 32 - 115 - - -

Lj-V Model

| For physically challenged / Vertical position / People with high hyperextension

SIZE Recommended for: WEIGHT
(lbs)
WEIGHT
(kg)
NECK
(cm)
CHEST MAX
(cm)
Buoyancy:
XS Child 30 - 45 12 - 21 24 - 40 35 - 129 152
S Child & Teenager 45 - 75 21 - 34 24 - 40 35 - 129 179
M Teenager & Adult 75 - 145 34 - 65 31 - 46 35 - 129 207

Award-winning Life jackets

Our life jackets won prestigious international prizes.

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  1. Gold Medal with special mention from the jury at the Geneva International Invention Fair
  2. The Portuguese Coastal Guard Award, an important recognition in the maritime field
  3. The Quebec Entrepreneurship contest, creative section
  4. Medal of the European Federation of Sports Medicine Association (SFMS). At the Paris International Fair
  5. Gold Medal at the Paris International Fair
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