Thursday, April 15, 2021

Tag: Pressure Sores

Spinal Cord Injury: Pros and cons of robotic exoskeletons

Robotic exoskeletons have emerged as a helpful rehabilitation tool for disabled and people suffering from several health-related consequences after a spinal cord injury (SCI). Exoskeletons are wearable robotic units, controlled by computer boards to power...

Helpful tools for cooking when you have a spinal cord injury

https://youtu.be/4nKUTlxH6gc This video shows two people with cervical spinal cord injuries preparing a complex meal using adaptive tools along with regular kitchen items that make cooking possible. Adaptive cooking tools used in this video: Jar...

Spinal Cord Injury Patients Face Many Serious Health Problems Besides Paralysis

MAYWOOD, IL –  Paralysis is just one of the many serious health problems faced by patients who suffer spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord patients also are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease; pneumonia; life-threatening blood clots;...

One Small Step

A paraplegic undergoes pioneering surgery. When a spinal cord is damaged, location is destiny: the higher the injury, the more severe the effects. The spine has thirty-three vertebrae, which are divided into five regions—the coccygeal,...

Custom chair cushions might aid spinal cord injury patients

Wheelchair cushions designed to adjust to a person's size and form can help redistribute pressure and provide support for activities of daily living for patients with spinal cord injuries, report scientists at the Instituto...

Groundbreaking device being tested by VA may put end to pressure ulcers

Helps detect the earliest signs of ulcer formation Pressure ulcers (commonly known as bed sores) are one of the most troublesome and painful complications for patients during a long hospital stay, but a joint project...

The SENSIMAT for Wheelchairs – Indiegogo Campaign

The SENSIMAT for Wheelchairs is a thin, wireless mat of pressure sensors that is inserted underneath a wheelchair cushion. The mat connects via Bluetooth to the SENSIMAT mobile app which allows 24/7 monitoring of...

New wheelchair device to prevent pressure sores

Pressure sores are the leading source of infection, hospitalization and mortality for wheelchair users. But a new wheelchair sensory system developed through a collaboration with SensiMAT Systems and the University of Toronto's Professor Milos Popovic...

PressureUlcer.net

Pressure Ulcer is a Complete Guide to Pressure Ulcers. Topics Include: Stage 3, 4 & Unstageable, Prevention, Treatment, Neglect, Attorneys, and Lawsuits. PressureUlcer.net was created to act as a reliable resource for members of the...

Basic care can prevent pressure sores

We're finishing our discussion this week about how to identify and manage various pressure ulcers on people who are most susceptible to them, such as people required to be at bed rest, people with...