Mattress for Bed Sore Prevention

Professor Hopkins and his research team at UCLA have designed a low-cost mattress that can prevent bed sores with high efficacy. The mattress would be lightweight and easily reconfigured. The mattress design has a unique deformation mechanism that adjusts the mattress pressure points.The energy required to operate the mechanism is minimal. The design generates very little noise and wear, making it an ideal solution for preventing bed sore formation.


Abstract

UCLA researchers in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering have designed a low-cost, lightweight and easily adjustable mattress that prevents bed sores.

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Contact Information

Name: UCLA Technology Development Group

Email: ncd@tdg.ucla.edu

Phone: 310.794.0558