A new ultra-thin mattress designed to fit over any rise and recliner chair with the aim of reducing the risk of pressure ulcers in people who use chairs as beds for long periods of time will be taken to Rehacare in Dusseldorf, Germany, in September.

MediSmart Technologies, a UK manufacturer of innovative pressure care systems, will be showcasing the innovative MicroCell Companion – an ultra-low-profile mattress for rise & recline chairs – at the rehabilitation and independent living exhibition.

The product comprises a patented micro cell slim alternating air mattress with an easy-to-use pump to retro fit any recliner chair. It can be manufactured to various sizes, including two thirds size and bariatric versions.

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MediSmart’s sales director and chair of the BHTA’s beds and support surfaces section, David Beavis, said the product has received a lot of interest when it was shown to clinicians and therapists.

He added: “Especially with regard to the issue that regularly occurs whereby users, on many occasions, use these chairs in a supine position as a bed for long periods of time without always having the appropriate alternating support surface as they would do in a profiling bed, therefore sometimes contributing to an increase in pressure ulcers.”

MediSmart Technologies was set up as a sister company to MJS Healthcare in May 2017 with the intention of developing smart solutions to answer the needs of medical staff and patients for hybrid pressure relief systems, including hybrid turning mattresses.

MJS Healthcare was established over 37 years ago as a UK manufacturer.

MediSmart Technologies will be at Rehacare in Hall 5 on stand H36#7, which takes place from the 18th-21st of September 2019.

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