Matthew Pompeo

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Pressure ulcer is an age-old problem imposing a huge cost to our health care system. Detecting and keeping record of the patient's posture on bed, help care givers reposition patient more efficiently and reduce the risk of developing pressure ulcer. In this paper, a commercial pressure mapping system is used to create a time-stamped, whole-body pressure map(More)
—Pressure ulcer is a critical problem for bedridden and wheelchair-bound patients, diabetics, and the elderly. Patients need to be regularly repositioned to prevent excessive pressure on a single area of body, which can lead to ulcers. Pressure ulcers are costly to treat and cause many other health problems, including death. The current standard for(More)
The diabetic foot complications constitute a tremendous challenge for patients, caregivers, and the healthcare system. Studies show up to 25% of diabetic individuals will develop a foot ulcer during their lifetime and many of these patients eventually must undergo amputation as a result of infection due to untreated foot ulcers. With current technology,(More)
— The focus of this paper is to develop a software-hardware platform that addresses one of the most costly, acute health conditions, pressure ulcers-or bed sores. Caring for pressure ulcers is extremely costly, increases the length of hospital stays and is very labor intensive. The proposed platform collects information from various sensors incorporated(More)
The foot complications constitute a tremendous challenge for diabetic patients, caregivers, and the healthcare system. With current technology, in-shoe monitoring systems can be implemented to continuously monitor foot's at-risk ulceration sites and send feedback to patients and physicians. The few available high resolution in-shoe pressure measuring(More)
—Pressure ulcer is a significant problem for bedridden and wheelchair-bound patients, diabetics, and the elderly. These patients need to be regularly repositioned to prevent excessive pressure on a single area of their body, which can lead to ulcers. In this work, we develop a software platform that facilitates monitoring at-risk patients and suggests(More)
—Pressure ulcer is a severe threat for immobilized and peripheral neuropathic patients such as bedridden , elderly, and diabetics. Once developed, the complication of pressure ulcer causes pain, suffering, and longer hospitalization for the patients. Additionally, pressure ulcer management imposes a serious burden on the health care providers. The optimal(More)
Pressure ulcers impose an enormous burden on health care system. For hospitalized patients, the prevalence ranges from 3% to 11% increasing both the length of hospital stay and hospital cost. Pressure ulcer results in a skin breakdown that happens when a patient stays in bed for a long time without dynamically shifting the body weight over the surface.(More)
Pressure ulcer is a critical problem for bed-ridden and wheelchair-bound patients, diabetics, and the elderly. Patients need to be regularly repositioned to prevent excessive pressure on a single area of body, which can lead to ulcers. Pressure ulcers are extremely costly to treat and may lead to several other health problems, including death. The current(More)