We are delighted to introduce pressure care relief technology in partnership with Levitex to our range of postural support seating and changing benches.

Levitex Foam is an innovation in PU foam, combining the comfort of latex with PU foam characteristics. Now being applied across Smirthwaite’s range of seating (including our new Asiento chair) and changing bench products, it helps correct individual’s posture and improve quality of life. Produced using a specially designed high molecular polyol material, the foam cell is fine and smooth, which offers softness to the touch while remaining resistant.

The gravity defying foam technology is recommended for use in seating; it has excellent body pressure distribution and keeps soft while offering great support. Levitex’s foam formulation supports individuals as they are seated, while optimising posture; it provides pressure relief for comfort and resistance for support.

What is it? Levitex is a patented innovation in polyurethane foam technology developed at Manchester Science Park. It doesn’t sound revolutionary except for the outstanding results it has already achieved in clinical trials and live studies, giving life-changing results to patients with acute debilitating conditions whose quality of life and recovery is being significantly improved.

Levitex properties are such that the user does not need to apply a large force for it to compress by 25% of its original size making it very soft, comfortable and mouldable. However, at a much greater force, 65% compression of its original size it offers a firmness consistent with high quality products. The user will feel what it is to rise and float in the air without any physical support, a feeling of levitation.

Combining a world-renowned specialist in pain medicine, medical device engineering, postural management expertise, specialist chemical engineers and a group of entrepreneurs has resulted in this breakthrough. Furthermore, Levitex has undergone an independent clinical trial with the Directorate of Occupational Therapy at The University of Salford (June 2018) and has an eminent Medical Director in Dr Ilan Lieberman, who works as a Pain Medicine Consultant and Clinician with The University Hospitals of South Manchester (UHSM).

Levitex’ CEO, James Leinhardt has a wealth of knowledge in 24hr postural care and has designed class one medical devices to manage the posture for clients suffering with complex neurological illness and Injury.

Other recent product additions by Smirthwaite include a new selection of moving and handling products to our comprehensive range of paediatric equipment. To find out more about this latest innovation and our product range – please visit www.smirthwaite.com or contact customer support on +44 (0)1626 835552.