Sizewise Rentals relies on Stimulite® for high-risk heel solutions in bariatric patients

SAN JOSE, CA, August 18, 2008—Supracor is proud to announce that it has granted Sizewise Rentals, L.L.C.™ exclusive use of its patented Stimulite honeycomb technology in the heel section only of Sizewise’s non-powered specialty mattresses.

A leading manufacturer and distributor of medical support surfaces, equipment and products for bariatric patients, Sizewise has integrated Supracor’s ventilated, pressure-relieving Stimulite honeycomb into its NP24™ mattress system to help prevent and treat pressure sores in the heels of high-risk patients.

“Pressure ulcers over bony prominences such as the heels are a common occurrence among bed ridden patients,” said Susan Wilson, vice president and creative director of Supracor. “Stimulite’s ability to contour to the anatomy and flex with movement to minimize shear forces provides protection for this high-risk area.”

A soft, flexible form of aerospace honeycomb, Stimulite has a proven track record among wheelchair users. Stimulite wheelchair cushions provide Total Pressure Management®—pressure relief, reduced shearing and ventilation to control heat and moisture—the key to pressure sore prevention. Stimulite distributes weight uniformly across its surface to eliminate pressure points. The honeycomb cells flex with movement to minimize shearing while perforations in the cells’ walls circulate air and evaporate moisture.

Supracor is the originator of Stimulite and flexible, fusion-bonded honeycomb technology utilized in products that promote the health and safety of people and animals. Initially applied to wheelchair cushions for pressure sore prevention, Stimulite is the basis of a unique line of personal care products. Exclusively made in California’s Silicon Valley from American-made, recyclable materials, Supracor’s versatile honeycomb products can be found in diverse, high-performance applications such as military body armor, jet fighter aircraft seats and bumpers for amusement park rides.

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Supracor, Stimulite and Total Pressure Management are registered trademarks of Supracor, Inc.