Technology-Assisted Pressure Ulcer Prevention: The Automatic Mattress

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Syed S. Javid
S. S. Christila
Akshaya M
Haritha R
Sanjay P


Hospital acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) are a significant issue affecting approximately 5% of patients admitted to the
hospital with sudden illnesses. These ulcers are commonly found in patients who have limited mobility and cannot reposition
themselves in bed. The traditional method to prevent HAPUs involves turning the patient every two hours and using specialized
mattresses to redistribute pressure. However, low compliance with turning protocols has made this method difficult to maintain
in many healthcare facilities. A novel strategy utilising a wearable gadget that continuously tracks the patient’s position has
been presented to deal with this problem. A tablet and the device wirelessly interact, and the tablet notifies the carer when the
patient has to be turned in accordance with hospital policy. The device’s embedded technology records the turning procedure and
continuously tracks the patient’s location. This information is updated on the hospital’s cloud system for centralised monitoring.
During testing, the system demonstrated its ability to reliably identify typical patient poses and track the patient’s location


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Javid, S. S. ., Christila, S. S. ., M, A. ., R, H. ., & P, S. . (2023). Technology-Assisted Pressure Ulcer Prevention: The Automatic Mattress. International Journal of Health Technology and Innovation, 2(02), 16–23.
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