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    Air Gauge for Roho by John Crow

    i have been battling a pressure sore on right ishum for 5 years. wound care drs. would say it's all healed but the first time up i would know from sweats and spasms that things were not right. the wound healed but had multiple tunneling. finally found a wound care nurse that had a clue and after the 5th try i (knock on wood) 95% fixed. sitting on a Roho Quadtro that i bought off ebay. Quadtro function does not work so i'm basically sitting on a single cell Roho. been a quad for 36 years. my first cushion was a Roho and within a year i had my first pressure sore. swore i would never have another Roho. it was not Roho's fault, it was user error. my mother was my main care giver and could not master the Roho that needed checked often for the correct air pressure. nor did she grasp the consequences and severity of a pressure sore until i actually got one. swore i'd never use another Roho.
    over the next 25+ years used various cushions and had 2 more sores. in each case i became complacent with the cushion and did not keep check of them - all gel. this last sore was from a jay2 that went flat. again my fault for not checking the cushion EVERY DAY.
    Now, i have purchased 1 of almost every standard cushion - stimulite contour, classic. evolution, jay2 overfilled. and the Roho. when i first started getting up i used the S contours and classic, love them for posture but after 2 hours they started irritating the sore. switched S classic and after 4 hours sore got irritated. tried varilite evolution but my posture with it and jay was terrible. so back 360 to Roho. i still have my 77 year old mother as main caregiver. i just find it hard to use the 2 finger method. needed that Roho so i decided to buy the Pressure Gauge that John Crow makes for the Roho. Yes, the method recommended by Roho is great if you are capable but myself. i would not have the comfort level that i have now if it was not for John Crow's Pressure Gauge. i have no monetary reasons for endorsing this product. just peace of mind and a sore less butt. donnie wyatt

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    Originally posted by rollin' man View Post
    i have been battling a pressure sore on right ishum for 5 years. wound care drs. would say it's all healed but the first time up i would know from sweats and spasms that things were not right. the wound healed but had multiple tunneling. finally found a wound care nurse that had a clue and after the 5th try i (knock on wood) 95% fixed. sitting on a Roho Quadtro that i bought off ebay. Quadtro function does not work so i'm basically sitting on a single cell Roho. been a quad for 36 years. my first cushion was a Roho and within a year i had my first pressure sore. swore i would never have another Roho. it was not Roho's fault, it was user error. my mother was my main care giver and could not master the Roho that needed checked often for the correct air pressure. nor did she grasp the consequences and severity of a pressure sore until i actually got one. swore i'd never use another Roho.
    over the next 25+ years used various cushions and had 2 more sores. in each case i became complacent with the cushion and did not keep check of them - all gel. this last sore was from a jay2 that went flat. again my fault for not checking the cushion EVERY DAY.
    Now, i have purchased 1 of almost every standard cushion - stimulite contour, classic. evolution, jay2 overfilled. and the Roho. when i first started getting up i used the S contours and classic, love them for posture but after 2 hours they started irritating the sore. switched S classic and after 4 hours sore got irritated. tried varilite evolution but my posture with it and jay was terrible. so back 360 to Roho. i still have my 77 year old mother as main caregiver. i just find it hard to use the 2 finger method. needed that Roho so i decided to buy the Pressure Gauge that John Crow makes for the Roho. Yes, the method recommended by Roho is great if you are capable but myself. i would not have the comfort level that i have now if it was not for John Crow's Pressure Gauge. i have no monetary reasons for endorsing this product. just peace of mind and a sore less butt. donnie wyatt
    Could you post a link? I googled "John Crow Pressure Gauge for Roho" and nothing came back except your thread on Care Cure.

    All the best,
    GJ

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      #3
      I believe he is talking about this.
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      There is no such thing as a stupid question but there sure are a lot of inquisitive idiots. -modified from despair.com

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        #4
        Originally posted by Essie View Post
        I believe he is talking about this.
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        Thank you.

        All the best,
        GJ

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          #5
          I have one and it works great. About every 2 to 3 weeks we pump up the cushion, zero the gauge, measure the air presure and reset my cushion to where I like it.
          C 5/6 Comp.
          No Tri's or hand function.

          Far better it is to try mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure. Than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much or suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory or defeat.

          Teddy Roosevelt

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            #6
            Originally posted by forestranger52 View Post
            I have one and it works great. About every 2 to 3 weeks we pump up the cushion, zero the gauge, measure the air presure and reset my cushion to where I like it.
            From my reading of the information, you need to be pressure mapped on the cushion by a seating specialist/professional (not so easy to find a good one) and then the gauge helps to keep you within the range identified by the specialist.

