Sleep & Support Services
Pneumatic cells are now commonly used to customize sleep surfaces to prevent injuries commonly associated with long-term bed rest. These air cells must endure contact with bodily fluid (urine, blood, sputum, etc.), excessive loading from bariatric patients, excessive cycling, caustic washing chemicals, and even needle sticks. That is why Dielectrics designs customized multi-layer laminates. With resistant materials and robust welding technology, these air cells will hold up to more abuse than the bed cover itself.
Apart from being strong, these thermoplastic laminate constructs must also accommodate a variety of applications and patients. One advantage of air cell technology is that it is infinitely adjustable to change the contours of a surface, the height of a surface, and the hardness of the surface. With the advances of this technology, many therapies traditionally performed by nurses can now be automated. Dielectrics developed Profile technology that enables design to control zones of air pockets within a defined 3D space. These are the types of innovations that we offer the client.
With the mounting concerns over disease transmission, Dielectrics has
developed equipment to cost-effectively fabricate covers with hermetic seams. Traditional methods of sewing poke hundreds
of small holes in an otherwise resistant fabric, which can be breeding grounds
for bacteria. By employing RF welding
techniques, the mattress, and wheelchair seat covers are air and bacteria
resistant because there are no unprotected places for it to grow.
See also: Technologies (RF welding / air, gel, & fluid Bladder Technologies)