Varilite Solo Wheelchair Cushion
The Varilite Solo wheelchair cushion offers excellent pressure distribution, positioning stability, comfort and simplicity, making it a versatile and effective wheelchair cushion.
- The three types of foam used in the Solo PSV (Pressure-Setting Valve) provide specific support where it is needed and the PSV makes the cushion adjustment automatic, which encourages client compliance.
- The Solo is available with a mesh or incontinence cover with breathable four-way stretch material. Reticulated foam inside promotes air exchange and improves pressure distribution. The underside is a rugged non-slip material with hook and loop for added security.
Features & Benefits of the Solo Cushion:
1. Air-Foam Flotation
Functional areas of the cushion are created by three types of foam: soft foam for the decubitis-sensitive area of the ITs; medium foam for the thigh trough, pelvic bucketing and pre-ischial ridge; and firm foam for the perimeter and medial thigh separator.
Bonding the 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 users weight is distributed over the surface of the cushion.
2. Positioning Supports
The Solo Cushion’s multi-stiffness foam provides support as the user immerses in the cushion. Medial and lateral supports minimise lower extremity rotation. Pelvic bucketing and a pre-ischial ridge help maintain pelvic position. Thigh troughs promote a neutral femoral position.
Solo foam is bonded to puncture and water resistant nylon fabric for strength and durability.
4. Valve for Adjusting Air Volume
The Solo uses Varilite’s revolutionary new Pressure Setting Valve. The Solo is also available with the traditional two-way Varilite valve. Sitting on a fully inflated cushion the user opens the valave and releases air, closing the valve when sitting on approximately 1/2 inch (13mm) of air and foam.
The Solo is available with a mesh or incontinence cover with breathable four-way stretch material. Reticulated foam inside promotes air exchange and improves pressure distributions. The Solo cover meets ISO 7176-16 ignition resistance standards for upholstered wheelchairs.
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