The Blatchford Kato Wheelchair Seating System is a made to measure modular seating system, designed to provide durable postural support. It is made from detailed measurements taken during the clinic assessment, and can include features such as leg length discrepancies.

Features of our KATO Seating System:

  • Easily interfaced into commonly used wheelbases*
  • Swing away lateral supports
  • Medial thigh support (pommel)
  • Built in lateral thigh supports with growth pads
  • Up to 7.5cm seat depth adjustment
  • Up to 5cm back height and seat width adjustment
  • PlatilonĀ® liner
  • Durable vinyl covers
  • Available as a seat or back only
  • Leg length, head support, harness and belt options
  • Removable hip pads for quick width adjustment

    Removable hip pads for quick width adjustment


  • Change to hinged folding back option

    Change to hinged folding back option


  • Swing away lateral supports

    Swing away lateral supports


  • Hardwearing vinyl covers in a range of colours

    Hardwearing vinyl covers in a range of colours


The seat is made from high density, high resilience polyurethane foam and a polypropylene shell to provide posterior support, strength and durability. Other specialist materials such as viscoelastic foams can also be included for increased pressure redistribution, where required.

The highly durable vinyl covers, which can be easily wiped clean, are available in a range of colours. Other cover options are available.

Training is available for services wishing to carry out their own assessments.

Clinical Applications

Kato pink wheelchair seat

The system is suitable for:

  • Children and young adults
  • Postural correction and accommodation
  • Pressure redistribution
  • Leg length discrepancy accommodation
  • Moderate levels of tone
  • Growth adjustment
  • Use as a seat in transportation

*KATO Seating System - Crash tested to ISO 7176-19:2008
*Kato has been designed to be interfaced with most wheelbases. Kato can be used as a seat in transportation when combined with a crash tested wheelbase.

KATO Seating System Documentation

Ordering and Enquiries:

Ordering Kato wheelchair seating from Blatchford is simple and easy. You can contact our Customer Services directly:

Telephone: +44 (0) 114 2637900
Email: [email protected]
Facsimile: +44 (0) 114 2637901
Post: Blatchford Limited, 11 Atlas Way, Atlas North, Sheffield, S4 7QQ.