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Optimum Air 8 Digital Alternating Support System

Optimum Air 8 System

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For information contact AT Aust on 1300 452 679

Short Description

A digitally controlled, electric, air alternating mattress replacement system with a 1 in 2 alternation cycle time of twelve minutes. The system consists of a mattress and a pump. It comes with a vapour permeable (breathable), water resistant and two way stretch top cover. It is suitable for users at high risk of developing pressure injuries. Available in one standard size.

Additional Info

More Details

* Static head cells to add stability and help reduce sleep disturbance
* 21 cell in cells (including 3 static head cells)
* Cell material: high density 210 denier TPU Double thickness and thermally coated polyurethane
* Base material: Nylon fabric 420 denier with a 0.1mm TPU coating

* Vapour permeable, water resistant, two way stretch top cover with infection control side flaps and taped seams
* RF welded seams and pleated skirt covering mattress sides for better infection control
* Cover material is PU coated polyester
* 360 degrees zip allowing quick release function for stationary top cover removal

* Quick release connectors
* Base attachment includes straps and anti-slip mats, which can secure to most hospital style beds
* Positioning handles, which assist mattress adjustment on bad frame
* Optional side bolsters available

Pump / Controls
* Electrically operated
* Adjustable digital control unit with eight comfort pressure settings
* Alarm mode is visible, audible and diagnostic
* Timed transport and static functions for stable patient treatment
* Mode of Operation is non-continuous - only activates when needed

Safety Features
* Visible and accessible CPR tag for extra fast emergency deflation
* Cord retention system to reduce potential as a trip hazard and accidental disconnection from power
* Anti-kink hosing: air supply is not cut off if hose is bent or squeezed around frame
* Automatic Static cutout after 20 minutes for user safety

* Included wheeled carry bag for transport, storage and documentation retention
* Optional concave positioning cover - helping to prevent patient falls and injuries
* Optional control unit hooks with a range of shapes and sizes to suit a range of bed styles


All pressure reduction products must be monitored to prevent 'bottoming out'. This occurs when the user's weight bears down so hard on the product material that it is flattened and the bony parts are pressed against the surface below the cushion or mattress. Where bottoming out occurs even with correct use (eg correct inflation levels), a different product may need to be considered.

It is advisable that a health professional be consulted when considering a suitable pressure care product.

Place Of Manufacture


Price Guide

Price from Confident Care Products (NSW).

Models And Options


Only one model available


* Mattress side bolsters
* Concave positioning cover
* Control unit hooks


Specification Standard
Height 215 mm
Length 2000 mm
Load Capacity (supplier stated) 180 kg
Weight (kg) 10.8 kg
Width 880 mm

Additional Dimensions

Control unit width .........320 mm
Control unit height.........280 mm
Control unit depth..........130 mm
Control unit weight.........3.5kg
Pressure Range..............18 - 60 mmHg
Power Input.................240 V, 50 cycle AC Standard Australian voltage
Average air flow............8 litres per minute
Mattress inflation time.....40 minutes
Mattress Cell Height........203 mm

Setup And Maintenance


Refer to Product Manual for maintenance and cleaning instructions.



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When buying a medical device it is advisable to only choose a medical device that is recommended by a healthcare professional and has been included on the ARTG.

Additional Images

CPR Tag Optional Side Bolsters


Confident Care Products (NSW)
65 Williamson Rd
NSW 2565
Sales: 02 9605 5745
Fax: 02 9829 4244
Toll Free: 1800 020 025
Confident Care Products (QLD)
Suite 6 / 281 Sandgate Rd
QLD 4010
Sales: 07 3262 7497
Fax: 07 3262 9244


Whilst all care is taken to provide accurate information with respect to the item described, the Independent Living Centre New South Wales (ILCNSW), operating as Assistive Technology Australia, is not involved in product design or manufacture, and therefore not in a position to guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. Selection of equipment, which is both suitable and appropriate for individual needs remains the responsibility of the person(s) considering requisition, and no responsibility is taken by the ILCNSW (Assistive Technology Australia) for any loss or injury caused through use of the equipment or alleged to have arisen through reliance upon information provided. As information is subject to change any enquiries should be directed to the manufacturer.