Seat and Back Cushions
The Vakucare moldable cushions are two separate support cushions. Both cushions can be used independently or together and placed in regular chairs, wheelchairs or in a seating system where extra support or correction is needed. The cushions are made as standard to fit in your specific chair or wheelchair which will hold vakuform cushions in place. The cushions come with a cover and a spacer in order to regulate the heat and allow air ventilation. The shape of the cushion can be changed if needed, simply by adding a little air into the cushion, which makes the cushion moldable. This also means that the shape can be changed if the user develops and need a different shape/support or if the user simple grows.
- Retrofittable in many standard products
- Shapes individually to everybody.
- Additional lateral support
Before moulding the cushion it should be flattened with a softness/hardness where the material can be moved and stay in the new position. If it is too difficult to move the inside material, it can be made easier by pump 2 – 3 times with air into the cushion, making it a little softer.
When the cushion has the correct density it can be shaped by hand in order to make the correction support or shape. This requires that you already know how the cushion should be shaped.
The vakuform cushion can also be shaped by the body shape of the user when the cushion is soft. Corrections can be made on the spot making sure that the user has the correct sitting position. Once this has been achieved, the air in the cushion can be removed by turning the hose off the pump. The hose with the red mouthpiece will remove the air and the other hose will insert air into the cushion.
The Seat vakuform cushion can be shaped in the same way as the back cushion. Flatten the cushion with a density allowing to make the shape.
Place the cushion where you wish to make use of it.
The Seat cushion is made according to the body of the user. If special corrections are needed, you may do this afterwards or during the user is sitting in the cushion. Please make sure that the user is able to accept being moved and corrections made in the pelvic area. A physiotherapist or others with knowledge about the user will be most helpful in this process.
Vakuform Cushions Push Chairs
Vakuform Cushion with low back cushion and laterals in a Delta Jogger.
Vakuform Cushion with high back and laterals in a Delta Jogger.
Vakucoon Cushion with back, seat and leg support in a regular wheelchair