Krabat Pirat

In short

Krabat Pirat is a floating aid that gives the child new opportunities to be independent in the water and that stimulates the child’s self-activity. With either trousers or a strap around the thighs and back, the child is placed in a safe and engaging position from standing to laying down on his/her stomach. This allows the child to be active and provides good opportunities for interaction with other children and adults.

The product strengthens the neck/back, muscles, leg movements, head and neck control, and provides stability in the trunk of the body. Krabat Pirat has been developed with the idea of giving children the feeling of joy, progression and mastering. The floating aid is suitable for children at all levels of functioning.

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Krabat Pirat is crafted from of solid materials that do not rust. As a result, it can be used in a swimming pool, freshwater and salt water. The child lays on a board that is padded with soft and good quality material. The angle between the child and water can be adjusted infinitely, also while the child is laying on the board in the water. This makes it easy to find a position that the child likes. It is also possible to adjust how deep in the water the child shall be.

The floating aid is available in two different sizes. The difference between the two sizes is the size and shape of the board in wich the child lays on. The frame and floating element are identical for both sizes. Size 1 is normally suitable for children from approximately ages 2-8, while size 2 is suitable for children from approximately 8-15 years. It is possible to use either trousers or straps around the thighs on both sizes of board to secure the child. The trousers and straps are also available in two sizes. Using straps around the thighs instead of trousers gives better abduction, and may be particularly suitable for spastic children with tight adductors.

Head control is not required to use Krabat Pirat. The front float functions as a head support. Additional head supports are available and these are assembled between the board and the front float. Extremely restless children may require an elastic strap across their back to prevent them from falling off the sides or backwards.

A bag is available as an optional accessory. This has shoulder straps so both hands are free. The bag is perforated so that Krabat Pirat can dry off in the bag. The bag also has large pockets for bathing clothes

Anatomical benefits

With Krabat Pirat the carer is given more freedom to interact with the child, such as eye-to-eye contact, encouragement and play. The product also provides the carer better opportunities for training and therapy with the child because it is not necessary to spend time and energy on keeping the child afloat in the water or being concerned about safety. The child is safe while laying in Krabat Pirat, and the product is also extremely stable

Product

In action

Swimming

Krabat Pirat

Krabat Pirat is crafted from of solid materials that do not rust

Krabat Pirat

The trousers and straps are available in two sizes

Activity

Idea of giving children the feeling of joy, progression and mastering

Interact

The carer is given more freedom to interact with the child

Movement

The floating aid is suitable for children at all levels of functioning

Krabat Pirat in use

Size 1

Width of the board; 23 cm

Size 2

Width of the board; 28 cm

Board angle

Easy adjusted in the water

Trousers size 1

Trousers size 1

Thigh straps size 1

Thigh straps size 1

Trousers size 2

Trousers size 2

Thigh straps size 2

Thigh straps size 2

Back strap

Back strap

Head support

Head support

Transportation

Easy to carry

Technical drawing

Illustration Measurement Description Size 1 Size 2
Technical A Total width 104 cm 104 cm
B Total length 94 cm 94 cm
C Width of the board 23 cm 28 cm
D Length of the board 25 cm 35 cm
E Adjustment interval 0 to 90 degrees 0 to 90 degrees
F Water depth 14 to 30 cm 17 to 40 cm
Weight 2.8 kg 3.0 kg
Age Approx. 2-8 years Approx. 8-15 years
Max. weight of user 70 kg 70 kg

Article numbers

Krabat nr Article Image
600-1001 Krabat Pirat, size 1, complete
600-1002 Krabat Pirat, size 2, complete
600-2021 Adjustment strap
600-2022 Bag
600-2020 Back strap
600-2030 Board Krabat Pirat, size 1
600-2031 Board Krabat Pirat, size 2
600-1024 Cover Head Support
600-1023 Float cover
600-1011 Head support
600-2026 Padding size 1
600-2027 Padding size 2
600-2018 Thigh strap, size 1
600-2019 Thigh strap, size 2
600-2016 Trousers, size 1
600-2017 Trousers, size 2
600-2034 Upholstry Krabat Pirat, size 1
600-2035 Upholstry Krabat Pirat, size 2