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Researchers to develop automated seat cushion to aid in ulcer prevention

Modern-day wheelchairs provide a full range of mobility solutions, but many users still battle an unwanted side effect: painful ulcers caused by sitting for long periods in the same position. Researchers from The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute and Human Engineering Research Laboratories at the University of Pittsburgh are developing a solution in an automated seat cushion designed to prevent pressure ulcers in wheelchair users.

02/03/2016

Photo: Muthu Wijesundara, research scientist; Copyright: University of Texas at Arlington

Muthu Wijesundara, UTA Research Institute's principal research scientist, is working with researchers at the University of Pittsburgh to develop a smart seat cushion that will relieve painful pressure ulcers for wheelchair users; © University of Texas at Arlington