The SofTech from Aquila Corporation, headquartered in Holmen, Wis, is a customized, alternating pressure sore treatment cushion that works to reverse the damage caused by constant pressure to skin and tissue and is designed to change its pressure distribution 60 times per hour. This automatic action simulates manual pressure lifts, which are essential for preventing pressure injury and treating existing pressure injury. SofTech system components are integrated into the cushion so there is no separate controller to mount. Made for use by adults of any weight, the SofTech features Bluetooth wireless technology and three firmness selections to help achieve an exceptional level of personalized comfort. Aquila Corporation builds SofTech cushions to offload under sore locations regardless of location or size of the sore. An optional integrated cooling fan helps keep skin dry to facilitate healing. Each cushion is custom built per the requirements of each client and includes a custom inflation range based on client weight. Among the features included with this product are a custom bladder layout, custom pumping configuration based on weight and size, and custom sizes. HCPCS Code: E2609. MSRP is $4300, and accessories include an incontinent cover and a moisture control fan. A 12-month warranty extension can be purchased.
The APK2 from Aquila Corporation is a customized, alternating cushion designed to treat pressure sores that are caused by constant pressure to skin and tissue. The cushion changes pressure distribution 60 times per hour. This automatic action simulates manual pressure lifts, which are essential for preventing pressure sores. The APK2 features three firmness selections for an excellent level of personalized comfort. Aquila Corporation has designed these cushions to offload under sore locations regardless of location or size of the sore. An optional integrated cooling fan helps keep skin dry to facilitate healing. Each cushion is custom built according to the requirements of each client and includes a custom inflation range based on client weight. Made for use by adults of any weight, the APK2 features a custom bladder layout, custom pumping configuration based on weight and size, and custom sizes. HCPCS Code: E2609. MSRP is $3900. Accessories for this product include an incontinent cover, moisture control fan, and lumbar pad. An optional 12-month warranty extension can also be purchased.
Product(s): Axiom Cushions, which include the Axiom G, Axiom P, Axiom S, Axiom SP-Fluid, and Axiom SP-Visco
Cushions from Ki Mobility feature hexagonal foam shapes in the well and pre-contouring the foam, which reduces surface tension and increases envelopment around the ischia and coccyx. By using a four-way stretch cover surface tension is reduced, providing better immersion into the well. Axiom G, P, S = The base of Axiom G, Axiom P and Axiom S are constructed with high-IFD pre-contoured polyurethane foam. The cover is constructed with a 4-way stretch, a water-resistant, pleated top layer with a skid-resistant bottom panel, and high denier side panels. All elements of the material work to provide a long-lasting, comfortable, functional product. Axiom SP = The base is constructed with foam that has a high IFD and density. The dual-density polyurethane foam base offers firm support in the lower layer with a durable comfort layer on top. The outer cover features a microclimatic spacer fabric layer with a horseshoe design around the well for layer reduction, allowing the foam insert to rest directly beneath the pleated four-way stretch Lycra cover to reduce surface tension. The inner cover features a pleated four-way stretch material with a self-sealing zipper made to be water resistant and easy to clean. Axiom SP-Visco = Viscoelastic Foam and foam that has a high IFD and density. Axiom SP-Fluid = Hydrolite Fluid Bladder and foam that has a high IFD and density. The cushions feature a pre-contoured shape designed with Georgia Tech to optimize cushion shapes so they fit a wide range of sizes and needs; high-quality materials such as foams with high IFD and density foam and lightweight and non-temperature-sensitive fluid that contribute to a long-lasting, comfortable, and functional product; and a cover design with a minimalist look and feel, with features such as zipper pulls with a stow-away pocket, water-resistant zippers and high-denier fabrics. Axiom cushion covers are designed to be functional and attractive. HCPCS codes: Axiom G – E2601/E2602; Axiom P- E2603/ E2604; Axiom S – E2605/ E2606; Axiom SP-Fluid – E2607/ E2608; Axiom SP-Visco – E2607/ E2608. The company offers inner and outer covers and solid seat inserts.
