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Stimulite Classic Wheelchair Cushion
Stimulite Classic Wheelchair Cushion

Stimulite Classic Wheelchair Cushion

Your Price: $329.95
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Part Number:101796

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CL1416, CL1616, CL1618, CL1816, CL1818, CL1820, CL2016

Stimulite® Classic Wheelchair Cushion

Designed for people who are at high risk for pressure sores, the Stimulite Classic cushion provides excellent pressure relief,unsurpassed comfort and exceptional stability. Weighing only 3 pounds, three layers of Stimulite honeycomb (each a different firmness) enable bony protuberances to sink freely into the2-3/4-inch thick, ventilated cushion while supporting the surrounding anatomy. Firmer honeycomb functions as internal side bolsters for greater lateral support.

Stimulite...The Intelligent Support Surface

  • What is Stimulite: A flexible form of aerospace honeycomb that is fusion bonded without adhesives, retaining all the benefits of the base material.

  • What is Stimulite made of?: Thermoplastic urethane, a flexible and resilient material that is non-toxic and safe for the body and the environment. The same material can be found in wound dressings and heart valves.

  • How does Stimulite work?: Stimulite’s flexible cellular matrix consists of alternating thick-and thin-walled cells that flex when compressed to relieve pressure. When sitting on a Stimulite cushion, the compressed cells radiate outwards to surround and support the anatomy. The “footprint” of the flexible cells stimulates capillary action, bringing more blood to tissue for healthier skin.

  • What makes Stimulite's ventilation system so unique?: Most cushions and support surfaces address the microclimate through the cover material. But research has proven this to be ineffective in controlling heat and humidity. Each cell of Stimulite honeycomb is perforated to allow air to flow both vertically and horizontally, keeping the body temperature from rising and preventing humidity. To complete the ventilation system, our covers are made of natural, breathable fabrics that work with the honeycomb to wick away moisture and minimize sweat.

  • Are Stimulite Cushions adjustable?: Stimulite cushions self-adjust to the user by contouring to each individual’s anatomy while equalizing pressure across their surface.

Supracor Total Pressure Management:

  • Maceration Resistance: Skin maceration is softening of the skin as a result of continual exposure to heat and bodily fluids or moisture. Severely softened or macerated skin is less tolerant of pressure and can lead to breakdown. Stimulite® honeycomb is perforated, enabling air to circulate and moisture to evaporate which helps maintain skin integrity and keep the body at ambient temperature. All of our Stimulite products are machine washable and dryer safe, making it easy to maintain good skin hygiene.

  • Pressure Relief plus Positioning: Honeycomb's cellular structure provides uniform load distribution and extraordinary comfort. Stimulite honeycomb relieves pressure by distributing it away from hot spots. As a result, bony protuberances "feel" the same pressure as the surrounding anatomy. The honeycomb cells conform to body shape, and distribute weight over a much wider area than conventional products comprised of foam, gel and air. Additionally, Stimulite honeycomb stabilizes any position due to the axial buttressing of the honeycomb cell walls perpendicular to the anatomy. As an added health benefit, the honeycomb cells flex and compress with movement, stimulating blood flow to enhance circulation.

  • Shear Force Reduction: The horizontal stiffness of a material determines both its shear resistance and stability. Too much stiffness increases shear forces, while too little decreases stability. Stimulite honeycomb minimizes shearing without sacrificing stability. The honeycomb cells align themselves axially to the body, flex with movement to reduce shear forces against the skin and then instantaneously resume their original shape.

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