Accession Number:

AD1061773

Title:

Development of the Wheelchair In Seat Activity Tracker (WiSAT)

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Jul 2017,30 Jun 2018

Corporate Author:

Georgia Tech Research Corporation Atlanta United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2018-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Pressure ulcers remain a critical problem for persons with spinal cord injury SCI, with negative consequences on nearly every aspect of their lives. Research and clinical experience suggests that weight shifts are an important part of promoting tissue health. This project seeks to design a commercially-viable system to inform wheelchair users about their weight-shifting activity as a means to promote healthy behaviors and prevent pressure ulcers. Termed the WiSAT Wheelchair In-seat Activity Tracker, it will have impact on wheelchair users, their clinicians and researchers. Such a product can empower wheelchair users with knowledge about their behaviors associated with pressure ulcer prevention.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Weapons Effects (Biological)
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE