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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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M2 PHARMA-October 5, 2012-Span-America Medical Systems Inc secures federal specialty support surfaces deal, with expected annual sales of USD4.
They will describe angular and linear dimensions of the persons body as well as the angular, linear and placement dimensions of the wheelchair seating support surfaces.
What is lost in the conclusions of the preceding research investigating support surface instability is the large variability in the inter-individual responses to these exercises.
Pressure-reducing support surfaces redistribute the pressure between the patient and support surface over a larger area, thereby maintaining tissue microcirculation and reducing the risk of skin breakdown (Ek, Gustavsson, & Lewis, 1987; Feldman, Sepka, & Klitzman, 1993; Neander & Birkenfeld, 1991).
Typically, this type of mattress or support surface absorbs weight by compressing.
8] They play a major stabilizing role when the support surface is precarious or compliant.
Bereft of a visible support surface, the free-floating labels constituted a kind of Suprematist environment, their variable size reflecting different distances from the viewer.
NASDAQ: SPAN) announced today that it has been awarded a contract with the federal government for ongoing purchases of the company's line of proprietary specialty support surface products.
Owner, Gary Waterfield, said : 'Were happy to support Surface Pro users with four carrying options so that they can choose the one that best fits their lifestyle.
Thus, for example, if a resident has been identified as a pressure ulcer risk and the facility is using an overlay product, but the overlay is not properly inflated per the manufacturing recommendations or the resident does not fall within the weight requirements for the product, the facility could be cited for not properly addressing the proper support surface if the resident develops a pressure ulcer.
The intent of these products is to reduce interface pressure, forces that act between the body and the support surface and are primarily affected by the composition of the body tissue, the stiffness of the support surface, and characteristics of the resident's body.
In addition, we expect to launch the new Custom Care[TM] line of convertible therapeutic support surfaces later this year as well as a new high-end, all-foam support surface targeted primarily at the acute care market.

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