The future of pressure relief
As our next step towards eliminating pressure ulcers, we introduce an air mattress system that takes full automation to a new level. Our award-winning, intelligent software makes it possible for us to team up with caregivers around the globe, to individualise care and improve health economy. With CuroCell® IQ, we introduce intelligent simplicity, in your care.
The new CuroCell® IQ features simplicity at its best. The system identifies the user and automatically adapts itself to the individual, thereby allowing better care for the patient as well as an easier work load for caregivers. This makes CuroCell® IQ an excellent investment for care units around the world.
The CuroCell® IQ control unit is pre-set to our newly developed Pulsating mode, which offers a documented high level of comfort and effective pressure relief. Sleep, in combination with a calm and quiet environment are key factors in recovery and increased well-being(1) (2) (3). This is why CuroCell® IQ is developed to offer extremely low noise- and vibration levels. The function Air Flow Control allows the mattress to reuse the air inside it. The feature provides a constant temperature in the mattress as well as quiet, calm and stable airflows.
1 Hagerman I et al., "Influence of intensive coronary care acoustics on the quality of care and physiological state of patients", Int J Cardiol. 2005 Feb 15;98(2):267-70
2 Hsu et al., "Noise pollution in hospitals: Impacts on patients", J. Clin. Out. Mgmt. 2012, vol 19, no 7, p301-309
3 Johansson et al., "The sound environment in an ICU patient room - a content analysis of sound levels and patient experiences", Intensive and Critical Care Nursing Journal, Oct 2012, 28(5), p.269-279
With the CuroCell® IQ we offer a truly automatic system, and a new level of safety and efficiency. The control unit is equipped with active sensors, prepared to continuously react to body position changes, without the need of any manual settings or adjustments. Always offering an effective solution for each individual in every situation, the CuroCell® IQ means less handling for staff and increased safety for users. This is what we mean by Individualised care.
Clinical Studies prove benefits of Pulsating mode
We have made the CuroCell® IQ our most intelligent, yet simplest control unit so far. Pulsating mode is the only featured programme, making it easier than ever to individualise effective care. The clinical results of our Pulsating mode has been proven in two different studies, both showing it to be superior to the traditional alternating modes.
Optimum choice for even blood flow in user tissue
One of the studies(1) shows that Pulsating mode, with its gentle air flows, increases comfort and assures an even blood flow in the user’s tissues. Pulsating mode also offers the user less awareness of the support surface's movements and is more adaptable to mimic the natural movements of the body, compared to a traditional alternating mode.
Effective for both prevention and treatment
A second study(2) confirms that the cumulative pressure ulcer incidence associated with the use of Pulsating mode was as low as 2.5%. The results indicated that the existing pressure ulcers category III or IV did not worsen and also healed while using a fully automated pulsating support system. Overall, participants' comfort while using the Pulsating mode was rated very good to excellent by both users and caregivers.
1 Dr Peter Worsley, Dr Luciana Bostan and Professor Dan Bader. Investigation of the biomechanical and physiological responses to prolonged lying postures during three mattress modes. Unpublished manuscript. University of Southampton, 2018.
2 Beeckman D., Van Hecke A., Verhaeghe S., Van Damme N., Manderlier B., Zwaenepoel E. The use of a fully automated pulsating support system (CuroCell® A4 CX20) in pressure ulcer prevention and treatment: a clinical test in 10 Belgian nursing homes, International Wound Journal. Gent University, 2019.
Flexibility and innovation, in your care
A complete solution for individualised care
CuroCell® IQ offers a complete solution for users, caregivers and care units, including values beyond product features. In the struggle to eliminate pressure ulcers, intelligent medical devices will be needed, along with specialised services to complete the picture. With CuroCell® IQ we can offer simple and effective handling in combination with reduced logistics- and distribution costs.
In our development of innovative pressure relieving mattresses we find that
no user is the other alike, and the needs look different. To make this situation
effective, we have developed the CuroCell® IQ to be compatible with five
different mattresses. This makes it possible for care units to invest in
a range of mattresses, all compatible to the same control unit.
Care of Sweden’s fully automatic products have been internationally recognised for their innovative engineering and excellent performance.