Faculty Advisor

Ault, Holly K.


With the help of the Danish Center and the Bispebjerg Hospital a domed indenter was prepared for testing mattress properties that are important to pressure ulcer prevention. Protocols for the device were written based on research in this field, and testing was conducted on hospital mattresses using these protocols. The indenter was found to have the ability to accurately test the mattress properties and the results were given to the Bispebjerg Hospital, starting a growing relationship between the two organizations.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering