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Achievements. Pressure mapping - ATWiki. From ATWiki Interface pressure mapping involves using sensors to quantify the pressure between two contacting objects, such as a person and their support surface.

Pressure mapping - ATWiki

Pressure mapping has many wide spread applications, but in assistive technology it is commonly used by clinicians to determine the suitability of a wheelchair cushion and by researchers investigating support surfaces, risk factors for ulceration, and ulcer prevention protocols. Pressure mapping systems can be made in many configurations for different uses but the most commonly encountered clinically are the thin mats used by seating specialists. Pressure Sensor Model 5315. NexGen Ergonomics - Products - FSA ST1500 Pressure Mats. The world's only three dimensional stretchable, breathable pressure sensing material.

NexGen Ergonomics - Products - FSA ST1500 Pressure Mats

Made completely of lycra like materials. These new sensors are extremely flexible and available in standard and industrial seat mat sizes as well as a variety of custom sizes and smaller mats. Not only can they easily be wrapped around a variety of surfaces but they can be embedded into seats or beds to provide feedback to potentially intelligently and automatically adapt to improve comfort. The ST1500 is the newest sensor option from our FSA series of products which includes various seat mats, temperature mats, shear sensors, glove pressure mapping systems, hand sensor arrays, and more. The ST1500 is shipped with a stretchable water resistant cover. T5E Key Features Modular with external connectors Faster scan rates USB connected and powered Blue tooth kit with rechargeable battery option Why Choose Stretch Sensors?

What is a Stretch Sensor? The only smart fabric that is elastic and breathes. Vista Medical - Use FSA Brand Sensors for... Human Body Interface Pressure Mapping. Characterization of surface pressure of a person on a horse saddle using the Tactilus Equestrics® Sensor System A Perfect Fit Ensures Comfort and Safety for Horse and Rider Sensor element and electronic components The new Tactilus Equestrics® sensor is a capable alternative to saddle-buying and fitting by trial and error, hit or miss.

Human Body Interface Pressure Mapping

A byproduct of years of medical product development for wheelchair users, the Equestrics® sensor is the product of extensive scientific research coupled with the latest technology in surface pressure mapping and algorithm development. Using the Equestrics® sensor system allows you to quickly evaluate a horse’s back for symmetry and potential sore spots, and help determine the most suitable saddle tree type, tree width, panel shape and depth for his back. An Economical, Easy-to-use, and Accurate System The benefits of using the Tactilus Equestrics® sensor include: How it Works About the System The Tactilus Equestrics® sensor system includes the following components:

Seating & Postioning Pressure Mapping System : Blue Chip Medical. Rice Rehab Pressure Mapping. Pressure mapping is a new technology that measure the pressure of a seating surface to identify any potential problem areas that could result in a pressure ulcer.

Rice Rehab Pressure Mapping

What is a pressure ulcer? Sustained pressure cuts off the circulation to vulnerable parts of the body. Without adequate blood flow, tissue dies. Vulnerable areas include buttocks, tailbone, heels, spine, and shoulder blades. Vista Medical -Home of Pressure Mapping, Pressure Imaging and Pressure Sensing. Sumed International - Pressure Mapping. Features and Benefits Sensor Pads Made with ultra thin and flexible sensors.

Sumed International - Pressure Mapping

XSensor® systems feature supple sensory pads that form to the contours of uneven surfaces. Sensor longevity and durability are XSensor® trademarks and all sensors are designed to withstand rigorous and frequent clinical use. The slip resistant polyester cover allows for easy patient maneuvering. Platforms The X3 display platform is a handheld device allowing clinicians and patients to view accurate, high resolution representations of pressure distribution. In addition to the X3 display platform we also offer the base X3 platform. XSensor's software captures calibrated and raw data in real time. Pressure Mapping Assessment for Wheelchair Users. June 8, 2004 "You don't have to be injured with a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) for very long to realize that your skin integrity is compromised," said Kendra Betz, PT, manager of the comprehensive Outpatient Physical Therapy Service and the Physical Therapy Clinical Education Program for the SCI Service at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle, Washington.

Pressure Mapping Assessment for Wheelchair Users

"Impaired circulation, sensation, and muscle contraction puts you at risk for pressure ulcers. Regardless of the diagnosis, any person with a neurologic injury whose ability to feel and move is altered is at risk for trauma to the skin and tissue beneath the skin. " A nationally-recognized specialist in the area of wheelchair seating and pressure mapping, Betz is known in her field for pressure mapping just about anything, including toilet seats and shower chairs, mattresses, vehicle seats and sports equipment. "The cost of treating these pressure ulcers is enormous," she said. But again, values are relative. Lying and sitting more comfortably. Public release date: 13-Dec-2011 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Martin 49-391-409-0231Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Anyone confined to a wheelchair or a bed has to deal with numerous complications.

Lying and sitting more comfortably

Frequently, they suffer from bedsores or decubitus ulcers as physicians call them. Bony prominences, such as the sacrum, coccyx and ischium, are especially endangered spots. "Every person has a unique build, which must withstand differing compressive loads. While comparable sensor mats already exist, they are so expensive to manufacture that they are unsuitable for the mass market– a high resolution sensor mat costs several thousand euros. At around one centimeter, the sensor pad is so thin that it can be integrated in existing applications without any problem.

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