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  1. #21

    Thank you for your input.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oddity View Post
    If protecting your butt is indeed the #1 priority, then this is the best, most rational, answer. Everyone is different. Anecdotal reports, of what works for one person vs another, are the worst, least rational, answer.
    Oddity absolutely 100% correct. I agree.

    I need to know what cushions are out there that people use and had very good skin butt protection/pressure injury protection with it.

    I am not cushion savvy.

    Thanks to everybody's input. I research each cushion listed.

    What works for you may not work for me. For me the Otto Bock Cloud worked for me but being discontinued but still being sold in New Zealand and Australia. To buy one from there the postage would be $150 alone and out of pocket.

    Please keep posting.

    Thanks again,
    Ti
    "We must overcome difficulties rather than being overcome by difficulties."

  2. #22
    if it wsorks for your butt, i would just buy it TI. Hell, buy 2 so you are covered for many years i would anyway.
    Quote Originally Posted by titanium4motion View Post
    Oddity absolutely 100% correct. I agree.

    I need to know what cushions are out there that people use and had very good skin butt protection/pressure injury protection with it.

    I am not cushion savvy.

    Thanks to everybody's input. I research each cushion listed.

    What works for you may not work for me. For me the Otto Bock Cloud worked for me but being discontinued but still being sold in New Zealand and Australia. To buy one from there the postage would be $150 alone and out of pocket.

    Please keep posting.

    Thanks again,
    Ti
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    c4/5 inc funtioning c6. 28 yrs post.
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  3. #23
    my butt likes it and im a clean freak, they are very easy to wash........i bleach it weekly, i actually rotate 2 at a time so i can wash them weekly. throw right in washer and air dry. it fluffs back up this way too. with stimulites there is a breakin period while it forms to your butt. can feel hard during this period, about a week.
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  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Going back to the 1960s through the 1980s there were high density foam laminated cushions which had a ischial cut-out, and which were often customized by the therapists who fit the cushion for the client. I went to a conference in 1983 put on by RESNA (Rehab Engineering Society of North America) where we learned to customize such cushions in a workshop for people in chairs who were also attending the conference.

    Here is an article describing how a therapist can make this type of cushion (historic): https://www.physio-pedia.com/Cushions

    Also this one which has been around since the 1980s: http://www.spanamerica.com/isch_dish.php

    Here are a couple of diagrams:
    The ROHO Contour Select uses a similar principle and instead of foam, uses the Roho cells.

    https://permobilus.com/product/roho-...selectcushion/

  5. #25
    Whatever you decide, do not pull the trigger on the ZR until you know what the height of your cushion is going to be.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI_OTR View Post
    Whatever you decide, do not pull the trigger on the ZR until you know what the height of your cushion is going to be.
    Excellent advice ( as always) SCI_OTR.

  7. #27
    I currently use the Ride Java cushion and love it. It is easy to clean, I can go to the pool pull the cover off and hop back in my seat and then wipe off and put the cover back on when changing. I live in a Florida and it seems to suit me well in the heat. I have tried Roho, roho elite, jay2, supracor contour, roho quatro. Comfort wise I loved the Roho but positioning and maintenance it was not the best fit for me and after not realizing it deflated one day until transferring I had to get something else. The supracor was nice for water but I found that even the Xs was too hard for my liking and it seems as though the Java is comparable in that realm excluding you can’t really toss it in the washer! The thing I don’t like about the ride Java is how quickly I wear down the cushion between my leg at the front where the build up from the legs are. So this is a cushion I recommend getting a replacement cover for.

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    I had some pressure issues when I first used the chair and had a gel insert Jay 2 cushion. I first switched to the J3 with roho insert, but didn't like the cushion cover. I've been using the Jay Fusion with Roho insert for the past few years and love it. It provides the support for balance I need for transfers, but has the Roho air cushion for my sit bones. I have not had a pressure issue since moving to the air insert.
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