Motion Concepts LP
Product(s): Invacare Matrx Libra Cushion; Invacare Matrx Vi/Kid*ab*ra Cushion; Invacare Matrx PS Cushion; Invacare Matrx PSP Cushion
Motion Concepts LP’s cushions include the following: Libra – Molded foam with Fluid sac overlay; Matrx Vi/Kid*ab*ra – Three-layer molded foam – firm HR bottom layer, viscoelastic ischial relief area, soft HR top layer; PS – Molded HR foam with waffled ischial relief area; PSP – Molded HR foam with waffled ischial relief area and molded-in polymer. Features: Libra – Highest level adjustable skin protection and positioning designed even for those with existing skin breakdown, low profile, maintenance free, non-temperature sensitive, exceptional stability; Vi/Kid*ab*ra – Moderate to High level skin protection and positioning, no maintenance, good stability, lightweight; PS – Positioning cushion with moderate skin protection, extremely lightweight, no maintenance, excellent stability; PSP – Positioning cushion with moderate to high-level skin protection, extremely lightweight, no maintenance, excellent stability. These cushions are designed for use by Pediatric to Bariatric persons. Libra – 14″ w – 20″ w with 300-lb weight capacity to Heavy-Duty sizes 21″ w – 24″ w with 500-lb weight capacity; Vi/Kid*ab*ra – 12″ w & 14″ w with 150-lb weight capacity; Standard sizes 14″ w – 20″ w with 300-lb weight capacity; Heavy-Duty sizes 21″ w- 30″ w with 600-lb weight capacity; PS – Pediatric sizes 8″ w – 14″ w with 150-lb weight capacity; Standard sizes 16″ w – 20″ w, with 300-lb weight capacity; Heavy-Duty sizes up to 30″ w with 600-lb weight capacity; PSP – Pediatric sizes 10″ w – 14″ w with 150-lb weight capacity; Standard sizes 14″ w – 20″ w, with 300-lb weight capacity. All cushions include rear cushion radius and waterfall front edge for positioning and pressure redistribution. All models combine immersion, off-loading, and envelopment with contouring and material combinations (HR foam, visco-elastic foam, silicone fluid, polymer). Libra – This design incorporates immersion, off-loading and envelopment, 3 chamber fluid sac, silicone fluid requires zero kneading or maintenance; Vi/Kid*ab*ra – targeted viscoelastic ischial relief area, bariatric sizes up to 30″ wide with 600-lb weight capacity; PS – Molded in waffled ischial relief zone, cushion extremely lightweight (adult sizes approximately 2 lbs). The reversible cover can be used fabric side out or wipe off side out bariatric sizes up to 30″ wide with 600-lb weight capacity; PSP – Molded in waffled ischial relief zone and molded-in polymer layer for shear reduction and skin protection, lightweight (adult sizes approx 2 lbs), Reversible cover can be used fabric side out or wipe off side out bariatric sizes up. HCPCS codes: Libra – E2624/25; Vi/Kid*ab*ra – E2607/08; PS – E2605/06; PSP – E2607. MSRP: Libra – $485/$595; Vi/Kid*ab*ra – $425/$625; PS – $345/$545; PSP – $395. Additional parts, service, or accessories: Pelvic obliquity kit for PS, PSP and Vi/Kid*ab*ra, cover options on pediatric sizes; Libra Fit Kit accessories for Libra, Spacetex breathable cover, Infection control cover.
