Varilite Stratus Wheelchair Cushion
The Varilite Stratus Wheelchair Cushion offers skin protection for those at risk of tissue breakdown thanks to the air-foam flotation technology.
Features of the Stratus Cushion:
- The Varilite Stratus Wheelchair Cushion is an ideal low maintenance wheelchair cushion that offers skin protection. The Stratus cushion is ultra-lightweight, helping to reduce energy expenditure and preserve joint integrity as the individual self-propels.
- The Stratus cushion is available with a mesh or water-resistant cover for added peace of mind.
Benefits of the Stratus Cushion:
1. Air-Foam Flotation
Functional areas of the cushion are created by two types of foam; medium foam for the thigh troughs and pelvic bucketing; and firm foam for the perimeter and medial thigh separators.
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
Positioning supports improve stability, which is important for users with compromised sitting balance who transfer frequently. Stratus’ multi-stiffness foam provides support as the user is immersed in the cushion. Medial and lateral supports minimise internal and external lower extremity rotation. Pelvic bucketing helps maintain pelvic position and thigh troughs promote a neutral femoral position.
Stratus foam is bonded to nylon fabric for strength and durability. Stratus fabric is puncture and water resistant.
4. Valve for Adjusting Air Volume
The Stratus uses Varilite’s two-way air valve. Sitting on a fully inflated cushion, the user opens the valve and releases air, closing the valve when sitting on approximately 1/2 inch (13mm) of air and foam.
The Stratus 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. The Stratus cover meets ISO 7176-16 ignition resistance standards for upholstered wheelchair components.
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