Pressure on the Heads of Hospitalized Infants

While in the hospital, infants are subject to extracranial pressure from prolonged contact with mattress surfaces and medical equipment. Reducing peak pressure on the head is a critical aspect of care during this time. Current protocol relies on frequent repositioning, which is a delicate process that can be limited by the infant’s medical status and tolerance for certain positions.1

Alleviate Extracranial Pressure With the GELShield

The GELShield™ is a gel-filled, extracranial pressure-relief device that alleviates pressure on the fragile heads of hospitalized infants. Localized pressure is diffused and distributed over the cranium, utilizing our proprietary Pressure-Response System™. A combination of state-of-the-art materials and breakthrough technologies, the Pressure-Response System™ works to significantly reduce extracranial peak pressure by 85%.2

“What is amazing is to see where we are now and to finally be here. To really have an option. To say to families, ‘We got this.’ It’s a good place to be. It’s a good feeling.”


Chrysty Sturdivant, OTR
Advanced Clinical Specialist
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Baylor University Medical Center