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Varilite Meridian Wheelchair Cushion

Varilite Meridian Wheelchair Cushion
 
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The Varilite Meridian Wheelchair Cushion is where you get that kind of pressure adjustability that guarantees you get the right level of skin protection based on your personal level of risk for skin breakdown. The Varilite Meridian Wheelchair Cushion is dual-chambered and perfect for wheelchair users hoping to prevent sacral sitting. Get your Varilite Meridian Wheelchair Cushion from Sportaid and choose between the mesh cover or the incontinent cover included at a great value. Standard valves only please.

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Varilite Meridian Cushion

Therapists recommend the Meridian for individuals with motor and neurological dysfunction due to spinal-cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and traumatic brain injury. Therapists value the integral pre-ischial ridge and wedge effect created by the Meridians dual chambers.

User and caregivers value its low weight, comfort, and ease of use. No pumps or accessories. No kneading or manipulation.

Air and Foam floatation
Functional areas of the cushion are created by three types of foam: soft foam for the decubitus-sensitive area of the ITs; medium foam for the thigh trough, pelvic bucketing and pre-ischial bar; and firm foam for the perimeter and the medial thigh separator.

Bonding Meridian 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.

Independent research has shown VARILITE Air-Foam Floatation to be the #1 impact and vibration dampening technology (RESNA 2000).

Dual-Chambers
Front and rear chambers permit independent adjustment of the pelvis and thighs, quickly and easily, while the client is seated. The rear chamber allows maximum immersion of the pelvis for better pressure distribution. The front chamber allows maximum loading of the thighs which reduces pressure on the ITs. The Meridians dual-chambered design promotes a neutral pelvis position, especially important for clients prone to extensor tone or thrusting. The thigh and pelvic chambers form a pre-ischial ridge which prevents the ITs from sliding forward, preventing a posterior pelvic tilt and sacral sitting. Releasing more air from the pelvic chamber than the thigh chamber provides added postural support by creating dump or squeeze that holds the client in place. Additional pelvic positioning can be obtained by combining a VARILITE Wave positioning base with the Meridian.

Positioning Supports
Positioning supports improve stability, which is important for users with compromised sitting balance or who transfer frequently. Multi-stiffness foam provides support as the user is immersed in the cushion. Medial and lateral supports minimize internal and external lower extremity rotation. Pelvic bucketing and a pre-ischial ridge help maintain pelvic position, and thigh troughs promote a neutral femoral position.

Four-way-stretch Fabric
Meridian foam is bonded to four-way-stretch knit fabric for maximum conformity during immersion. The fabric is puncture and water resistant.

Valve for Adjusting Air Volume
The Meridian uses VARILITE two-way air valves. Sitting on a fully inflated cushion, the user opens the right valve and releases air from the pelvic chamber. Optimal immersion is achieved when there is 1/2 inch (13 mm) of air and foam between the ITs and the wheelchairs seating surface. Immersing the pelvis while the thigh chamber is fully inflated creates a wedge effect that shifts the load from the ITs to the thighs. The user can decrease the amount of wedge achieved by opening the left valve to release air from the thigh chamber.

Cover
The Meridian 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 nonslip material with hook and loop for added security. Meridian cover meets ISO 7176-16 ignition resistance standards for upholstered wheelchair components. Machine washable.

Wedge
A modifiable closed-cell foam wedge is available as an accessory with each Meridian.

Technical Specifications

Cushion Composition Air-Foam Floatation
Base Composition No Base
Height 3.8 in. (preloaded state)
Valve Type Standard
Base Style No Base
Chambers Dual
Maintenance Once a week, allow your VARILITE cushion to fully inflate overnight with all valves open.
Warranty 2 Years, excluding cushion cover
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