Clinical Assessment Toolkit

Our Clinical Assessment Toolkit has all the information you need on how to determine whether you or your client have a clinical need for WheelAir.

TOOLKIT MATERIALS

Heat & Moisture risk factor scale for wheelchair users

Wheelchair users who have suffered from heat and/or moisture related symptoms in the last twelve months are encouraged to consult the risk factor scale to assess the severity of their symptoms. The matrix plots the severity of symptoms against the level of risk associated with overheating and over-sweating. In other words, the higher the severity, the more a person could benefit from better heat and moisture management.
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Temperature & Humidity Tests: WheelAir Slingback

We conducted in-house Clinical Temperature and Relative Humidity tests with the WA Slingback. The test procedure was based on the ISO 16840-11 testing standards and procedures for cushion microclimate testing. We compared the temperature and relative humidity of the contact area between the back of a wheelchair user and the backrest, measured for a period of two hours.
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Temperature & Humidity Tests: WheelAir Cushion Cover

We conducted in-house Clinical Temperature and Relative Humidity tests with WA Cushion Cover. The test procedure was based on the ISO 16840-11 testing standards and procedures for cushion microclimate testing. We compared the temperature and relative humidity of the contact area between the seat surface and user, measured for a period of two hours.
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Literature Reviews

We have a selection of literature reviews on some of the most common medical conditions for wheelchair or specific issues that relate to heat and moisture. Some of the conditions covered in our literature reviews include: spinal cord injuries; pressure sores; multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy. The purpose of conducting literature reviews was to better understand the main issues associated with each condition for wheelchair users, based on existing research and knowledge.
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Product Selection Tool

With a range of WheelAir products available, it is important to choose the right WheelAir package for you. At present, it is not possible to combine the WA Cushion Cover and Slingback during usage, however you can own both and switch between them depending on your current needs. We recommend using the selection tool to decide which product best suits you.
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Conditions Index

Many wheelchair users use WheelAir to help manage their temperature, sweat, or microclimate. Wheelchair users with conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Cord Injury, Muscular Dystrophy, Autonomic neuropathy, and Central nervous system disorders can experience challenges related to heat, sweat, and skincare. This conditions index briefly explains temperature regulation and/or sweat in relation to these conditions.
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WheelAir Options

WAcare & WAgo

The WAcare line provides a fully customisable solution in partnership with seating manufacturers. As a modular system, the clinician or technician can select the desired components and place the Fluid FlowTM channels wherever airflow, temperature, or humidity control is most needed.

WAcare

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WAgo is a ready to use line of WheelAir products designed to provide powerful but discreet, temperature and humidity control for wheelchair users struggling with heat, sweat, or skincare management.

WAgo

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