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Smart-e-Pants takes the pressure off

Published: February 2, 2012

Electronic undies developed in Edmonton designed to prevent potentially deadly sores

Gem Hebert is the perfect candidate for Smart-e-Pants: she likes when her bum jiggles.

She was even willing to wear the electronic undies in public to show the importance of their continued development to prevent potentially fatal pressure sores for people in wheelchairs like herself.

“You get little tingly feelings,” said Hebert, who, as a former patient at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, tried two versions of Smart-e-Pants that have electrodes built in to contract the buttocks every 10 minutes for 10 seconds to stimulate circulation.

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