Spotted in Springwise, what seems like a fairly extreme solution; this new concept electrocutes patients every few minutes to stop them having pressure ulcers. Humorous imagery aside, pressure ulcers and bed sores are a huge issue for long term care, so this alternative approach with its cute name - which only emits painless stimulation of the blood vessels - is a welcome addition to the discussion. I can see this functionality potentially being added to beds and pyjamas around the world, as the ROI of avoiding bed sores is very high.
- Pressure Ulcers: Is it a measure of quality of care? (nuomega.wordpress.com)
- For the bedridden and wheelchair-bound, electric underwear helps prevent bed sores (springwise.com)
- Electric underwear helps thwart potentially fatal bedsores (vancouversun.com)