For the young and healthy, bedsores are about as low on the totem pole of concerns as growing old. But for anyone who has spent much time in an intensive care unit, where patients are often bedridden, pressure ulcers are a constant concern.
So Wellsense, a company in Nashville, Tenn., has come up with a monitoring technology to prevent them from forming in the first place. The approach utilizes thousands of sensors that form an electronic sheet over a mattress to detect in real time the precise distribution of pressure across the mattress. The system links up with a handheld … Read more