WheelAir- temperature control system
What you need to know
Advantages to you
Temperature and relative humidity control in custom
Research shows that certain conditions - Spinal cord injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral palsy, Epilepsy, Ehlers Danlos syndrome, Hyperhidrosis, Fibromyalgia, Autoimmune disorder, Autonomic neuropathy, CNS disorder and Obesitas among others - are particularly susceptible to health complications associated with heat and moisture.
Form-fitting support systems such as custom contoured seating can exacerbate the production of unwanted heat and moisture.
Fits any seating system or wheelchair
27 Hour battery life
6 airflow settings
The effect of heat and moisture on the body
Symptoms of heat stress have few stages, from no heat stress-related symptoms or discomfort to heatstroke (body temperature >40˚C or heat-induced seizures)
Symptoms of moisture and skin integrity issues start with sweat build-up, skin redness, and irritation and might lead to stage 4 pressure injury (full-thickness skin loss and tissue loss).
Medication use too can affect heat and moisture, either leading to impaired sweating, excessive sweating, increased heat production, reduced blood pressure and skin blood flow, or an inability to regulate temperature.
For a full overview of how heat and moisture can impact the client, please refer to the Heat and Moisture Risk Matrix, and WheelAir’s supporting clinical information.
The WAcare line consists of a modular system, of which parts become integrated components of the seating system, with only the Fanbox visible and removable. The Fanbox is attached to the back of the seat with a bracket.
With a WAcare integration as part of the seating system, the client regains full control of the internal and seat surface temperature and humidity build-up, often replacing desk fans and towels.
We are a WheelAir Recognised Partner, authorised to fit and service the WAcare line in combination with our seating systems.
- Fanbox size 26.5cm/10.5cm/3.9cm
- Battery - 3.7V 8000aAh Litium-Ion
- Battery life -27 hours (lowest setting)
- Charger - 18W USB-C
- Charge time - 2 hours to 80%
- Airflow - 9m/s-28m/c output (m/s=meters per second)
- Fan Lifespan - 70,000 hours
- Safety - Transit approved and tested to IEC60601
- Certification CE Marked
- Aftercare – each part can be replaced individually
- Location – seat, backrest, sleeping systems
- WheelAir Heat and Moisture Risk Matrix 156.00 kB | PDF
Heat and Moisture risk factor PDF Document
Download Heat and Moisture risk factor scale for wheelchair users.
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