Tamarack™ is delighted to announce the upcoming launch of our all-new glidefree™ transfer board strips with ShearBan® technology, in June 2009.
Skin tissue trauma occurs during transfers from a wheelchair to another chair or bed, causing pain and the risk of infection. The risk of skin damage increases during wet transfers, from a shower or tub to a chair, when the frictional forces increase as a result of damp skin sliding against a transfer board.
In response to interest from rehabilitation therapists in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area last year, Tamarack began installing its low-friction ShearBan® product on transfer boards. ShearBan® applies directly to a device, such as an orthosis, prosthesis or footwear – reducing friction wherever painful rubbing causes hot spots, blisters or ulcers. The application of ShearBan® technology to transfer boards is a great solution for transfer board users.
Once released in early June 2009, glidefree™ will come pre-packaged in 1″ x 34″ strips, ready for installation on transfer boards of any type. Initially, customers will be able to purchase glidefree™ direct from Tamarack™, although we hope to increase distribution to include durable medical equipment suppliers by late summer 2009.
Stay tuned for the official launch of glidefree™ transfer board strips with ShearBan® technology.
© 2009 glidefree is a trademark of Tamarack Habilitation Technologies. Made in the U.S.A.
Posted by Jason Pawelsky, Product Manager, Tamarack™ Habilitation Technologies