StimuLite Corbee Paediatric Pressure Relief Wheelchair Cushion
For children who frequently use wheelchairs, it's crucial that a proper pressure relief cushion is used to protect against decubitus ulcers, while maximising comfort and safety. The StimuLite Corbee Paediatric Pressure Relief Wheelchair Cushion is specially designed for this purpose, providing even weight distribution, stabilisation and comfort to children of all body types and conditions.
This cushion is available in a range of sizes, in a Flat Bottom or a Sling version for wheelchairs with canvas sling seats. Select your desired options using the drop-down menu above.
- 1 x StimuLite Pressure Relief Cushion
- 1 x Standard StimuLite Cushion Cover
- 1 x Washable Laundry bag
Who Can Use the StimuLite Corbee Cushion?
This cushion has been meticulously designed to address the leading causes of pressure sores in children, and is suitable for children with a wide range of anatomies and diagnoses. Weighing 450 to 900 grams (depending on chosen size), the 5cm thick Corbee cushion is an easy care solution for recreational activities and everyday use. The maximum user weight for the cushions is 79.4kg, making it suitable for the vast majority of children through a range of age groups.
How Does the StimuLite Corbee Cushion Provide Pressure Relief?
The Corbee Paediatric cushion was made with special care to provide excellent pressure relief to children. With the use of StimuLite honeycomb that flexes and shapes based on user weight and movement, this cushion reduces shearing forces and provides effective ventilation, while controlling heat and keeping moisture levels down.
How Does StimuLite Honeycomb Conform to Different Users?
The unique shape and movement pattern of StimuLite honeycomb provides the innate ability to uniformly distribute weight, contour to any shape and stabilise any sitting position. These factors all work together to make the Corbee cushion suitable for a wide variety of children's anatomies and diagnoses. You can learn more about StimuLite honeycomb in the sections below.
Hygienic and Machine Washable
Hygiene is of the utmost importance in a pressure relief wheelchair cushion, as the child can spend long stretches of time sitting on it. The designers of StimuLite cushions recognised this, manufacturing them with naturally antibacterial and antifungal material. The cushion is washable with the use of a laundry bag, which is supplied with your cushion.
Is This Cushion Supplied with a Cover?
Yes, all StimuLite cushions are supplied with a comfortable cover as standard. This cushion is made with breathable, two-way stretch fabric that is designed to move with the skin to reduce the shear and friction forces that can exacerbate pressure sore risk. This knitted fabric cover is antimicrobial, antifungal, and machine washable to ensure a high level of hygiene is maintained.
Are Spare Covers Available?
While this cushion is supplied with a standard cover, you may require the use of an additional cover for different uses, or to improve hygiene. There are four covers that can be used alongside this cushion:
- Standard Cover
- Waterproof Cover
- Outdoor Cover
- Wool Cover
How Does StimuLite Honeycomb Work?
StimuLite cushions are made with a soft, flexible form of aerospace honeycomb that has 'memory', is lightweight, and distributes weight evenly along its surface. Its cellular matrix consists of alternating thick and thin walled cells that flex when compressed to relieve pressure. When a user sits on a StimuLite cushion, the compressed cells radiate outwards to surround and support the anatomy, self-adjusting to each individual and providing excellent stability.
How Breathable Are StimuLite Cushions?
StimuLite honeycomb features a unique ventilation system consisting of tiny perforations in the cell walls, allowing air to circulate both horizontally and vertically. This creates an ideal microclimate for long-term sitting comfort, helping to reduce sweat and moisture to minimise shear and friction forces on the skin. StimuLite has a proven track record among wheelchair users, where performance is critical to preventing life-threatening skin breakdown.
StimuLite honeycomb is perforated, enabling air to circulate and moisture to evaporate, thus helping to maintain skin integrity. The 'footprint' of the honeycomb cells on the user's skin, along with their flexing action, help to stimulate blood flow and enhance circulation.
Pressure Relief and Shear Reduction
StimuLite honeycomb works to relieve pressure by distributing it away from hot spots. Due to this, bony protuberances experience the same pressure as the surrounding anatomy, eliminating potential problem areas. The honeycomb conforms to body shape, distributes weight evenly, and stabilises the user in any position. The cells align themselves with the body to flex and unflex, moving with the skin and reducing dangerous shearing forces.
What If I Require More Back Support?
When adjusting to any new wheelchair cushion, you may find that your chair's back support feels slightly different, and you may require the use of an additional back support for maximum comfort. In these cases, we recommend the Lumbar Support for StimuLite Wheelchair Cushions, which can be placed on your current wheelchair to provide better back support. The Lumbar Support can be purchased using the tick box near the top of the page.
- Wheelchair cushion designed for children
- Suitable for a range of anatomies, body types and conditions
- Designed to control shear forces, heat and moisture
- Protects children against the leading causes of decubitus ulcers
- Ideal for children requiring added stability and comfort
- Features StimuLite honeycomb for maximum pressure reduction
- Honeycomb helps to uniformly distribute weight and contour to shape
- Suitable for all day use through virtually any activity
- Available in a standard and sling version for different wheelchair types
- Fully machine washable with the use of the supplied laundry bag
- Cushion weighs only 450 - 900g (1 - 2lb)
- Supplied with a protective and comfortable cover
- Maximum user weight: 79.4kg (175lb)