hospital bed mattress / visco-elastic foam / anti-decubitus
for hospital beds
TEMPUR® foam is a particularly high-quality material for healthy, relaxing sleep. When the US space agency NASA developed it in the 1970s, it was a much more dramatic task: The new viscoelastic foam was designed to protect people in aircraft accidents. TEMPUR® can absorb a person's fall from a height of 3 metres and returns to its original shape even when 90% of the foam is compressed.
With these properties, the TEMPUR-MED® Premium mattress today supports the prevention of pressure ulcers. This mattress is ideal for high demands. It is suitable for use in intensive care units and protects elderly and long-term patients. In the nursing home, the TEMPUR-MED® Premium mattress stands for unique sleeping comfort.
Open cell technology
TEMPUR® foam consists of spherical open cells that permanently adapt to the contours of the body. This distributes the pressure more evenly than with conventional polyurethane, whose irregular cell structure merely compresses under weight and quickly decompresses again.
TEMPUR® foam reacts to the body temperature and the weight of the user. The temperature is also higher in parts of the body exposed to greater pressures. In this case, the material becomes softer. The cells shift their position to adapt to the contours of the body. In cooler areas, the mattress stays firmer.
Fewer pressure points
With its viscoelastic cell structure, the TEMPUR-MED® Premium mattress distributes the pressure so evenly that local pressure peaks are reduced significantly compared to conventional mattresses. Pressure on the shoulder blades, buttocks and heels is relieved as a result.