Foam wheelchair cushions are popular because no maintenance is required, material is light, and cost is reasonable. Foams are temperature sensitive, so cushions should not be left in areas of extreme cold. New foams with breathable properties are now being used to allow for custom-contoured cushions without the heat buildup. Use of material technologies from outside industries is now providing the seating industry with alternatives, although cost may be a significant factor.
Foam cushions have been developed over the years because foam can be easily carved and molded to create contours. With the development of viscoelastic foams, immersion of bony prominences is attainable to increase surface area. Layered foams of different densities are essential for the cushion to maintain its shape.
2" Cushion Height. Foam Wheelchair Cushion with Coccyx Cutout offers superior pressure relief and includes Solace fabric Cushion Cover cover. Coccyx cut-out for superior pressure relief in tailbone area and protects user from contacting seating surface.
Jay Ion Cushion. The Ion is a comfortable, convenient and anti-microbial foam cushion well suited for the client requiring moderate skin protection and positioning. Available in seat widths from 14" up to 24", 14-21" widths have 300-lb weight capacity and 22-24" widths have a 500-lb weight capacity.