Equagel general pressure cushion

Equagel
  • DVA
  • NDIS
  • TAC

A cushion made of dry-polymer gel constructed in a lattice design.
There are four models available in a range of sizes.

EquaGel® is a dry-polymer gel, almost rubbery to the touch. It has unbelievable tensile and compression strength and incredible durability; but these are not what make EquaGel® special. Its most amazing feature is the column buckling.

Simply put, column buckling refers to the way EquaGel® behaves under weight. Each wall of gel is capable of supporting only a light load. When that threshold is exceeded, the wall of gel buckles into the hollow area between walls and passes the weight to the surrounding walls for support. This “buckling and weight-passing” happens instantly and repeatedly until the maximum surface area of pressing weight is evenly supported by largely equalized pressure (hence our name, EquaPressure®). Buckling Gel has been demonstrated to minimize pressure better than other technologies.

The peak pressure points of the ischial tuberosities and the coccyx/sacrum buckle into the EquaGel® feeling almost as if they are free-floating within the cushion while the thighs and buttock of the user are supported.

    Features

    • 2-layer gel
    • Our EquaGel® cushions feature a bi-columnar design of integrated gel. This means our gel cushions have a smaller top grid of gel incorporated with a larger bottom grid of gel. These layers cannot separate.
    • The buckling gel walls of our EquaGel® cushions pass the pressure away from pressure points to achieve a more balanced weight distribution than traditional materials. To further aid in the distribution of weight, we have sculpted a contour in the pelvic area of this cushion that mimics the contouring of the human body.
    • Model Equagel General: for mild to moderate pressure relief (50.8mm thick)
    • Height Overall: 50.8 mm
    • Weight Overall: 2.56 kg
    • Load Capacity: (supplier stated) 160.0 kg
    • Depth Overall: 406mm, 457mm, or 508mm
    • Width Overall: 406mm, 457mm, or 508mm