Faculty Advisor

Bitar, Stephen John

Faculty Advisor

Mendelson, Yitzhak

Abstract

Pressure ulcers are a common problem in current hospital settings. This project created a system to detect the early onset of pressure ulcers and alert a caregiver. Three different physiological factors, known to contribute to the formation of pressure ulcers, can be continuously measured via a disposable adhesive patch and wirelessly transmitted to a computer interface. The user interface instructs a clinician to input additional physiological factors, not locally measured, which indicate the risk of local ulcer formation.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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