The majority of pressure sores can be attributed to the lack of fresh blood flow to soft tissues, particularly tissue surrounding bony extrusions such as the spine, ischial tuberosities, or coccyx. Our cushions combat the effects by introducing movement.
For decades, one of the best ways to relieve pressure was to regularly “lift and shift” one’s body weight to promote circulation, and the addition of tilt functionality to wheelchairs also aided in weight distribution. Today, our cushions take this concept and, rather than moving the user, move the surface they are sitting on to distribute the pressure using a patented alternating-air system.
The Ease alternating air system starts with two staggered sets of air bladders that run laterally across the cushion (to prevent leaning left or right). A microprocessor-controlled valve regulates the pressure between these bladders, changing the amount of pressure in the respective bladders to create movement under the user. The process inflates the first set of bladders for 3 minutes. After this period the bladders are brought to equal pressure for 3 minutes, creating a “level” surface. Finally, the 2nd set of bladders inflate and hold for 3 minutes before being brought back to equal pressure, and restarting the cycle.
The alternating movement of the Ease system, combined with up to 70 hours of battery life, provides all-day comfort by automatically changing the points of pressure underneath the user. This technology aids in creating movement, especially helpful for those who inconsistently carry out a pressure relief program. If you have any questions, feel free to call our toll-free number found at the bottom of the page.
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Ease Alternating Pressure Seat Cushion products are designed to increase seating comfort and promote movement with its "alternating pressure" capabilities. This product is not designed to diagnose or treat any medical condition, and has not been tested by the FDA. Testimonials on this site are actual customers' experiences, in their own words, and are used with permission. Your results may vary.
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