Opticare X uses patented sensor technology known as the Pressure Optimization System, in order to maintain optimal immersion. In Optimize mode the system regularly checks and adjusts the mattress to ensure the air level within the mattress remains optimal.
Prone mode uses a higher level of air than other therapeutic modes to provide a balance between pressure redistribution and stability for patients being nursed in a prone positions (prone positioning support recommended).
MAX inflate fills the mattress with air to create a very stable base for sliding transfers, turning patients and certain medical procedures. Automatic stop of this mode after 30 mins, if the time is not extended.
Mobile Mode allows the mattress to be ‚stepped down‘ to a lower level of immersion to aid Comfort and independent movement for more mobile patients.
Microclimate management (MCM)
Opticare X helps to prevent the build up of heat that can naturally result from paying on a mattress. This is achieved through the use of adjustable airflow underneath the mattress. This helps to remove a build up of moisture away from the patient by creating the conditions for moisture to escape through the cover fabric.
MCM provided by Opticare X can be optimised by using it in conjunction with the Elite Cover or Endurance in USA.
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