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Managing Microclimate

Managing Microclimate

25/06/2020

The term "microclimate" was coined in the 1950s to describe any climatic condition in a relatively small area. Historically, the term has been used in a geographical, meteorological, or topographical context, but as of late it has made its way into the complex rehab industry to describe the mini-atmosphere of increased skin temperature and level of moisture at the seating interface.

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Guida alle connessioni Bluetooth di R-Net

Guida alle connessioni Bluetooth di R-Net

25/06/2020

La ”smart technology” ha rivoluzionato il modo in cui le persone interagiscono con l’ambiente circostante e conducono le attività quotidiane. In questo contesto la tecnologia Bluetooth® riveste un ruolo importante, poiché consente l’accesso al mondo delle smart technology a tutti coloro che utilizzano le carrozzine elettroniche. Questa  semplice guida spiega sia come abilitare la tecnologia Bluetooth sulle carrozzine elettroniche Quickie (equipaggiate con moduli appropriati), che le procedure   per associare la  carrozzina ai diversi strumenti di smart technology, in particolare smartphone e tablet.

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Material Selection in Cushions

Material Selection in Cushions

20/05/2020

Although cushions may look similar in design on the outside, the materials used on the inside can have a significant impact on their performance. Understanding how materials perform will improve the clinician's ability to select a cushion based on their client's goals. This article describes materials, their benefits, and the clinical considerations when selecting the most appropriate wheelchair cushion.

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Cushion Properties

Cushion Properties

19/05/2020

This resource explains the technology used in cushions and the clinical application that should be considered when choosing a cushion. Examples of cushions which demonstrate these properties are also provided, however all cushions use these properties and are key to making your cushion selection.

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Seating Shapes

Seating Shapes

01/03/2020

When recommending a seating system, one should consider the shape of the seating system and how the shape of the cushion or back will impact the individual's positioning. The spine and pelvis can be supported by more than five different shapes and, if not fitted correctly, will create postural instability. The pelvis and lower extremities can be supported by more than four different shapes that will affect stability. It is important to consider these shapes when accommodating or correcting orthopedic asymmetries. The seating shape may also determine the method of pressure distribution. Lastly, the shape may affect the overall comfort of the individual sitting in the seating system.

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