Faculty Advisor

Mazumder, Shamsur R

Faculty Advisor

McNeill, John A.

Faculty Advisor

Mendelson, Yitzhak

Abstract

Pressure ulcers pose a pervasive, costly, and painful problem to millions of patients in medical care facilities throughout the United States, including those who are elderly, comatose, wheelchair-bound, or users of prosthetic limbs. The purpose of the system being developed is to prevent pressure ulcer formation by warning patients and medical professionals of impending tissue damage to areas on patients that are most susceptible to pressure ulcers. The system operates wirelessly and is designed to last for at least 7 days in order to effectively prevent pressure ulcers and lessen the burden on caretakers.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2017

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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