The VARILITE Zoid is the low-profile cushion of choice for active wheelchair users at moderate risk of tissue breakdown.
Therapists recommend the Zoid for individuals who need a low profile, tapered cushion without a medial thigh separator. Athletes value its lightweight design and vibration impact dampening. On the court. On the track. On the trail.
VARILITE Air-Foam Floatation, coupled with multi-stiffness foam, delivers superior pressure distribution. Functional areas of the Zoid are created by three types of foam: soft foam for the decubitus-sensitive area of the Its; medium foam for the thigh trough and pelvic bucketing; and firm foam for the perimeter.
Tapered design, low profile, stability, comfort, and simplicity have made the Zoid the preferred performance cushion for active wheelchair users. Ultralightweight, its tapered shape makes it ideal for rigid chairs, and its cover is designed to protect the thighs of users with tight hamstrings or who tuck their legs under their chair.
Air and Foam floatation
Functional areas of the cushion are created by three types of foam: soft foam for the decubitus-sensitive area of the Its; medium foam for main seat support area; and firm foam for the perimeter.
Bonding Zoid foam to coated fabric makes the cushion hold air. A valve releases air to immerse the user in the foam, the foam conforms to the user, and the user’s weight is distributed over the surface of the cushion.
Independent research has shown VARILITE air-foam floatation to be the #1 impact and vibration dampening technology (RESNA 2000).
Extra-firm, beveled foam increases lateral stability and sitting balance, while a large ischial pan protects the pelvis in both anterior and posterior pelvic tilt positions. There’s no medial thigh separator, so lower extremities can drift naturally into midline for better fit in a tapered chair.
Fabric Two types of fabric are bonded to Zoid foam. Four-way-stretch knit is used on the top for maximum conformity during immersion, and nylon fabric is used on the bottom for added strength and durability. Both fabrics are puncture and water resistant.
Stylish and functional. Four-way-stretch mesh fabric wraps around the front edge to eliminate seams. Reticulated foam inside promotes air exchange and improves pressure distribution. The underside is a rugged nonslip material with hook and loop for added security. Zoid cover meets ISO 7176-16 ignition resistance standards for upholstered wheelchair components. Machine washable."