Therapists recommend the Reflex for clients who are at moderate risk of skin breakdown. Therapists value the Reflex because the set amount of immersion conforms to the client’s body, providing comfort and added stability. Reflex is ideal for nursing homes, hospitals and other clinical environments where an effective, low-maintenance skin protection wheelchair cushion is required. Users and caregivers appreciate Reflex’s ease of use.
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Designed to redistribute pressure to assist in the prevention of pressure injuries, the Gel-U-Seat cushion incorporates high-density foam encapsulating a dual-chamber gel bladder for patient comfort. A water-resistant, low-shear stretch nylon cover with tie straps secures the cushion to the wheelchair. Sizes range from 16x16" to 24x18"; all sizes of this cushion are 3" in height.
Contour Products’ “three in one” Kabooti donut seat cushion is designed to provide relief from long hours of sitting, as well as other conditions such as hemorrhoids, tailbone injuries, pregnancy relief/post-natal recovery, and post-surgery recoveries. Kabooti’s design includes a generous coccyx cutout and seating wedge shape. The cushion includes a removable, washable, two-way-stretch cover.
The new Custom AccuSoft is ideal for users looking for an accurately fit custom seating solution with a softer, more forgiving sitting surface. This cushion is made specifically to match each individual’s unique shape. Choose from two foams: soft or extra soft. Ride CAM Wedges can be used to adjust cushion contours to accommodate weight change, tissue atrophy, and postural changes. The E2609 cushion can be built to virtually any size.
This E2603-coded wheelchair cushion is 16x18x3". It is made of durable polyurethane foam with a gel insert. Its construction method provides the comfort and stability of foam, with the additional pressure relief and cooling properties of gel. The cover is a moisture-proof nylon fabric with skin protection, and a moisture-wicking ability to keep consumers’ skin dry and comfortable for extended periods of sitting.
Essence SPP Cushion
The Essence SPP features lateral and pre-ischial shelf contours; a high-density, specially formulated foam base; and coccyx and sacral relief. The Coolcore cover is standard on the Essence SPP cushion with a four-way-stretch poly liner being optional. The Essence SPP comes with optional contour wedges for better positioning in the pelvic region in .5" and 1.5" heights. The Essence SPP cushion is coded E2607 and E2608 and is currently available in the following sizes: 16x16", 16x18", 18x16", 18x18", 18x20", 20x18" and 20x20". Plus, 22" widths will be launching soon in depths of 20", 22" and 24".
SofTech is an automatic therapeutic cushion built to prevent and treat existing pressure sores. SofTech changes pressure distribution 60 times per hour, replacing the need for manual pressure lifts. Each cushion is custom made to the needs of the client and can offload directly under an existing pressure ulcer while stimulating circulation throughout the posterior. System components are integrated into the cushion base, so there is no separate control box to mount. SofTech operates via Bluetooth wireless technology and features a redundant power switch on the side of the cushion.
Meridian is made for clients at high risk of tissue breakdown and a high level of positioning needs. Therapists recommend the Meridian for clients with motor and neurological dysfunction due to spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy or brain injury. Therapists value the integral pre-ischial ridge and wedge effect created by the Meridian’s dual chambers. Users value its low weight, comfort and ease of use: No pumps or accessories. No kneading or manipulation. Exceptional pressure distribution, positioning stability, comfort and simplicity make the Meridian VARILITE’s most advanced skin protection cushion.
The APK2 cushion is an automatic therapeutic cushion purpose built to prevent and treat existing pressure injuries. This cushion changes pressure distribution 60 times per hour, replacing manual pressure lifts. Each cushion is custom made to the specific needs of the client, including offloading directly under an existing pressure ulcer while stimulating circulation throughout the posterior. The APK2 controller weighs only 2.2 lbs and includes a canvas cover. Choose from three cushion firmnesses. Optional features include a Bluetooth wireless remote control and a moisture control fan integrated into the cushion.
With mild to moderate skin protection and a design that emphasizes comfort and prevention of sliding, Ride Designs’ Forward wheelchair seat cushion can be a great intervention for growing kids, seniors or clients who have sustained a stroke, brain injury or incomplete spinal cord injury.
The Forward’s design surrounds the pelvis with supportive contours while reducing pressure around at-risk bony prominences. The result is improved postural control without compromising skin protection. The cushion is made to help keep hips level and positioned at the back of the chair, which can enhance the wheelchair user’s seated stability. Now the Forward cushion is available in four additional sizes — 14x18", 15x15", 15x17" and 17x17" — in response to industry demand.