A Revolucionary Pressure Ulcer Prevention System
An accurate monitoring of the pressure will allow alarms to be generated to reduce the risk due to large periods of pressure in certain parts of the human body. All bed-bound and chair-bound people or those who have impaired ability to reposition easily may have a high risk of pressure ulcers.
The Seating Mat Development Kit monitors pressure points within the body that are sensitive to ulcers, specifically to the sacrum, ischium, trochanters, heels, elbows and the back of the head.
SEATING MAT DEVELOPMENT KIT
A Non-Intrusive System
The sensors can be integrated on top or under an existing cushion or mattress. The sensor area will be packed accordingly to customer requirements. For instance, in a textile cover or, in worst case in a plastic cover. The possibility to avoid the use of plastic covers will increase the feeling of transparent systems to the user.
No installation work is required; simply place the Presure Tex at a chosen point. Make sure it covers the area you want to monitor.
It is very unlikely for the system to become damaged. However, the cost will be made feasible to replace it. No installation work is necessary.
To monitor larger areas (e.g mattress), more than one system may be needed.
There are two generational types of the system; the first generation is a textile flexible sensor and the second generation is a stretchable sensor.
Since the system compares the pressures in several points throughout an extensive sensoring matrix, this could further the development to lead an advanced algorithm, considering a person’s weight to distinguish between normal and risky body positions.
Seating Mat Development Kit
The Seating Mat Development Kit is a quick proof of concept to test the possibilities of our Sensing Tex product. This Development Kit will allow the evaluation of our solution and fix specific requirements for the final system, including integration requirements.
For instance, after the evaluation of our solution, customers may require a full integrated solution for a mattress size instead of a two-parallel Pressure Tex solution. In the case of a cushion, shape and size may be a final customer requirement for a customized Sensing Tex solution.
Which part number should we order if we want to test a mattress size solution?
As a quick solution, two sensor parts and two SDKs can be combined using special software integrating both data. Please contact our engineering team to check availability of this software.
However, we suggest you to take a look to our Mattress Mat Development Kit, which is a system thought for that purpose.
The available size of the Pressure Sensor does not fit exactly with our needs. What should we do?
The Seating Mat Development Kit is based on standard customer requirements. A customized solution is normally the expected outcome for your industrial order. Please, do not hesitate to contact our engineer team.
Is it possible to receive more resolution to my measurements?
We can design almost anything you can imagine, from big area sensor mats to high resolution small area pressure sensors. Contact us and you will have the solution you need.