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    Cushion pressure mapper

    I was looking to know where I could buy one of these for my personal use. I was trying to find them online but I can't even find a price, does anyone know where I could get one or at least how much they cost

    Cripp
    C4 incomplete since 1985

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    You are talking about an interface pressure mapping system. Not cheap.

    Roho makes one:
    http://www.therohogroup.com/products...x3_display.jsp

    Vista Medical also makes one:
    http://www.pressuremapping.com/index...D=13&section=9

    TekScan makes several versions:
    http://www.tekscan.com/conformat-sea...re-measurement

    SPI makes this one:
    http://www.sensorprod.com/dynamic/seating.php

    You can contact the individual companies about costs, and see if they will even sell to an individual.

    (KLD)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    You are talking about an interface pressure mapping system. Not cheap.

    Roho makes one:
    http://www.therohogroup.com/products...x3_display.jsp

    Vista Medical also makes one:
    http://www.pressuremapping.com/index...D=13&section=9

    TekScan makes several versions:
    http://www.tekscan.com/conformat-sea...re-measurement

    SPI makes this one:
    http://www.sensorprod.com/dynamic/seating.php

    You can contact the individual companies about costs, and see if they will even sell to an individual.

    (KLD)
    First two links don't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by August West View Post
    First two links don't work.
    That post is 5 years old, so I am not surprised!

    The Roho one I believe was spun off when Roho was bought out by Permobil. Here it is now:
    https://xsensor.com/applications/wheelchair-seating/

    This is the correct URL for the Vista device:
    https://www.boditrak.com/products/medical.php



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    Regarding pressure mapping, the computerized mat only indicates pressure points. You still have to do some type of pressure relief to get adequate capillary refill. Pressure mapping does not measure or indicate capillary refill. As such, I think you have to relieve pressure every 15 minutes or 30 minutes for 15 seconds or 30 seconds. After 42 years of being in a wheelchair and having several surgical procedures on my butt to repair skin problems you'd think I would know the correct intervals of relieving pressure........but I don't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokey View Post
    Regarding pressure mapping, the computerized mat only indicates pressure points. You still have to do some type of pressure relief to get adequate capillary refill. Pressure mapping does not measure or indicate capillary refill. As such, I think you have to relieve pressure every 15 minutes or 30 minutes for 15 seconds or 30 seconds. After 42 years of being in a wheelchair and having several surgical procedures on my butt to repair skin problems you'd think I would know the correct intervals of relieving pressure........but I don't!
    Good post Smokey. 41 years plus and have never heard pressure relief explained in understandable physiological terms that way. I’ll be thinking “capillary refill” makes sense.

    I don’t think they expected us old goats to still be kicking around 4 decades later.... thanks.

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    Did you ever find one?

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    it would be nice to have one, sure would help a lot of people..

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    Quote Originally Posted by airart1 View Post
    it would be nice to have one, sure would help a lot of people..
    They are expensive, and to be used appropriately, need to be used by an OT or PT who is trained in seating prescription. Absolute numbers are not necessarily as important as being able to do a study on a wide variety of cushions using these devices to determine which is the best for the individual user. That is why you are going to find these almost exclusively in seating clinics.

    (KLD)
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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    I was wondering if you could recommend wheelchair cushion for post flap surgery. I'm looking for the best cushion but I am many years post injury and I sit with asymmetries where my hips are not level but there is some obliquity leaning to the right. Roho cushions don't map that well with me.

    I'm aware of three options:
    -the dolphin cushion which apparently cost $30,000
    -a custom cushion and wheelchair back from ride design which I think would cost around $7000?
    -Air cushion from Aquila which is dynamic and cycles every minute I believe. I'm not sure if it would work for me because I have asymmetries.

    I'm wondering if there are any other types of models that allow for pressure relief when a Roho does not work? Any information reports on any of this would be so welcome! Thank you very much

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