Oscillating wheelchair seat for prevention of decubitus ulcers
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A wheelchair seat designed to prevent the occurrence of decubitus ulcers has been constructed and tested. The rear section of the seating surface is periodically lowered to allow a reduction in pressure for the highly stressed tissue underneath the ischial tuberosities. Several parameters in the seat can be easily adjusted to accommodate the needs of different individuals.
KeywordsDecubitus ulcers Wheelchair seat
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