Study of pressure distribution in sitting position on cushions for patient with SCI

Yoshio Tanimoto, Hideo Takechi, Hidekazu Nagahata, Hideki Yamamoto

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Abstract

Pressure sores on the patient's sitting surface are a major problem for patients with spinal cord injuries (SCI). We measured the buttock pressure distribution on 5 kinds of wheelchair cushions using the Tekscan pressure measurement system. We calculated total weight, high pressure area, maximum and average pressure to evaluate the function of 5 the cushions. As for pressure distribution, the air cushion is the best of the 5 cushions. In the air cushion, the maximum pressure is influenced by the total weight, contact area and the quantity of air in the cushion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages219-224
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IMTC. Part 1 (of 2) - St.Paul, MN, USA
Duration: May 18 1998May 21 1998

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IMTC. Part 1 (of 2)
CitySt.Paul, MN, USA
Period5/18/985/21/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Tanimoto, Y., Takechi, H., Nagahata, H., & Yamamoto, H. (1998). Study of pressure distribution in sitting position on cushions for patient with SCI. 219-224. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1998 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IMTC. Part 1 (of 2), St.Paul, MN, USA, .