Invacare Vicair Active O2

Invacare Vicair Active O2 - Cinque Ports Healthcare
Invacare Vicair Active O2 - Cinque Ports Healthcare

Invacare Vicair Active O2


The name 'Vicair' is synonymous with industry leading pressure management qualities in cushions, backrests and mattresses. Occupying a niche between static air and foam the Vicair cushion range provides exceptional levels of risk management while also being capable of maintaining correct pelvic and postural support. The Vicair range all utilise the same underlying technology called SmartCells which provide pressure relief as good as air cushions do without many of the downsides from leakage or loss of stability. The main differences across the Vicair cushion range amount to the location of the SmartCell pockets and how these can be used to offload pressure where needed, or provide additional pelvic support where needed. 

The Vicair Active O2 cushion is designed predominantly for active wheelchair users who perform board or sliding transfers. The front half of the cushion is an ergonomically shaped pressure relieving foam while the rear half is constructed of four SmartCell pockets. The centre two pockets are positioned to provide very high risk management of the common pressure points generated by the ischial tuberosities (bum bones - sitting bones) while the outer two are more highly filled to provide trochanter support. 

Any Vicair cushions with the word O2 in the name indicates it is washable in its entirety with the exception of the Vicair Active. The Vicair Active O2 is the only Vicair cushion to have a foam component within it and care should be taken to remove the foam from the cover before washing. The ability to wash the entire cushion enables very high standards of hygiene to be maintained and with fast drying materials this can be done overnight while the cushion isn't in use. 

We typically have a good selection of Vicair cushions available at the Healthcare Centre. If you would like to come and try one for yourself or want to learn more please get in touch. 

This is a product sold on prescription and is available in many different configurations. Getting this right for you or your client is of great importance to us and as such we offer free assessments and demonstrations.

Our assessments scale in complexity depending on the clinical requirements and can be conducted over the telephone for low complexity equipment or more typically here in the assessment suite or at your residence.

All assessments are currently free to both private and NHS clients for equipment with values over £150 ex VAT.

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