The Nimbus mattress consists of a mattress and a compressor. No other mattress is needed. A built-in sensor automatically detects the user’s weight. The Nimbus consists of air cells that continuously change the pressure. The mattress has a static setting that makes it easier to dress or turn around in bed. The compressor is supposed to hang on the bed frame. Here the compressor hangs on a string to reduce the noise level and eliminate vibrations.
He even takes the mattress with him when he travels. Although it is large, it is worth bringing along to prevent pressure ulcers.
Huntleigh Healthcare AB, www.arjohuntleigh.com (last checked March 2011).
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The pressure sore team of Rehab Station Stockholm recommends Hill-Roms Duo 2, www.hill-rom.com/usa/index.asp (last checked March 2011) as therapeutic mattress for preventing pressure sores. The mattress automatically sets different zones based on the user’s individual needs and position in bed. The pump does not make noise. It has a “firm” setting that makes it easier to turn over, with a warning signal as a reminder to reset the mattress to the original setting. The controls are available with a long hose so the user can take care of it unassisted.
This tip is from 2005