Smart pressure-reducing wheelchair cushion helps users sit in their chair for twice as long
US-based mobility start-up Kalogon has launched what it says is the world’s first and only smart wheelchair cushion that alleviates pain, delivers long-lasting comfort, and treats pressure injuries.
The smart cushions innovatively sense and redistribute pressure points to support the healing and prevention of injuries. They are designed to improve comfort for extended wheelchair user.
Kalogon Smart Cushions feature patent-pending air cell technology and intelligent pressure sensors, which analyse pressure points in real-time and intelligently redistribute weight to alleviate pain, accelerate healing of pressure injuries, and deliver longer-lasting comfort.
An accompanying app enables wheelchair users, caregivers and clinicians to browse Kalogon comfort presets or customise and upload their preferred settings to personalise their smart cushion and optimise pain relief in the long term.
“Wheelchairs haven’t changed substantially for decades, and we believe that by improving the cushion, we can address the biggest pain points for wheelchair users,” said Tim Balz, Founder and CEO of Kalogon. “Early Kalogon users have already reported significant improvement in overall comfort and wellness, gaining a greater sense of freedom to live more active lives.”
According to the company, wheelchair users in Kalogon’s Early Adopter Program reported the ability to sit for twice as long with the Kalogon Smart Cushion than they typically could when using a traditional inflatable wheelchair cushion. Early users who had pressure injuries also saw accelerated healing and a reduction in skin breakdown.