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
Title of host publicationConference Record - IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference
Editors Anon
PublisherIEEE
Pages219-224
Number of pages6
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 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

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sitting position
spinal cord injuries
cushions
pressure distribution
Pressure distribution
Air
Wheelchairs
air
wheelchairs
Pressure measurement
Contacts (fluid mechanics)
pressure measurement

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  • Instrumentation

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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. In Anon (Ed.), Conference Record - IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (Vol. 1, pp. 219-224). IEEE.

Study of pressure distribution in sitting position on cushions for patient with SCI. / Tanimoto, Yoshio; Takechi, Hideo; Nagahata, Hidekazu; Yamamoto, Hideki.

Conference Record - IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference. ed. / Anon. Vol. 1 IEEE, 1998. p. 219-224.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Tanimoto, Y, Takechi, H, Nagahata, H & Yamamoto, H 1998, Study of pressure distribution in sitting position on cushions for patient with SCI. in Anon (ed.), Conference Record - IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference. vol. 1, IEEE, pp. 219-224, Proceedings of the 1998 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IMTC. Part 1 (of 2), St.Paul, MN, USA, 5/18/98.
Tanimoto Y, Takechi H, Nagahata H, Yamamoto H. Study of pressure distribution in sitting position on cushions for patient with SCI. In Anon, editor, Conference Record - IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference. Vol. 1. IEEE. 1998. p. 219-224
Tanimoto, Yoshio ; Takechi, Hideo ; Nagahata, Hidekazu ; Yamamoto, Hideki. / Study of pressure distribution in sitting position on cushions for patient with SCI. Conference Record - IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference. editor / Anon. Vol. 1 IEEE, 1998. pp. 219-224
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