With two modes of operation, it assists prevention and treatment protocols, while accommodating clinical and resident/patient needs.
Active/alternating mode: periodically redistributing pressure away from vulnerable areas, by alternately inflating and deflating cells beneath the resident/patient. Ideal for prevention in high risk residents/patients, particularly those cannot be frequently repositioned 1.
Reactive/static mode: cell pressure is equalised to redistribute the body weight over a greater surface area. Ideal for residents/patients in rehabilitation or that cannot tolerate a moving surface.