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WheelAir, which creates an innovative cooling backrest cushion to ensure wheelchair users do not overheat, is hosting a free webinar on 12 January 2022 for delegates to learn about the relationship between heat, epilepsy and WheelAir.

Entitled ‘Heat, Epilepsy, and WheelAir’, interested participants can register to join the free Zoom webinar, which takes place on 12 January 2022 at 12.30pm, here.

The WheelAir system is the first temperature and moisture control system designed to fit any wheelchair. It disperses air evenly across the seat surface to lower the client’s temperature, remove moisture build-up, and keep skin dry and clean.

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According to WheelAir, when the body overheats, there is an increased risk of developing a seizure. For those with epilepsy, the risk of experiencing a seizure is even more likely when they have a difficult time managing their body temperature, for example, due to close fitting seating systems, environmental temperature, or medication.

During the webinar, WheelAir will discuss the relationship between epilepsy and heat, how this works, who is more vulnerable, prevention methods, and the influence of the WheelAir system on temperature.

There will be case studies showing the effect of heat and moisture regulation with epilepsy patients, and healthcare professionals will learn how to score the general heat and moisture risk of their client with the company’s risk matrix.

Register for the webinar here.

Last year, WheelAir launched a rigid back integration service for all wheelchairs to keep users cool and comfortable. It means WheelAir’s innovative cooling airflow system can be fitted to any wheelchair and seating configuration, which was previously difficult to achieve due to the nature of customisation.

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