Sensing senses - tactile feedback for the prevention of Decubitus ulcers (2010)
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Decubitus ulcers, also known as pressure sores, is a major problem in health care, in particular for patients with spinal cord injuries. These patients cannot feel the discomfort that would urge healthy people to change their posture. We describe a system that uses a sensor mat to detect problematic postures and provides tactile feedback to the user. The results of our preliminary study with healthy subjects show that the tactile feedback is a viable option to spoken feedback. We envision the system being used for rehabilitation games, but also for everyday Decubitus ulcers prevention. © The Author(s) 2009.
CitationVerbunt M, Bartneck C (2010). Sensing senses - tactile feedback for the prevention of Decubitus ulcers. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. 35(3). 243-250.
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KeywordsSpinal cord injury; Tactile feedback; Decubitus ulcers prevention; Posture activity; Wheelchair
ANZSRC Fields of Research10 - Technology::1004 - Medical Biotechnology
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