StimuLite Smart Sports Pressure Relief Wheelchair Cushion

£319.99+ FREE UK delivery
Includes 20% VATPrice exc. VAT: £266.66
This item in brief:
  • Specially designed for the sporting wheelchair user or athlete
  • For those who don't need the thicker cushioning of other StimuLite models
  • Provides shock absorption, support and stability for high performance
  • Machine washable, antibacterial and allergen free for superior hygiene
Product Details

StimuLite Smart Sports Pressure Relief Wheelchair Cushion

For wheelchair users who frequently take part in sports, finding the right cushion can be difficult, as many cushions in top ranges provide depth and pressure relief that are unnecessary for these users. The StimuLite Smart Sports Pressure Relief Wheelchair Cushion is the perfect product to meet all these needs, and will allow wheelchair athletes with a lower pressure relief requirement to reach their peak performance and be comfortable while doing it.

Who Can Use This Cushion?

With an intelligent low profile design, this cushion is specially designed for the sporting user. Heavily ventilated to keep you cool, this cushion is made for use by wheelchair athletes, allowing you to perform at your best, with the peace of mind that your cushion will too. The 41 x 41cm size can be used by users up to 91kg in weight, while all larger sizes feature a maximum user weight of 102kg.

How Comfortable is the Smart Sports Wheelchair Cushion?

Ventilated and lightweight, the StimuLite Smart features a soft XS layer of StimuLite honeycomb, designed to cater to sensitive skin while providing support and stability. At 5cm thick and 1kg in weight, this is the ultimate in high-performance sporting design for users who require a lower level of cushioning but still want the most comfort possible to help reach their sporting peak.

Hygienic and Machine Washable

Hygiene is of the utmost importance in a pressure relief wheelchair cushion, as the user can potentially spend long stretches of time sitting on it. This was heavily considered in the cushion's design, as it is manufactured with naturally antibacterial and antifungal material. Allergen-free, both the cushion and cover are machine washable with the use of a laundry bag, making them both hygienic and safe.

Is This Cushion Supplied with a Cover?

Yes, all StimuLite cushions are supplied with a comfortable cover as standard. This cover is made with breathable, two-way stretch fabric that is designed to move with the skin to reduce the shear and friction forces that can exacerbate pressure sore risk. This knitted fabric cover is antimicrobial, antifungal, and machine washable to ensure a high level of hygiene is maintained.

How Does StimuLite Honeycomb Work?

StimuLite cushions are made with a soft, flexible form of aerospace honeycomb that has 'memory', is lightweight, and distributes weight evenly along its surface. Its cellular matrix consists of alternating thick and thin walled cells that flex when compressed to relieve pressure. When a user sits on a StimuLite cushion, the compressed cells radiate outwards to surround and support the anatomy, self-adjusting to each individual and providing excellent stability.

Honeycomb material of Stimulite cushions

How Breathable Are StimuLite Cushions?

StimuLite honeycomb features a unique ventilation system consisting of tiny perforations in the cell walls, allowing air to circulate both horizontally and vertically. This creates an ideal microclimate for long-term sitting comfort, helping to reduce sweat and moisture to minimise shear and friction forces on the skin. StimuLite has a proven track record among wheelchair users, where performance is critical to preventing life-threatening skin breakdown.

Maceration Resistance 

StimuLite honeycomb is perforated, enabling air to circulate and moisture to evaporate, thus helping to maintain skin integrity. The 'footprint' of the honeycomb cells on the user's skin, along with their flexing action, help to stimulate blood flow and enhance circulation.

Pressure Relief and Shear Reduction

StimuLite honeycomb works to relieve pressure by distributing it away from hot spots. Due to this, bony protuberances experience the same pressure as the surrounding anatomy, eliminating potential problem areas. The honeycomb conforms to body shape, distributes weight evenly, and stabilises the user in any position. The cells align themselves with the body to flex and unflex, moving with the skin and reducing dangerous shearing forces.

What If I Require More Back Support?

When adjusting to any new wheelchair cushion, you may find that your chair's back support feels slightly different, and you may require the use of an additional back support for maximum comfort. In these cases, we recommend the Lumbar Support for StimuLite Wheelchair Cushions, which can be placed on your current wheelchair to provide better back support. The Lumbar Support can be purchased using the tick box near the top of the page.

Key Features

  • Comfortable cushion designed for sporting users
  • Made for maximum comfort without high specification pressure sore resistance
  • Suitable for all sporting activity from casual to intense
  • StimuLite honeycomb provides maximum contact surface area
  • Honeycomb cells move with the user to minimise shear forces on the skin
  • Supplied with a breathable, two-way stretch cover for protection and comfort
  • Thickness: 5cm (2")
  • Cushion weight: 1kg (2lb)
  • Maximum user weight (41cm width): 91kg (200lb)
  • Maximum user weight (43cm width and above): 102kg (225lb)
VAT Relief

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Claiming VAT Exemption When Ordering

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Claiming Your VAT After Placing Your Order

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Delivery Information

Delivery - Free UK Mainland Delivery

This item is usually dispatched via 24hr courier.

Delivery is free of charge on all items at Health and Care when delivered to a mainland UK address. Orders are often dispatched the same day when ordered before 2.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Please call our Health and Care customer care team on 020 7720 2266 if you have any questions about the delivery of this item.


Returns Policy - This Item Is Not Returnable On Grounds Of Hygiene

This item is non-returnable and non-refundable on grounds of hygiene.

Please note, Health and Care is dedicated to maintaining the highest levels of hygiene for all of its products and for this reason this item is non-refundable and non-returnable if unsuitable or unwanted on grounds of hygiene.

If you have any questions regarding this returns policy, please contact our Health and Care Customer Care Team on 020 7720 2266 for further details.

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