Evaluation of wheelchair cushions by means of pressure distribution mapping.

@article{Takechi1998EvaluationOW,
  title={Evaluation of wheelchair cushions by means of pressure distribution mapping.},
  author={Hideo Takechi and Akihiro Tokuhiro},
  journal={Acta medica Okayama},
  year={1998},
  volume={52 5},
  pages={245-54}
}
We studied the seated buttock pressure distribution in six paraplegic patients by means of computerized pressure mapping. They were all male and their age ranged from 18 to 48 years old. Their level of paralysis varied from Th5 to L1. Five kinds of wheelchair cushions were studied: an air cushion, a contour cushion, a polyurethane foam cushion, a Cubicushion (which is made of polyurethane foams) and a silicone gel cushion. A tactile sensor consisting of 2064 matrices was used for measuring the… CONTINUE READING

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