Bedsores (decubitus ulcers)

Because of the even distribution of pressure and the consequent reduction of body pressure when lying on an Akva Waterbed, existing wounds heal and new infections are prevented. Continuous excessive pressure is avoided, which damages the tiniest capillaries in the skin, and which typically occurs in the heel first (where the highest percentage of weight is borne by a very small area).

The critical pressure of about 28 mmHg on the outer skin is not reached, so unimpeded blood circulation is ensured even in the heavy parts of the body.

The waterbed is successful for the treatment of bedsores in paraplegics, stroke patients, patients with spinal cord injuries and geriatric and bed-ridden patients, as well as in facilities for the disabled where the constant repositioning of patients is less critical. This is a great relief for the person affected and the caregivers.

ProAct8ive passt sich immer lautlos und natürlich den Konturen des Körpers an.

The conventional alternating pressure bed systems, because of their noisy compressors, are not always a boon for those affected. There is no real pressure release if the pressure only shifts from one air chamber to another under the person lying in the bed. These systems are many times more expensive than our liquid-based mattresses.

Prevention of bedsores

For long-term bedridden patients, Akva recommends the flexible ProActive mattress system with water core and adjustable base. Akva ProActive combines the pressure-relieving attributes of water combined with an adjustable bed frame, thereby considerably boosting the quality of life for the user.