Development of the Wheelchair In-Seat Activity Tracker (WiSAT)
[Technical Report, Annual Report]
GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORP ATLANTA
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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.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering