EquaGel Protector
Wheelchair Cushion

Advanced Pressure Therapy

The EquaGel Protector Cushion your best option for pressure sores treatment and prevention.

The EquaGel Protector Cushion is 100% EquaGel configured in two-stages.

  • 1st Stage (Upper surface) has thin walls and a tight grid for comfort
  • 2nd Stage (Bottom) is has thicker walls and a wide grid for deep posture support

Nursing facilities and long term care facilities are discovering the EquaGel Protector Cushion as the best cushion for wound management (both to prevent wounds and in wound healing).  The EquaGel Protector Cushion is 2 1/2″ high with a 3/4″ pelvic contour to evenly distribute a user’s weight.

As with the other EquaGel wheelchair cushions, the EquaGel Protector Cushion will provide extended comfort and provide the ultimate in pressure wound treatment.

Mapping Testing

A side-by-side comparison of the average pressure mapping readings of the same user demonstrates a pattern of excellence in EquaGel cushions. Even comparing the non-adjustable EquaGel cushions to a premium brand adjustable air cushion, properly adjusted, demonstrates superior performance: as much as 12.4% lower average pressure, 14.3% lower peak pressure, and up to 5.3% greater weight distribution area.

It should be noted that these results hold generally true with a majority of user body types according to tests, but EquaGel do not claim these results to be guaranteed for any particular user or potential user. A trained professional should analyse the needs of pressure-sensitive users on an individual basis and discover the correct cushion to use in each individual case.

DEPTH 16″ 18″ 20″ 22″
16 1810-2-1616-PT 1810-2-1816-PT 1810-2-2016-PT 1810-2-2216-PT
18 1810-2-1618-PT 1810-2-1818-PT 1810-2-2018-PT 1810-2-2218-PT


Cushion Height 2 1/2″ / 6.4 cm
Safe Working Load 270 kg
Cushion Weight 3 kg

What is Column Buckling Technology? 



Simply put, column buckling refers to the way EquaGel behaves under weight.

Each wall of gel is capable of supporting only a light load. When that threshold is exceeded, the wall of gel buckles into the hollow area between walls and passes the weight to the surrounding walls for support. This “buckling and weight-passing” happens instantly and repeatedly until the maximum surface area of pressing weight is evenly supported by largely equalised pressure.

The peak pressure points of the ischial tuberosities and the coccyx/sacrum buckle into the EquaGel feeling almost as if they are free floating within the cushion while the thighs and buttock of the user are supported.

Kelly, PT, MAPT, ATP – University of Colorado School of Medicine

My experience with the EquaGel cushions is limited to only two clients, however both were positive.  One elderly gentleman was very uncomfortable in his wheelchair, and experienced significant relief of discomfort with the General cushion model.  My second client, a developmentally disabled young woman in a wheelchair fulltime, has been using the Basic cushion for about 6 months without any discomfort or pressure sores (she had a history of skin redness, but needed something thin to allow stand pivot transfers).

The materials in this cushion are very unique – there is nothing quite like it on the market.  I do think it has the potential to provide good pressure distribution as well as postural stability (two things which are hard to get together in one cushion).

– Kelly, PT, MAPT, ATP – Assistive Technology Partners – University of Colorado School of Medicine