support surface

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support surface

A brace, pillow, or mattress on which part or all of the body rests. Static support surfaces are made or filled with materials such as air, fabric, foam, or gels. Dynamic support surfaces are filled with moving air, beads, or fluid that circulates by electromechanical energy.
See also: surface
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There are other factors to consider, such as the recommendation of support surfaces to help reduce internal stresses within the tissue.
Compass Health Brands over the summer bought Meridian Medical, a supplier of gel overlays, seating/positioning cushions, therapeutic support surfaces, lymphedema systems and respiratory products.
Compass Health Brands manufactures and distributes bath safety, personal care, durable medical equipment, support surfaces, pressure prevention, mobility, pain management, respiratory, health aids, and medication compliance, serving both professional and consumer markets.
Commonly, ulcers occur where soft tissues (skeletal muscle, subcutaneous fat and skin) are compressed between bony prominences and support surfaces, such as a bed or chair.
The comprehensive TSS portfolio includes specialty therapeutic beds, mattress replacements systems, and other support surfaces and patient mobility devices; including product brands such as AtmosAir[TM], TheraKair[TM], ProfiCARE[TM] and DRI-fLO[TM].
TSS offers specialty therapeutic beds, mattress replacement systems and other support surfaces, and patient mobility devices.
M2 PHARMA-October 5, 2012-Span-America Medical Systems Inc secures federal specialty support surfaces deal, with expected annual sales of USD4.0m(C)2012 M2 COMMUNICATIONS
(1) A clinical guide to the terms and measures published in the international standard ISO 16840-1:2006 Wheelchair Seating, Section 1: Vocabulary, reference axis convention and measures for body segments, posture, and postural support surfaces [1].
Users can view catalyst support surfaces, as well as active metal nanoparticles.
Phase also did not differ on the two support surfaces (M = -17.01 degrees, SD = 8.34 degrees, and M = -9.7 degrees, SD = 24.19 degrees for the beam and floor, respectively), Watson-Williams F(1,29) = 0.88, p > .05.

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