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Material Matters: The Substance and Design of Seating Components  

Material Matters: The Substance and Design of Seating Components 

Course Overview:   

There are a number of different seating products available on the market, made from different materials and of different designs, and identifying which product we want to trial can be a challenge.   Many of us are guilty of simply choosing the products we know, without giving much thought to what the product is made from or how it is designed.  

The design of a back support or cushion and the materials that are used to fabricate it have a direct impact on how well it will meet a person’s postural support and pressure care needs, understanding these features can help us identify which product will best meet a person’s needs.  

This one-hour session will look at the materials used to fabricate back supports and cushions and what impact these have on the end user, helping to gain a better understanding of how to match strategies for pressure management and postural stability, client presentation and product performance characteristics.   

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:    

  • State at least two types of forces applied to a body depending on the type of material and design of a cushion.  
  • Recognize clinical significance of applied forces to the body related to the design and materials used in construction of seating components. .  

Course Level:   Beginner – Intermediate  

Course Duration:    One hour 

How to Book: Contact education.au@permobil.com or call 1300 845 483 or 02 8838 3100 to be put through to your local Permobil representative.  

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