About the project:
Current solutions to prevent pressure sores (like ones being used in hospitals) are only passive, such as using soft pillows or monitors to assess pressure. An active solution would help prevent in addition to monitor the risk of bedsores.
This prototype uses sensors to alert users or caregivers of excessive pressure through an app. The prototype will be able to actively prevent pressure sores by tilting user's weight regularly to ensure blood flow to all areas. Initially this will be used for wheelchairs, but has the potential for multiple devices to be used to monitor users in hospital beds.