NXT Armadillo Adjustable Wheelchair Backrest

  • QuickFit installation hardware
  • Mounting system
  • Aluminum modular shell
  • Breathable fabric cover


The NXT Armadillo wheelchair back support has a three-section modular shell designed to adjust to fit the unique contour of the user’s spine and is 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 back support 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 positioning of the pelvis, 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).
  • An adjustable bottom plate offers individualized pelvic support at the PSIS.

What’s included

  • Lightweight aluminum 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 & options

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

NXT seating hardware

  • Quick fit mount
  • Two-point fixed mount
  • Two-point micro mount
  • Four-point fixed mount

SMARTGEL cushion layer

SmartGEL and smartx3D – The perfect combinaton

The combination of NXT’s smartx3D fabric and smartGEL foam provides the ultimate 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 wheelchair back support specifications – inch (cm)


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 – this will be done by your care team 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.

Armadillo Long Version

Our incredibly unique NXT Armadillo Back Support now offers a Tall version. This multi-adjustable postural back support features a three-section modular shell that is designed to adjust to the unique contour of the user’s spine.

The Armadillo is now available in a 20″ tall back support.

  • The taller back allows users to use the Armadillo with Tilt Chairs
  • Allows more flexibility to address different users needs and body types
  • Highly Flexible and customizable back support

Armadillo now offers an Optional Side Lateral Contour which provides an additional 2″ of lateral contour support.


  • NMAPSB14 – Optima Armadillo Back – Fits Width: 14″, 15″, 16″ / 35, 38, 40cm
  • NMAPSB16 – Optima Armadillo Back – Fits Width: 16″, 17″, 18″ / 40, 43, 45cm
  • NMAPSB18 – Optima Armadillo Back – Fits Width: 18″, 19″, 20″ / 45, 48, 50cm
  • NMAPSB20 – Optima Armadillo Back – Fits Width: 20″, 21″, 22″ / 50, 53, 55cm
  • NMAPSB22 – Optima Armadillo Back – Fits Width: 22″, 23″, 24″ / 55, 58, 60cm
  • NMAPSB24 – Optima Armadillo Back – Fits Width: 24″, 25″ / 60, 63cm


  • NMAPSBC14 – Replacement Cover / Foam For NMAPSB14
  • NMAPSBC16 – Replacement Cover / Foam For NMAPSB16
  • NMAPSBC18 – Replacement Cover / Foam For NMAPSB18
  • NMAPSBC20 – Replacement Cover / Foam For NMAPSB20
  • NMAPSBC22 – Replacement Cover / Foam For NMAPSB22
  • NMAPSBC24 – Replacement Cover / Foam For NMAPSB24

Head Support

NXT Multifit Head Support

  • NIB-0708 – Head support offset bracket (old style)
  • NIB-0725 – Head support replacement locking handle, each
  • NIB-0747 – nxt MultiFit Head Support Hardware
  • NIB-0784 – nxt MultiFit Head Support Pad – Large
  • NIB-0785 – nxt MultiFit Head Support Pad – Multi-adjustable head support with contoured pad. 9″x5″ / 23x13cm
  • NIB-0818 – nxt MultiFit Head Support Pad – Extra Large
  • NIB-0823 – Head support replacement mounting hardware, each
  • NIB-0824 – Head support replacement collar l, each
  • NIB-1176 – Head support offset bracket (New style, for optima series)
  • NIB-1200 – nxt MultiFit Head Support Hardware – Universal head support adapter
  • NIB-1210 – nxt MultiFit Head Support Flip-Back Kit
  • NIB-1306 – nxt MultiFit Head Support Hardware – Head support flip back assembly