Updated: Aug 7
Liane McIver, THIS.
Florida-based mobility startup Kalogon has announced the launch of what it calls the “world’s first smart wheelchair cushion” to support the healing and prevention of pressure injuries and improve comfort for extended wheelchair use.
Developed by ex-SpaceX engineers – the aerospace company started by Elon Musk – Kalogon describes the cushion as being designed to “assist in the healing and prevention of pressure ulcers or bedsores.”
The company notes that approximately half of wheelchair users will develop pressure injuries in their lifetimes, yet the cushions people use today were invented before the personal computer.