The WonderGel seat cushion is low profile and comes with a premium washable zip cover with a non-skid base and carrying handle.
Traditional cushioning technologies compress under a weight load. As a load compacts a foam cushion, the foam will bottom out under the heavier and pointier parts of the body causing pressure and ischemia and putting a client at risk of developing an ulcer.
The harder a foam is compressed, the harder it pushes back - the higher the pressure and greater the risk of developing a sore. This compression strategy ultimately is attempting only to slow the development of pressure sores rather than eliminating pressure points.
Tempur-foams, while also exacerbating heat issues, are a prime example of attempting to slow pressure development rather than eliminating it. Adjustable air systems ultimately follow the same model as foam cushions. Once a weight is pressing onto an air chamber and the air as displaced outward to the limits of the air chamber, compression and pushing-back takes place.
WonderGel allows pressure points at the ischium and coccyx to free-float down in the cushion while the weight is evenly distributed across the entire contact surface of the client.
Also Available is the Wondergel Extreme Gel Seat Cushion