Features & Benefits

ArjoHuntleigh's Skin IQ® 1000 Microclimate Manager (MCM) provides healthcare facilities with a simple, effective solution for managing the the skin microclimate of bariatric patients weighing up to 1,000 lbs.Skin IQ 1000 is a fluid resistant, vapor permeable, single patient use mattress cover for use with a bariatric pressure redistribution surface to help prevent and treat Stage I-IV pressure ulcers.

Outstanding Moisture Vapour Transfer Rate (MVTR)

  • Skin IQ 1000 MVTR(4) of 165 (g/m2)/hr is greater than the average 97.7 (g/m2)/hr of conventional Low Air Loss (LAL) surfaces(1).

Can help to reduce periwound maceration

  • By removing 419% more moisture from the skin/surface interface than the same surface without the Skin IQ 1000 MCM(2), it could help to reduce the incidence of periwound maceration(3,4).

Reduces temperature at skin/mattress interface

  • Bench studies show that the Skin IQ 1000 reduces the temperature at the skin/surface interface by 3°C in 45 minutes(2), which translates to a 30% reduction in the tissue metabolism rate(5).

Reduces shear and friction

  • Bench studies show that the top layer material of Skin IQ 1000 reduces shear and friction, helping to prevent and treat pressure ulcers(6).



  1. Reger SI, Adams TC, Madklebust JA, Sahgal V. Validation test for climate control on air-loss supports. Arch Rhys Med Rehabil. 2001;82(5):597-603.
  2. Data on file.
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  4. Bergstrom N, Braden BJ, Laguzza A, Holman V. The Braden Scale for predicting pressure sore risk. Nurs Res. 1987;36(4):205-210.
  5. Flam E, Raab L. What is low air loss therapy? European pressure ulcer advisory panel. Aberdeen, Scotland. May 5-7, 2005.
  6. Data on file.