Meaning & function

The Ergocheck involves a measurement mat with 684 measurement points (pressure sensors) being placed on top of the mattress. When the mattress is placed on a soft surface, the support pressure at any given point on the mattress can then be measured. This means we can test how the mattress adapts to your body. With this test, quality becomes measurable and evident!

The Ergocheck measurement is an easy-to-understand representation of the pressure distribution between the person and the mattress.


The higher the value in mmHG is, the higher the pressure at the area in question. The pressure on the test subject person is low in the green and yellow areas, and the red areas indicate a high pressure. The blue areas are the problematic areas; here there is significant excess pressure.

The measuremnts of ergovital® mattresses show excellent pressure-distribution results


Bonell spring core mattress, 2,4mm spring steel, 7×24 springs, four-coil:

support pressure up to 50mmHG, poor pressure distribution


High-quality visco-foam mattress, 20cm depth:

support pressure up to 47.8 mmHG, acceptable pressure distribution


ergovital® mattress, model vitalpur®:
support pressure only up to 37.9 mmHG, excellent pressure distribution

Test conditions:
Measured with subject lying relaxed on side
Room temperature 18 °C
Test subject: male, weighing 80kg ergocheck

possible problems

1. Headaches
The wrong sleeping position with poor support can cause serious muscle tension in the neck area, which in turn often leads to tension headaches.

2. Back pain
The moste common health problem is back pain. The wrong mattress can lead to an unnatural position fpr the spine and the very opposite of a healthy sleep, and can actually worsen the pain.

3. Hip and knee pain
Hard, unyielding mattresses often cause excess stress on the joints. This can even lead to inflammation of the areas affected.

4. Circulation problems
Swollen feet and limbs going numb can be the result of too much support pressure, which can be caused ba having the wrong mattress. The mattress should distribute pressure well, thus reducing the stresses.

5. Other problems

  • Sciatic pain
  • Depression
  • Deep, dark rings around the eyes
  • Tiredness during the day
  • Pale, lifeless skin