Many individuals in need of care suffer from pressure ulcers. Conventional positioning systems are either too hard or too soft for the patients, causing skin irritation to develop into pressure ulcers.
Once a pressure ulcer is present, pain management becomes a priority due to the degrees of pain a patient then experiences. People needing a high degree of care often have great pain caused by the pressure of their movement limitations. These individuals need additional movement impulses.
Wheelchair users need a mattress that relieves pressure but still provides a firm base to facilitate transfers. The Wheelchair User Mattress combines both characteristics.
Many children with special needs have sleep disorders or disturbances, affecting parents and other family members.
Children with severe motor limitations need additional movement impulses Severely immobile children or children in coma vigil need additional movement impulses. A balanced ratio between relaxation and movement provides restorative sleep. In addition, risk of pressure ulcers is minimized.