There is no universally accepted definition of "low air loss" (LAL) in medical literature. As a result, claims are made that "true" or "genuine" low air loss referes to construction features such as air flow volume, cover fabric, or air loss method.
But clinicians primarily prescribe LAL for its unique abilitiy to control maceration by removing excess moisture. Therefore, scientific measurement of the amount of moisture it removes is the most meaningful validation of a LAL system's effectiveness.
Easy Air's exclusive "Air Diffusion Matrix" Coverlet design maximizes removal of excess moisture (i.e., perspiration) from the user's skin. Moisture passes in vapor form down through the Coverlet, where a continuous air current takes it away before it can re-form as liquid.
The Air Diffusion Matrix fabric is not collapsible, ensuring a pathway for a constant flow of air beneath the patient. Compare to typical low air loss designs that cause the patient's body to press the cover directly onto the air holes, closing off the flow of air beneath the patient, between the Coverlet and the Cover.
A study by the Engineering Department at Clemson University shows that the Easy Air removes more moisture from the patient than other common low air loss designs.*
*Figliola R. A proposed method for quantifying low-air-loss mattress performance by moisture transport. Ostomy/Wound Management. 2003;49(1):32-41.