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.
Stimulite Contoured Cushion
Designed to provide positioning as well as comfort, the Stimulite Contoured Pediatric cushion has a soft top layer fused to a firmer bottom layer of flexible Stimulite honeycomb. Adductors, abductors and an ischial dish comfortably position the child, while the soft honeycomb cells hold the child securely in place. By providing optimal pressure relief, stability, shear force reduction and ventilation, the cushion helps to protect against pressure injuries. At 2.5" thick and weighing 1 to 2 lbs., the cushion is suitable for all activities and is naturally antibacterial.
Matrx Kid*ab*ra Vi Cushion
Ideal for pediatric users at moderate to high risk for skin breakdown, the Invacare Matrx Kid*ab*ra Vi wheelchair seat cushion was designed with dual-density, high-resiliency foam with a viscoelastic insert for comfort and support. The moisture-resistant, breathable cover protects the foam and can be easily wiped clean — important for busy families on the go.
Axiom SP Visco
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2018:
The Axiom SP Visco (pictured) and SP Fluid, both coded as E2607/8, are available in sizes from 14x14" to 22x20".
Feedback from my customers has been overwhelmingly positive. Sometimes it’s difficult to judge the effectiveness of a seating interface; however, the follow-up comments I received were all good.
— Ralph Booker, ATP, CRTS, National Seating & Mobility
Two groups of air bladders inflate, then slowly deflate in this alternating cushion to stimulate circulation and relieve pressure to skin and underlying tissues. The SofTech Basic cycles every 60 seconds and runs for more than 25 hours per charge. The system is contained inside the cushion, so nothing needs to be mounted on the chair. Operation is easy: just a single power switch. The cushion is available in 16x16", 18x18" and 20x20" widths/depths.
Designed for users at lower risk of pressure injuries, the Stimulite Silver is a ventilated, double-layered cushion for use on a wheelchair, recliner or stadium seat. The cushion self-adjusts by contouring to each person’s anatomy while equalizing pressure across its surface. The footprint of flexible cells stimulates capillary action to keep oxygenated blood in tissues and to combat numbness that can occur when sitting for long periods.