Varilite

Varilite Cushions

A better way to sit

Comfort, tissue management, and stability are essential for people who spend a lot of time sitting.  Varilite specialise in air-foam flotation cushions for a wide range of users. 


1. Varilite Evolution & Evolution PSV

The Varilite Evolution wheelchair cushion uses air-foam flotation to provide a unique combination of pressure management and postural support. This light weight cushion uses a self inflating valve for a modifiable closed cell foam wedge, as well as built in dynamic and static pressure redistribution qualities. There are three types of foam used in the cushion to create positioning zones, and incorporate stability into the cushion base.

The Varilite Evolution is also available with Pressure Setting Valve (PSV) to make cushion set-up and adjustment even easier. As the person sits on the cushion, air is released so that the user becomes immersed in the cushion and optimal load distribution is achieved without any complicated pumps or measures. There is a modifiable closed cell foam wedge available to customise the cushion as required, or you can combine this cushion with an additional base framework to add increased postural supports (see Evolution & Meridian Wave for details).

Available in a range of sizes from 12x14” to 24x20” and choice of mesh or incontinence covers.


2. Varilite Meridian

The Varilite Meridian wheelchair cushion features a dual chamber to create a pre-ischial ridge and wedge effect for enhanced comfort, support, and pressure redistribution. Three functional areas are created by the variety of foam used including soft foam under the Ischial Tuberosities; medium foam in the thigh trough and pre-ischial shelf; and firm foam to provide lateral support and pommel area.

The dual air chambers allow for independent positioning of the thigh and pelvic areas, and can be used to limit sacral sitting and posterior pelvic tilt. It is easily adjusted with the person sitting in place, by firstly releasing air from the pelvic chamber to immerse the pelvis, and then releasing air from the thigh chamber until optimal load on the thighs is achieved.


There is the option to combine the Meridian with a Varilite Wave base (see Evolution & Meridian Wave for details) for even greater lateral and medial support.

Available in a range of sizes from 12x14” to 24x20” and choice of mesh or incontinence covers.


3. Proform NX

The Varilite Proform NX is an off the shelf customisable cushion. Comprising of a modifiable wedge, a contoured base, a dual chambered air-foam flotation cushion, and a modifiable thigh cushion, the Proform NX can be modified to meet any number of postural support requirements.

Clinicians can shape and customise the foam base, or build up areas of the cushion to correct asymmetrical postures. The combination of foam and air chambers in the cushion work well in addressing pelvic obliquity, and with one twist of the valve adjustments can be made to the independent left or right chambers, releasing air to immerse the user into the foam. The foam contours to the user and as a result even weight distribution across the surface of the cushion is achieved, providing stability, comfort and customised support.


4. The Zoid PSV

The Varilite Zoid PSV is a low profile tapered cushion without a medial separator to suit active wheelchair users with a moderate risk of tissue breakdown. Combining stability, simplicity, and lightweight design with skin protection, the Zoid PSV weighs less than 900g, and is only 7cm high. Postural support is achieved with the use of extra-firm bevelled foam, providing lateral stability and seating balance, while a large ischial pan protects the pelvis in both anterior and posterior pelvic tilt positions.


5. Varilite Wave Base

(Cushion accessory for the Evolution and Meridian)

Clinicians can now combine Meridian and Evolution cushions with the Wave Base for solid ‘enhanced positioning’ bases for further postural stability.

Each Wave positioning support fits securely beneath the Meridian or Evolution Cushion inside the tailored cover to enhance the positioning control of the pelvis and thighs and further increasing the pressure redistribution.

3 different Varilite Wave designs are available:

Varilite Contoured Positioning Wedge

The Contoured Positioning Wedge (CPW)

  • Lateral thigh support to control thigh abduction
  • Medial thigh support to control thigh adduction

Lateral Positioning Base (LPB)

Varilite Lateral Positioning Base

  • Posterior gluteal support
  • Lateral pelvic support
  • Lateral thigh support to control thigh abduction

Contoured Positioning Base (CPB)

Varilite Contoured Positioning Base

  • Posterior gluteal support
  • Lateral pelvic support
  • Lateral thigh support to control thigh abduction
  • Medial thigh support to control thigh adduction