MediSmart Technologies, a UK manufacturer of pressure care systems, has launched a new, slim alternating air mattress with a ‘simple-to-use’ pump to retro fit any recliner chair.

Launched at Medica in Germany from the 12th-15th of November 2018, the MicroCell Dynamic Recliner Chair Overlay incorporates patented MicroCell technology, which consists of a thin design of 70 alternating cells and can be manufactured to fit any reclining chair.

The air mattress aims to reduce the issue of pressure ulcers among users.

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MediSmart’s sales director and chair of the BHTA beds & support surfaces section, David Beavis, commented: “We had a lot of interest at Medica especially with regard to the issue that regularly occurs whereby users of recliner chairs can, on many occasions, use these chairs in a supine position as a bed for long periods of time and not always have the appropriate alternating support surface as they would do in a profiling bed. This therefore could contribute to an increase in pressure ulcers.”

MJS Healthcare founded MediSmart and has been established for more than 35 years.

MediSmart was set up as a sister company to MJS Group in 2017, with an aim of creating of hybrid pressure relief systems for healthcare professionals and patients.

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