The Action Adaptive Pad has been specifically created to reduce the risk of skin and nerve damage caused by prolonged sitting, reclining or laying down.
The tissue-like dry polymer assists in reducing shear and evenly distributing pressure - two of the main contributing factors leading to tissue breakdown. This material is, in simpler terms, an ultrasoft synthetic rubber which acts like a fluid, giving uniform support, yet is a coherent soft solid, which does not bottom out.
With its gentle spring-like resilience and soft, easy stretching ability, Akton® quickly adjusts to the shape of any body surface; intensive pressure points are reduced and the material returns and permanently holds its original shape when not under load. It won't flow, become lumpy, distorted or leak if the pad is punctured.
Akton® can be used to offer superior cold therapy by storing temporarily in the freezer to soothe arthritis and on wheelchair arms and head rests for additional pressure relief. Also excellent to help prevent and heal blisters formed by using crutches.
Akton® can be easily trimmed to shape with sharp scissors and sealed with cellophane tape, platilon or dusted with talcum powder. Ideal for use in customised devices.