This paper will highlight important factors practitioners should
consider when prescribing seating for people who sit for extended
periods of time (comfort, pressure redistribution, aesthetics, function,
posture, occupation, support and end user collaboration). These factors
are based upon a mixed methods study that evaluated the pressure
redistributing effects of WaterCell® technology in specialist seating.
Average and peak pressures were then compared to self-reported
discomfort scores, physiological observations, and semi structured
interviews of twelve participants (five male, seven female).