Saturday, May 25, 2024

Tag: Pressure Sores

Managing Pressure Injuries

Managing Pressure Injuries – Free Course on Cortree from SCIO

Pressure injuries are a health concern for many people with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities. As we age, our level of mobility and...

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and Pressure Injuries

A pressure injury is a sore caused by too much pressure on the skin. This reduces blood flow, damaging skin and underlying tissue....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...