Development of advanced personalized modular pressure relief seating cushion systems: Testing and user evaluation
Kath M. Bogie
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May 2018 -
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Pressure injuries are a significant secondary complications for many individuals with reduced mobility, including elderly Veterans and those with spinal cord injury (SCI). Core assistive technology for persons with limited mobility includes a wheelchair seating system, comprising both a wheelchair and an effective pressure relief cushion. All wheelchair users are at some increased risk of pelvic region pressure injuries while sitting. Numerous studies have shown that although no one cushion can...