Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Cryo Fluid technology?
Cryo Fluid is a proactive temperature regulating technology that provides an effective solution for reducing heat and moisture.
How does the Cryo Fluid technology work?
JAY Fluid with Cryo technology contains so called ‘Phase Change Materials’. Millions of paraffin wax microbeads that change from solid to liquid in response to increased heat. Graphite filaments in the JAY Cryo Fluid actively draws heat from the buttocks to surrounding microbeads within the entire pad.
Cryo Fluid ‘resets’ back to original state when off-loaded i.e. person transfers off cushion. This mechanism is comparable to an ice cube in drink: the ice cube takes the heat from the drink and thereby cooles the drink. But the JAY Fluid with Cryo Technology has one big advantage: it can ‘reset’ an indefinite number of times.
How much does the Cryo Fluid reduce the skin temperature?
The Cryo Fluid reduces the skin temperature by max 5°C.
How long does it take to go back to cooling effect after 8 hours of use?
After 8 hours of continued use, the JAY Fluid with Cryo Technology pad requires a recharge period of 12 hours at room temperature (75° F / 24° C) to reach peak performance. Recharge time is dependent on ambient temperature and may be accelerated with a lower temperature. Sustained temperatures above 82° F / 28° C will not recharge the pad.
If the fluid pad remains in use after 8 hours or the pad remains in a sustained ambient temperature above 82° F / 28° C during recharge, the JAY Fluid with Cryo Technology provides the same pressure distributing and skin protection benefit of the standard JAY Fluid without the active cooling benefit.
What is the life expectancy of the Cryo Fluid technology?
The material has been tested over many thousands of cycles and we can ensure that it will function throughout the entire life cycle of the JAY Balance cushion.