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Thread: New wheelchair device to prevent pressure sores

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    Senior Member Leo's Avatar
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    New wheelchair device to prevent pressure sores

    The SensiMAT (pictured right) is designed to help wheelchair users prevent pressure sores from forming in the first place. The system consists of a sensor-lined mat tailored to fit a wheelchair user's existing cushion.

    Once the user sits in a chair, Bluetooth technology sends signals from the pressure-sensing mat to a smart phone app that alerts the user when ? and where ? pressure has begun to build up, following traffic light colours: red for trouble spots, green for pressure-free zones.

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    Interesting product!

    All the best,

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    Looks like a great tool.

    I wonder what the price would be and whether it is Medicare fundable.

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