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Cushions

Q30. What are the various types of cushions used in specialized seating systems for persons with SCI?
1. Flat foam cushions (see figure 8)
2. Contoured foam cushions (see figure 9)


Figure 8. Flat foam cushion                                         

Figure 9. Contoured foam cushion

Source: SpinLife. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.spinlife.com/Span-America-Geo-Matt-Contour-w/-Deluxe-Cover-Foam-Wheelchair-Cushion/spec.cfm?productID=1073&adv=linkshare&tar=dlink.

Q31. What is the evidence that the various types of cushions used in specialized seating systems for persons with SCI have beneficial effects?
1. Contoured foam cushions compared to flat foam cushions seem to provide a seat interface that reduces the damaging effects of external loading and tissue damage.
For more information please see: Types of Cushions