            All the best,
            GJ

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              #7
              I think this would have made my roho experience so much better!

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                #8
                John is about the same weight as me and I tried his setting and it worked for me. One could just measure the finger way and then use the gauge to find the numbers. We set mine at .6
                C 5/6 Comp.
                No Tri's or hand function.

                Far better it is to try mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure. Than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much or suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory or defeat.

                Teddy Roosevelt

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                  #9
                  I'm so glad you've finally found a cushion that works for you!
                  Board Member of Assistance Dog Advocacy Project working in Education. Feel free to ask me any service dog questions!

                  I am not paralyzed. I have a genetic connective tissue disorder with neuro complications and a movement disorder.

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                    #10
                    It seems like somewhere around 0.55 psi works for most people.
                    Don - Grad Student Emeritus
                    T3 ASIA A 27 years post injury

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                      #11
                      John Crow's Pressure Gauge.

                      Thanks for sharing the tip on John Crow's Pressure Gauge for ROHO cushions.
                      http://www.precisecushionair.com/Home.html

                      I have been using ROHO cushions since 1980. I briefly made a mistake switching to jell one, but quickly returned to the black eggs nest.
                      The hand palm insertion between cushion and buttucks technique is a guessing Russian roulette at gauging adequate air pressure. Our ROHO cushion Air pressure is affected by temperature and atmospheric pressure.
                      Under cold temperatures, the pressure inside the cushion decreases offering less support. Under warm/hot temperatures, the pressure inside the cushion increases offering more support of what might be beneficial.
                      Under lower atmospheric pressure, the pressure inside the cushion decreases offering less support.
                      Under higher atmospheric pressure, the pressure inside the cushion increases offering more support of what might be beneficial.

                      I read couple of postings about the need to have a pressure map conducted before using John Crow's Pressure Gauge. I do ask, why is that necessary?

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by CubanQuad68 View Post
                        Thanks for sharing the tip on John Crow's Pressure Gauge for ROHO cushions.
                        http://www.precisecushionair.com/Home.html

                        I have been using ROHO cushions since 1980. I briefly made a mistake switching to jell one, but quickly returned to the black eggs nest.
                        The hand palm insertion between cushion and buttucks technique is a guessing Russian roulette at gauging adequate air pressure. Our ROHO cushion Air pressure is affected by temperature and atmospheric pressure.
                        Under cold temperatures, the pressure inside the cushion decreases offering less support. Under warm/hot temperatures, the pressure inside the cushion increases offering more support of what might be beneficial.
                        Under lower atmospheric pressure, the pressure inside the cushion decreases offering less support.
                        Under higher atmospheric pressure, the pressure inside the cushion increases offering more support of what might be beneficial.

                        I read couple of postings about the need to have a pressure map conducted before using John Crow's Pressure Gauge. I do ask, why is that necessary?
                        Pressure mapping reveals where you exert pressure on your cushion. The tech who is doing the mapping can adjust pressure in the cushion and see how these adjustments change the pressure forces, thus establishing the proper amount of air in the cushion for you. When the mapping is complete, the gauge can be attached and it measures the air pressure. That is your "sitting number" (kind of like the sleep number bed commercials). This makes it quick and easy to check and maintain the air pressure in your cushion on a daily or weekly basis.

                        All the best,
                        GJ

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                          #13
                          i have tried my best to get my hmo/insurance to pay for me to get mapped but no luck. they don't see the big picture. also, even though the roho is working so good i am keeping 1 supracor contour and the supracor classic. i hate the roho but need it to heal the sore. after i'm satisfied the sore is a done deal i plan to sit on the contour or classic 2 times a week. after 5 years of mostly in bed my body is crooked as a
                          politician. those two cushions force me to sit strait even when tired. i check rear -very- close. i exercise until i can not lift my arms and drink tons of protien. signs of progress are scary fast. doing it on my own as insurance pays for therapy but it's like waiting for christmas. at 55 i have new outlook on life. donnie wyatt

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                            #14
                            I just ordered one of the John Crow pressure gauges. How long did you have to wait for delivery? Just curious. Thanks

                            Keith
                            T-10 Paraplegic since September 1994 - Transverse Myelitis

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Khamel View Post
                              I just ordered one of the John Crow pressure gauges. How long did you have to wait for delivery? Just curious. Thanks

                              Keith
                              delivery was quick. he had some already made. i payed with paypal and he shipped after funds showed up. i think you will like it for peace of mind. donnie wyatt

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