ROHO Launches Smart Check to US Market

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Smart Check from ROHO Inc (photo courtesy of ROHO Inc).

Smart Check from ROHO Inc (photo courtesy of ROHO Inc).

ROHO Inc, Belleville, Ill, recently launched the Smart Check personal electronic cushion security device, with the aim of providing wheelchair users real-time feedback about proper inflation levels for their ROHO cushions.

In a media release from ROHO Inc, the company reports that development of the new product was a collaboration between the company, clinicians, and consumers, intended to ensure ROHO’s skin-protecting cushions are maintained and set up for maximum protection.

One of the reported benefits for clinicians is that Smart Check electronically stores a recommended cushion inflation level for each client. ROHO Inc reports that the United States is the first market for Smart Check, which will be distributed globally by the end of 2015.

According to a statement from ROHO Inc, the company has worked to actively pursue research to expand the healthcare industry’s understanding of pressure ulcers and deep tissue injuries. This research, reportedly led by Dr Amit Gefen, Tel Aviv University, recently explored the impact of seating from the surface to the cellular level using MRI technology and finite element modeling. The research findings revealed that air cell cushion surfaces reduce internal tissue stress that causees deep tissue injuries 10,000 times more effectively than other commonly prescribed wheelchair cushions. The full study results were published in the Journal of Tissue Viability.

“We have always been confident about the high level of skin protection our cushions offer, but now with research demonstrating these incredible benefits, we have an obligation to make ROHOs even easier to use for the health of people at the greatest risk for skin breakdown. That’s where Smart Check comes in,” said Susan Lynch, ROHO’s senior director of marketing.

[Source: ROHO Inc]