Method and apparatus for supporting and for supplying therapy to a

Method and apparatus for supporting and for supplying therapy to a
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Stacy et al.
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METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR
SUPPORTING AND FOR SUPPLYING
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C. Thomas, 1486 Greenshade Way,
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THERAPY TO A PATIENT
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Continuation of application No. 08/780,050, Dec. 23, 1996,
which is a continuation of application No. 08/196,047, Feb.
Primary Examiner I ?chael F‘ Trettel
15, 1994, Pat. No. 5,586,346.
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An apparatus is Provided Which Supports a patient on an
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ABSTRACT
tively operable to provide basic support for the patient and
Which includes a plurality of laterally offset Zone Which may
be independently in?atable to control rotation of the patient.
Further, a second in?atable layer includes a plurality of
Zones for establishing optimal patient interface pressures
and patient comfort levels, and may also include suf?ciently
independent inner chambers to facilitate the providing of
speci?c therapies such as alternation of primary pressure
contact areas, or percussion or vibration of the patient
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