The BodiTrak Pressure Mapping System from Vista Medical FSA provides accurate data, so that wheelchair users can determine which cushions are most suitable. Everyone pressure maps differently, which is why Blake Medical makes different cushions with varying weight capacity, pressure redistribution, emersion, & sheer reduction. Ask your dealer if you can pressure map a selection of Blake cushions to determine which one is best for you.
Here is a screen shot of a person without a wheelchair cushion who would eventually be at risk of developing a wound:
Now, here is an example of how Blake Medical’s Gel Infused Zentury Cushion increases comfort. You can see body emersion in the much larger sensing area. (Notice that Maximum Peak Pressure has dropped from 123.99 mmHg to 104.03 mmHg):
This next screen shot shows that Blake’s Platinum Geo-Matrix Gel/Foam cushion has an even lower (better) maximum peak pressure reading. Average pressure has decreased too.:
Finally, the Blake Medical Hybrid Geo-Matrix Gel & multi-density foam cushion reduces even more pressure for this individual. A person who is at high risk of skin break down might benefit from this one the most because maximum peak pressure has been neutralized: