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Item Details

Melrose Airpulse PK

ILC Reference NO 43:62:014
Item sourced from ILC VIC database

Melrose Airpulse PK

Factors to Consider
There are many things to consider when selecting pressure care products including nutrition, skin moisture, level of mobility, age, shear, friction, location of pressure ulcer (if present) and hygiene. Any comments regarding level of pressure care is a suggestion made by suppliers as a guide to assist with selection, and this may differ from brand to brand. When selecting pressure care products it is strongly advised that a comprehensive assessment is undertaken by a health professional to encourage correct product selection and monitoring of product effectiveness.
The manufacturer states that cell customisation is available, by configuring specialised cells to accommodate the user's needs. The manufacturer states that the customised cells can be removed.
The manufacturer states that cushions can be customised for user's with an lower limb amputation or a pelvic obliquity.
The manufacturer states that cushions can be supplied to accommodate wheelchairs with a tilt in space or back rest recline feature.
Powered hybrid model controllers can only be used on a wheelchair that has a power source.

Short Description
This electrically operated cushion consists of a controller and 18 air filled cells that are interconnected and alternate. The two front cells remain static during use. There are 3 types of controllers available that vary according to the power source. There are 9 pressure options and 10 cycle times to select from. Available in a range of sizes with customisation is available. There is a visual and audible alarm to alert the user to low pressure and foam within the cells to prevent bottoming out.

Price Guide
Refer to supplier details for pricing.

More Details

Slip resistant.
Incontinence and water resistant.
Additional covers are available to purchase separately.

Double Battery Model. This controller is operated by two batteries within the unit.
Hybrid Model. This controller is powered by either the internal batteries within the unit or from the wheelchair batteries. This controller has a switch that enables the user to alternate between the two power sources.
Powerchair Model. This controller sources power from the wheelchair batteries.
The control can be mounted onto the wheelchair frame.
A wired remote control is available as an option.

Power Unit
The manufacturer states that cushion when fully charged can operate for 35 hours with the Double Battery Controller.

Suitable for users with a high risk of tissue damage.

The manufacturer states that customization of cushion dimensions and cell configuration is available.

One Model Available

Airpulse PK
Seat Width........................................ From 381 mm to 508 mm
Seat Depth........................................ From 381 mm to 508 mm

Limited 12 month warranty.
12 month warranty extensions are available. This should be discussed with the supplier or manufacturer.

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
Melrose Wheelchairs (New Zealand)

Supplier Information - click to supplier for contacts details

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