What is the CONFORMat?

The CONFORMat™ seating and positioning system provides accurate, real-time information on pressure distribution and Center of Force (CoF) trajectory that helps providers develop an optimal seating and positioning system for each individual patient. The unique, truly flexible design makes the CONFORMat the most advanced pressure mapping system available for seat and back analysis.

CONFORMat Features and Benefits

  • Portable, lightweight sensor is easy to move between patients and facilities
  • 2,000+ individual sensing elements provide accurate, high-resolution readings
  • Helps optimize cushion selection and custom seating development
  • Provides justification and documentation for treatment decisions
  • Engages patients with vivid color display and provides them with clear, visual feedback
  • Aids in identification of unseen asymmetries and pelvic obliquities
  • Provides accurate data for answering research hypotheses or development questions
The specially-designed sensor conforms to the shape of the patient and support surfaces to eliminate false pressure readings.The specially-designed sensor conforms to the shape of the patient and support surfaces to eliminate false pressure readings.

CONFORMat Used by Clinicians and Researchers to:

  • Screen for high pressure areas that may be at increased risk for sores, ulcers, and wounds
  • Monitor progression and treatment of wound ulcerations
  • Validate wheelchair cushion selection and adjustments

 

  • Aid in identification of unseen asymmetries and pelvic obliquities
  • Evaluate pre- and post-surgical patients

 

In a recent study1, the CONFORMat was found to have superior performance over other interface pressure mats on:

  • Pressure magnitude readings at areas of highest loading and at the most complex curvatures.
  • Buttocks immersion indicating least amount of hammocking.
  • Least overall influence between the buttocks and common seat cushions.

1Pipkin & Sprigle (2008) Effect of Model Design, Cushion Construction, and Interface Pressure Mats on Interface Pressure and Immersion. JRRD, Vol. 45, No. 6, pp. 875–882.

CONFORMat with pressure profile.CONFORMat with pressure profile.

View our bibliography to see the broad depth of applications for the CONFORMat.

Bibliography

Configurations

Tekscan systems consists of scanning electronics, software, and patented thin-film sensors. The CONFORMat™ system is configurable based on your application requirements.

CONFORMat tethered
CONFORMat wireless
CONFORMat datalogger

CONFORMat Tethered

Wires connect the sensor and scanning electronics on the subject to the computer via USB port.

  • Scanning speed up to 100 Hz with Evolution™ electronics.
  • Scanning speed up to100 Hz with VersaTek™ electronics.

*VersaTek system is shown.

* Components depend on system configuration. Additional items may be included with your system purchase.

CONFORMat Wireless

Data is transmitted directly from the subject to the computer, allowing for a wide range of applications.

  • Data can be recorded with the subject up to 100 meters away and displayed on the computer in real time.
  • Scanning speed up to 100 Hz

* Components depend on system configuration. Additional items may be included with your system purchase.

CONFORMat Datalogger

The datalogger function allows recordings to be stored on the unit and uploaded after testing is complete.

  • Ideal for use when a recording needs to be made over an extended period of time.
  • Scan speed up to 100 Hz.

* Components depend on system configuration. Additional items may be included with your system purchase.