A method for custom-contoured cushion design using interface pressure measurements.

@article{Brienza1999AMF,
  title={A method for custom-contoured cushion design using interface pressure measurements.},
  author={D M Brienza and Cheng-Hsiao Lin and Patricia E Karg},
  journal={IEEE transactions on rehabilitation engineering : a publication of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society},
  year={1999},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={99-108}
}
The interface pressure distributions between flat foam cushions and the buttocks of seated test subjects were compared to custom-contoured cushion surface shapes generated with a seated-buttock contour gauge. Our hypothesis was that pressure measurements could be used to generate a contour equivalent to that obtained with a force-deflection contour gauge. The study was performed in a university medical center using spinal cord injured (SCI) (12) and elderly (30) test subjects. Interface… CONTINUE READING