Air is pumped into the cushion to make it soft, it is then fitted to the body shape dynamically, the air is then vacuumed out resulting in a firm cushion which is a perfect negative image of the body shape.
The adjustment of the cushion to the anatomical surface shape of the human body changes the ratio between weight and surface area thereby reducing the pressure load in ”at risk” areas because pressure is distributed more evenly across the whole surface. In contrast to conventional adjustable methods of inflexible materials, the highly flexible Vakuform products guarantee consistent, fast and problem free adjustments of the pad to altered position or anatomical changes.
Vakuform products are used successfully in hospitals, residences for disabled people, therapeutic centres, rest homes and in the home.
Vakuform products are used for people with many types of physical disability, as a seat frame lining or for whole body protection, for realigning posture and as a supportive system.
Full seat, back support, base cushion, head supports, arm supports, leg supports, lying/sleep systems. Products are available as standard ‘off the shelf’ or made to measure.
Vakuform is also available as a full body Lying Support.