Sensing senses: tactile feedback for the prevention of decubitus ulcers

M.N.C. Verbunt, C. Bartneck

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Abstract

Decubitus ulcers, also known as pressure sores, is a major problem in health care, in particular for patients with spinal cord injuries. These patients cannot feel the discomfort that would urge healthy people to change their posture. We describe a system that uses a sensor mat to detect problematic postures and provides tactile feedback to the user. The results of our preliminary study with healthy subjects show that the tactile feedback is a viable option to spoken feedback. We envision the system being used for rehabilitation games, but also for everyday Decubitus ulcers prevention.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-250
JournalApplied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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