Anatomically Intelligent Design™
Sitting on any conventional surface creates substantial pressure on the skin layers beneath the bony protuberances of the hips and tailbone. This persistent pressure can restrict blood flow, which hinders normal metabolism. It can also inflict direct damage on the tissues of the muscle and lower skin layers. These conditions, if not alleviated every few minutes, and especially if combined with some kind of bruising event, can lead to skin integrity breakdown and to dangerous subsequent infection.
The traditional approach to preventing seating problems begins by reducing the pressure with a compressible cushion. The materials typically used in pressure-relieving cushions, however, also act as thermal insulators and retain body heat. Before long (15 - 60 minutes), the retained heat increases the temperature of the skin from its normal level (about 25° C or 72° F) to body temperature (about 37° C or 98° F). At this higher heat level, the demand for circulation is even greater, and the risk of skin breakdown is increased greatly. At the hotter skin temperature, sweat inevitably accumulates. The released moisture and waste products contribute even further to the risk of breakdown.
The AireRx Difference -- Anatomically Intelligent Design™
Our bodies are not designed for prolonged sitting. That’s why AireRx Seating Products are designed to provide greater stability, improved posture and superior pressure distribution when compared to traditional cushion seating solutions. AireRx cushions incorporate unique geometry and utilize variable-density construction technologies. AireRx cushions set a new standard for state-of-the-art support, skin protection, and deliver Cool Comfort to the user.
See for yourself. AireRx cushions look different. The picture below shows an AireRx cushion with the cover removed so that you might more easily appreciate our unique Anatomically Intelligent Design.™
Anatomically Intelligent Design™ delivers important benefits to the user:
- Multi-density construction for better pelvic stability and lateral reach
- Firmer support regions allow easier transfers, improved forward reach
- Improved energy transfer to wheelchair push rims
- Front to rear contours channel fluids down and away from user
- Pressure reduction at high risk areas lowers skin-ulcer risk