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Item Details

Varilite Reflex

ILC Reference NO 43:63:043
Item sourced from ILC VIC database

Varilite Reflex

Factors to Consider
All cushions must be monitored to prevent 'bottoming out'. This occurs when the user's weight bears down so hard on the product material that it is flattened and the bony parts are pressed against the surface below the cushion. Where bottoming out occurs even with correct use (eg. correct choice and depth of foam, correct inflation level), a different product may need to be considered.
It is also important to ensure that the item is not accidentally placed upside down or back to front.

Short Description
A light weight, non-adjustable, air-foam floatation cushion which has a built in air-release device that automatically releases a portion of air when the user sits on the cushion. Supplier states the cushion is suitable for users at medium risk of developing pressure areas. Available in 7 paediatric and 11 adult sizes.

Price Guide
Refer to supplier details for pricing.

More Details
The cushion consists of Reflex foam bonded to a puncture and water resistant polyester fabric and has a built in air-release device.

Removable, machine washable incontinence cover.
Non-slip underside with hook and loop.

The foam in the sacral-ischial area of the cushion is perforated to allow maximum pressure reduction in this area.
The foam conforms to the users and the users weight is distributed over the surface of the cushion.
A built in air-release device automatically releases a portion of air when the users sits on the cushion.
The air-release device allows a fixed amount of immersion and prevents bottoming out.
When weight is taken off the cushion, it automatically re-inflates.

Supplier states that the cushion is suitable for users at medium risk of developing pressure areas.

Only one model is available.

Solid seat base insert
Varilite drop base

Overall Width..................................... 300, 350, 380, 400, 425, 450 or 500 mm
Overall Depth..................................... 300, 350, 380, 400, 425, 450 or 500 mm
Overall Height.................................... 85 mm
Overall Weight (kg)............................... Unknown
Load Capacity (supplier stated)................... N/A No user weight restrictions

2 year warranty, excludes covers.

Once a week, allow the cushion to fully inflate overnight with all valves open.
Refer to the supplier and manufacturer manual for maintenance instructions and safety warnings.

Some assistive technology needs to meet Australian or other standards. Standards may relate to materials, manufacturing and installation. Products that meet Australian or international standards will have written certification. To find out if a product meets Australian Standards ask the supplier to show you the certificate. For more information on what standards the equipment may need to meet, see

Place Of Manufacture
Cascade Designs (USA)

Supplier Information - click to supplier for contacts details

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