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Dimensional Gel Pads

Gel Ovations Dimensional Pads are made of medical-grade Silicone Polymer designed specifically to have the same physical characteristics as human fat tissue. The softness of the gel stays unchanged at any temperature and when cut, the gel will not flow or leak. It will not dry out like foam.

The cellular design allows for even pressure distribution and contours to any underlying surface.

Gel Ovations Dimensional Pads are made of medical-grade Silicone Polymer designed specifically to have the same physical characteristics as human fat tissue. The softness of the gel stays unchanged at any temperature and when cut, the gel will not flow or leak. It will not dry out like foam.

The cellular design allows for even pressure distribution and contours to any underlying surface.

PRESSURE MAPPING

The Dimensional Gel Difference

Our Dimension Gel Pads have additional benefits that cannot be recorded through traditional pressure mapping.

These include the anti-shear and friction properties, airflow and coolness of the Gel.

The cellular design allows air to circulate between the cells and minimises heat and moisture build-up. It allows for even pressure, contours to underlying surface and drastically reduces shear and friction forces on the skin.

Client A- Sat in Arm Chair
with no pressure protection

Client A- Sat in Arm Chair
with a Gel Ovation Dimensional Gel Pad

The Dimensional Gel Pads are manufactured from medical grade silicone polymer and have been specifically designed to mimic the softness and physical characteristics as human fat tissue.

The key properties of the gel ensures that the durometer or softness stays unchanged at any temperature. This ensures that the Dimensional Gel does not harden in cold environments and does not soften in warm temperatures causing potential risk to the user’s skin.

This is a common problem when different gels are used for seating such as polyurethane.

The Dimensional Gel Pads are manufactured from medical grade silicone polymer and have been specifically designed to mimic the softness and physical characteristics as human fat tissue.

The key properties of the gel ensures that the durometer or softness stays unchanged at any temperature. This ensures that the Dimensional Gel does not harden in cold environments and does not soften in warm temperatures causing potential risk to the user’s skin.

This is a common problem when different gels are used for seating such as polyurethane.

Orders received by 12noon despatched the same day*

We understand that clients suffering from, or at risk of developing pressure ulcers, require immediate solutions. We pride ourselves on providing rapid delivery of standard products, with orders received by 12noon despatched the same day. *Contact us for Made to Measure delivery times.

Pressure Care Solutions Trusted by NHS Trusts throughout the UK

Gel Ovations products are used and trusted by NHS Trusts throughout the UK for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers. We also supply the private healthcare sector, care homes, mobility dealers, OTs and wheelchair Therapists, Rehab Engineers, Community Equipment Stores, and Tissue Viability Nurses

UNIQUE CELLULAR DESIGN

The design of the Dimensional Pads is another key element to their effectiveness in the prevention and treatment of pressure sores. The pads are made up of a series of individual silicone gel columns.

This design enables the columns to move with the skin 360 degrees which drastically reduces the shear and friction forces that can cause or contribute to skin break down. The space between the columns allows air to flow around skin keeping it cool and helps any moisture to flow away from the skin.

Another design benefit is that, in use, the columns allow the gel pads to contour to any underlying surface ensuring even pressure distribution and that any existing postural benefits are maintained.

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POSTURE

Low Profile Ensures Good Posture

When a chair is too high, your feet are often not able to reach the floor. This increases pressure underneath the thighs and buttocks and encourages the risk of shear on the skin and sacral sitting. This needs to be avoided or reduced as much as possible.

Adding a foam or thick pressure cushion often raises the seat height too high for individuals causing poor posture and instability.

The dimensional gel pads are low profile, which maintains the seat measurements of a person’s chair. It provides high risk pressure relief, while promoting good posture, helping to maintain a comfortable, safe 90 degree sitting position.

Client A- Sat in Arm Chair
with traditional foam cushion

Client A- Sat in Arm Chair
with a Gel Ovation Dimensional Gel Pad

The thickness of the Dimensional Gel Pads is set at a low profile of only ½” (13mm) which offers many benefits to the user. In many circumstances end users are supplied with a very thick cushion to help combat the risk or treatment of pressure sores and quite often this can bring about more problems.

A thick cushion often means that the chair becomes far too high for the user meaning that their feet cannot touch the floor. This increases pressure underneath the thighs and buttocks and encourages the risk of shear on the skin and placing the user in a sacral sitting position. This needs to be avoided or reduced as much as possible.

An increased seat height also often means that the arm rests and headrest options are now in the incorrect position creating poor posture that encourages users to lean or exert extra pressure on arms that can lead to skin breakdown.

The thickness of the Dimensional Gel Pads is set at a low profile of only ½” (13mm) which offers many benefits to the user. In many circumstances end users are supplied with a very thick cushion to help combat the risk or treatment of pressure sores and quite often this can bring about more problems.

A thick cushion often means that the chair becomes far too high for the user meaning that their feet cannot touch the floor. This increases pressure underneath the thighs and buttocks and encourages the risk of shear on the skin and placing the user in a sacral sitting position. This needs to be avoided or reduced as much as possible.

An increased seat height also often means that the arm rests and headrest options are now in the incorrect position creating poor posture that encourages users to lean or exert extra pressure on arms that can lead to skin breakdown.

“ Rather than replacing Terry’s armchair to incorporate pressure care, I prescribed a Gel Ovations Dimensional Gel Pad to meet his pressure care needs and maintain good posture. This was a cost effective and timely solution.”

Danielle
Specialist Occupational Therapist

“ Rather than replacing Terry’s armchair to incorporate pressure care, I prescribed a Gel Ovations Dimensional Gel Pad to meet his pressure care needs and maintain good posture. This was a cost effective and timely solution.”

Danielle
Specialist Occupational Therapist

KEY BENEFITS
  • Prevents Pressure Ulcers

  • Expedites Ulcer Healing

  • Low Profile

  • Improves comfort

  • Reduces shear and abrasions

  • Improved cooling

  • Creates Air-flow

  • Hypoallergenic

  • Easy to maintain

  • Odourless

  • Unique Cellular Design

  • Contours to any Shape

  • Temperature Resistant

  • Easy to Sanitise

  • Prevents Pressure Ulcers

  • Expedites Ulcer Healing

  • Low Profile

  • Improves comfort

  • Reduces shear and abrasions

  • Improved cooling

  • Creates Air-flow

  • Hypoallergenic

  • Easy to maintain

  • Odourless

  • Unique Cellular Design

  • Contours to any Shape

  • Temperature Resistant

  • Easy to Sanitise