PinDOT Custom Seating
Product(s): PinDot Customized Specialized Molded Seating Systems
The CLIP, “Color Laser Imaging by Pin Dot,” puts the process of custom mold image capturing in the clinician’s hands using a laser camera attached to a tablet to scan and capture the shape and send it to PinDot. PinDot custom molded seating are highly customized and specialized seating systems. These systems are designed to meet the needs of the most profound seating and positioning challenges. As a fully customized seating system designed specifically for each end user, PinDot utilizes combinations of foam, gel, and air technologies for support, pressure distribution, and comfort. Both seat and back platforms may be constructed using either plywood or aluminum base materials to build upon. Plywood base materials also incorporate “T” nuts that are fastened to the wood and used in the attachment installation of all hardware. When aluminum is the platform of choice, then all hardware is fastened directly to the aluminum base. Support surfaces are manufactured using molding technology and may be constructed by using a combination of several types of foam. The company also utilizes various “overlay” foams for added pressure distribution and comfort as well as gel and air technologies in specific locations typically associated with pressure and a high risk for skin breakdown. PinDot offers secondary support surfaces such as headrests, lateral supports, anterior trunk supports, and pelvic positioning belts. Cover material options are numerous and vary depending upon the requirements of the user. The company’s seating systems are all “custom” in size and manufactured specifically on an individual basis for end users from pediatrics through geriatrics. PinDot may be installed on many Invacare or Freedom wheelchairs and delivered together as one package. HCPCS Codes are: Seats/E2609, Backs/E2617. Pricing varies upon prescription requirements.
Ride Designs’ foam cushion designs (both off-the-shelf and custom) are based on the orthotic and prosthetic principles of off-loading at-risk bony prominences while safely supporting those parts of the body that can tolerate contact. The adjustable, lightweight cushions are designed to offer superior skin and postural care, manage heat and moisture, and be modifiable in the field. The Java Cushion is built to accommodate adult clients, while the Forward Cushion accommodates pediatric and adult clients. However, custom sizing is available for both cushions. Ride Custom 2 and Custom AccuSoft Cushions are custom molded and made specifically for an individual, so they can accommodate all user groups. The Forward Cushion is designed to reduce pressure around at-risk bony prominences, prevent hips from sliding in the seat, and maintain performance in extreme temperatures. The Java Cushion features a patented contour that works by redistributing the forces of pressure and shear away from high-risk areas while selectively applying the forces to areas more tolerant, with accessories to optimize fit. The lightweight Custom 2 Cushion is made specifically to match an individual’s unique shape. It works by redistributing the forces of pressure and shear away from high-risk areas while selectively applying the forces to areas more tolerant and features a 90-day fit and function guarantee. The Custom AccuSoft Cushion is made to match each individual’s shape with a softer foam for a forgiving seating surface. It also features a 90-day fit and function guarantee. HCPCS Codes: Forward: E2607; Java: E2424; Custom 2 and Custom AccuSoft: E2609. MSRP as follows: Forward Cushion $425, Java Cushion $475, Ride Custom 2 starts at $1590, Ride Custom AccuSoft starts at $1940. Accessories are available for increased skin and positioning support. Customer service includes real-time, virtual technical support, and reimbursement support. Forward and Java Cushions usually ship within 1 business day while Custom Cushions ship within 12 business days.
