Stimulite Slimline XS Cushion
With a mild contour and profile, Supracor’s Stimulite Slimline cushion is designed for active wheelchair users. Thanks to its two-layer honeycomb construction, the cushion is machine washable and lightweight. Honeycomb cells flex with movement to reduce shear forces, and the interconnected, open-cell design distributes weight evenly while allowing air movement to promote moisture evaporation.
Capable of being built to almost any size, Ride’s Custom cushion is made of a Brock composite material that enables air to circulate to keep skin drier. The cushion offloads at-risk bony prominences and redistributes sitting forces to areas that can tolerate more weight. The result is a higher level of postural control, plus superior skin protection. The E2609 cushion weighs about 3 lbs.
Synergy TRU-Comfort 2
Approved for HCPCS codes E2603 and E2604, this cushion was created for wheelchair users seeking skin protection. The Synergy TRU-Comfort 2 is constructed of viscoelastic foam with a four-way stretch cover. It’s available in widths from 16" to 22" and in depths of 14" to 24". The cushion, which is 3" high, can handle user weight capacities up to 450 lbs.
Matrix Seating USA
Matrix Easy Fit
It’s an integrated cushion and washable custom cover: Matrix’s surface module cushions (pads) spread pressure evenly to allow for excellent airflow and to significantly decrease moisture and heat retention. The thermo-elastic polymer cushion is designed to provide superior pressure relief and shear reduction. A washable, padded cover is available; it secures in place and does not shift around complex curves, yet can be easily removed for cleaning. Grows and adjusts per the client’s needs.
Sunrise Medical (US) LLC
Designed for users at high risk of skin breakdown who also have aggressive positioning needs, the JAY Fusion features a contoured foam base made of closed-cell foam that’s easy to modify at Sunrise or in the field. Additional positioning is provided by the soft, contoured top layer. Femoral transition and rear wall help prevent fluid migration while gently supporting the trochanters and posterior pelvis. With JAY Flow Fluid or ROHO Dry Floatation air inserts to conform to the user’s unique shape.
Vector X with Glide Wear
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2015:
I love the Glide Wear technology. When chosen for the right individual, it’s great to reduce the amount of shear force in the transfer, and I have found it to help the “active” crowd who continually moves and shifts in the chair without pressure relieving. Great cushion, great covers.
— Rob Lins, ATP, RTS, Home MediService Inc., Havre de Grace, Md.
Blue Chip Medical Products Inc.
Gel Pro Elite
A combination of fluidized gel and foam, the Gel Pro Elite car cushion helps to stabilize its user and maintain a proper seated position. The shell is made of high-density foam surrounding a segmented aqueous gel bladder. The bladder’s fluidized gel provides comfort and optimal pressure redistribution, including in areas where skin is close to the bone.
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2015:
Smart Check makes it easy to ensure ROHO single-valve cushions are maintained and set up for maximum skin protection. Not only does this technology use a pre-set range for safe inflation (which was determined by collecting and analyzing data on hundreds of wheelchair users), but it also allows the clinical team to dial in a more precise safe range for individual users. Having this available brings peace of mind to the wheelchair user and also gives clinicians more confidence in prescribing a ROHO cushion — knowing that SmartCheck is taking the guesswork out of achieving proper inflation and immersion.
For users at lower risk for pressure sores, the ventilated, double-layered Stimulite Silver cushion can be used on a wheelchair, recliner or stadium seat to provide comfort, stability and support. It self adjusts by contouring to the user’s anatomy while equalizing pressure across the surface. Perforated honeycomb cells circulate air and evaporate moisture.
Even the best seating system can’t reach its full potential if clients don’t use it properly. ROHO’s new Smart Check system combines with the company’s high- or mid-profile single-valve cushions to help clients and caregivers use air technology to its fullest. Smart Check attaches (shown) to a cushion; then the client presses the unit to assess the cushion’s inflation. Smart Check remembers optimal inflation levels as set by the clinician or ATP, and can be easily reset as the client’s needs change. The client detaches Smart Check after readings are confirmed.