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Authors: Susana Pereira 1 ; Joana Fonseca 2 ; Joana Almeida 2 ; Ricardo Carvalho 2 ; Pedro Pereira 2 and Ricardo Simoes 1

Affiliations: 1 Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA), Barcelos and Portugal ; 2 Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials (CeNTI), V. N. Famalicão and Portugal

ISBN: 978-989-758-353-7

Keyword(s): Pressure Ulcers, Piezoresistive Sensor, Textile Sensing Matrix, Monitoring System, Body Pressure Mapping.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Biomedical Engineering ; Biomedical Instruments and Devices ; Devices ; Health Monitoring Devices ; Human-Computer Interaction ; Physiological Computing Systems

Abstract: Despite improvements in medical industry and consequent modernization of the biomedical devices and healthcare, pressure ulcers prevalence remains high particularly in hospitalized patients that present little or no mobility. This kind of skin injury affects the patients’ quality of life and their caregivers, and on the other hand, increases directly or indirectly the healthcare costs. Thus, the monitoring and early identification of the risk factors that lead to the development of pressure ulcers is important to decide what are the appropriate preventive measures. The present work aims to present a new concept of a pressure sensing and monitoring system, able to detect the pressure exerted on the surface. In this case, the system consists of a sensing matrix made from a kind of commercial piezoresistive sensors embedded in a textile substrate. The solution presented can be used together with an actuation system, which will reply in order to allow the pressure relief according to the feedback from the pressure monitoring system. (More)

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Paper citation in several formats:
Pereira, S.; Fonseca, J.; Almeida, J.; Carvalho, R.; Pereira, P. and Simoes, R. (2019). Embedded Textile Sensing System for Pressure Mapping and Monitoring for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers.In Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1 BIODEVICES: BIODEVICES, ISBN 978-989-758-353-7, pages 291-296. DOI: 10.5220/0007690802910296

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author={Susana Pereira. and Joana Fonseca. and Joana Almeida. and Ricardo Carvalho. and Pedro Pereira. and Ricardo Simoes.},
title={Embedded Textile Sensing System for Pressure Mapping and Monitoring for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1 BIODEVICES: BIODEVICES,},
year={2019},
pages={291-296},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007690802910296},
isbn={978-989-758-353-7},
}

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1 BIODEVICES: BIODEVICES,
TI - Embedded Textile Sensing System for Pressure Mapping and Monitoring for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers
SN - 978-989-758-353-7
AU - Pereira, S.
AU - Fonseca, J.
AU - Almeida, J.
AU - Carvalho, R.
AU - Pereira, P.
AU - Simoes, R.
PY - 2019
SP - 291
EP - 296
DO - 10.5220/0007690802910296

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