Stealth Products LLC
Product(s): Stealth Cushions
The Stealth Cushion line offers several options in foam from high-density molded foam to viscoelastic foam to twin cell aqueous gel inserts under at-risk bony areas and now the exclusive Sunmate FRG foam on select cushions. Featuring lateral and pre-ischial shelf contours and molded foam bases, they come in a variety of sizes ranging from 10” to 32” width and 10” to 28” depth depending on the cushion selection. Custom sizes are available on certain models. Stealth Cushions feature the exclusive Coolcore Technology covers. Coolcore is a chemical-free, four-way stretch nylon interlock with Elastane material. It has a patented combination of chemical-free blends that deliver three distinct functions, Moisture Wicking to Moisture Transportation to Moisture Evaporation. Coolcore is exclusive to Stealth Cushions. Currently, the cushion offerings fit in the E2601/E2602 and E2607/E2608 code ranges. New cushions are currently under development that will be offered in the E2605/E2606 and E2624/E2625 code ranges. MSRP ranges from $110 to $590, depending on the cushion model and size choice
Product(s): JAY X2 Cushion
The JAY X2 Cushion from Sunrise Medical is a foam and fluid cushion that features non-contoured, high-resiliency foam with rear coccyx notch; the JAY Flow fluid tripad to help ensure proper fluid placement; a moisture-resistant inner cover with AquaGuard zipper, an anti-wicking seam thread and built-in modular thigh support compartments; and a stretch outer cover with zipper closure. It is a lightweight, maintenance-free foam cushion designed for the active client at moderate to high risk of skin breakdown who requires mild to moderate positioning. The soft foam base allows the client to sit at the front of the cushion comfortably. The lightweight, stable foam base with reduced profile – 2.25″ cushion height – provides support without sacrificing overall seat-to-floor height. Its flat base allows the client to comfortably sit at the front of the cushion and perform transfers. The maintenance-free JAY Flow Fluid Insert is designed to conform to each individual and ensures proper fluid placement to help protect skin from breakdown. Additional features include JAY’s innovative dual-cover technologies – a stretch outer cover with zipper enclosure for secure placement and a water-resistant inner cover with an AquaGuard zipper and an anti-wicking seam to protect the foam base from moisture buildup. These cushions are made for adults who weigh up to 300 pounds and come in a width range from 14″ to 20″ and a depth range from 14″ to 20″. HCPCS Codes: E2622/E2623. Price: $425. Modifications can be made via the JAY Your Way modification program and include reduction of length, reduction of width, custom drop seat, various fluid insert modifications, custom outer cover, and choice of colored outer cover sidebands.
Free Form Seating from Symmetric Designs is modular custom seating that can be covered in foam, gel, air, or Stimulite. Free Form Seating provides a custom wheelchair seating solution that is designed to be able to change as a person’s weight fluctuates, as they develop a need for more or less support, and as young people grow. Free Form also provides a completely ventilated seating system, allowing air flow and moisture dissipation. Free Form Seating is engineered to be a true custom wheelchair seating system made for all types of users that can be fitted and changed anywhere and at anytime. Free Form Seating has the ability to continuously adapt to postural changes, and allows a custom molded seating system to be fit anywhere, with a single tool. HCPCS codes are E2617-Custom Cushion and MSRP ranges from $1000 to 8,000. Additional parts and accessories available include Stimulite covers. Free Form and Stimulite are complimentary seating materials that give the client a fully ventilated contoured backrest. There is air flow and moisture dissipation through the shell, padding and cover. This is important as it allows ventilation which reduces heat and moisture buildup, two potential causes of poor skin integrity or skin breakdown. When combined with proper contouring, a Free Form Back with Stimulite achieves a balance of proper pressure distribution, offloading, support, moisture dissipation and temperature control.
Vista Medical Ltd
Phone: 800-822-3553 / 204-949-7674
Product(s): BodiTrak2 PRO Pressure mapping systems for seat, bed and custom applications; BodiTrak2 Lite Pressure mapping systems for seat; BodiTrak Smart sense and response control systems for seat and bed
The BodiTrak2 stretchable, portable and wireless pressure sensing system from Vista Medical Inc, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, is designed to provide powerful visualization and objective documentation of the seat, back or bed pressure interface, helping clinicians make effective equipment and treatment decision easily and quickly. Simply connect to a 5v battery pack and quickly view your data on the device of your choice. The IoT devices are built with calibration, application and an operating system all on board the sensor and can be connected to a PC, MacBook and Android devices (IOS soon). Full-featured PRO software can be used for complex rehab environments, and easy-to-use Lite software can be used for less complex rehab or monitoring functions. BodiTrak2 can be used with a wide range of patients wherever they sit, stand, or lie. It features smart controls designed to enable a true sense-and-respond capability to create real-time adaptive surfaces, as well as API on board the sensor that is engineered to enable easy integration of pressure mapping information into other software applications or unique custom user interfaces. HCPCS Codes: not applicable. MSRP ranges from $2494 to $5695 US. Toll Free Tech Support and a 2-year warranty are included.