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Pressure Sores Monitor

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The Pressure Sores Monitor is a pressure sensing mat designed for wheelchair users to fit under the seat of a wheelchair. It is designed for people in wheelchairs who face the problem of "pressure sores" designed to notify them when they have been sitting in the same position for too long. Each prong of the 3D printed X sits atop a pressure sensor and runs through an Arduino. It connects to an app via Bluetooth, which shows the pressure in darkening shades of red, indicating both where pressure points may occur, but also encouraging the user to move when one sector has seen pressure for too long. Future iterations could include more sensors for more detailed impressions.

Pressure sores, which occur when someone is sitting in the same position for too long, are a problem for people in wheelchairs and this device works to solve that problem. 

Technical Specifications: 

Power: Adruino and Bluetooth. 

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as of: 
03/16/2018
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Pressure Sores Monitor

Made By:

TOM | Team Smart Ass (Shaun Giudici, Paul Herzlich, Pierre Karashchuk, Yakshu Madaan, Tomás Vega, Jonathan Bank, Oscar Segovia and Hagit Alon)
TOM | Team Smart Ass (Shaun Giudici, Paul Herzlich, Pierre Karashchuk, Yakshu Madaan, Tomás Vega, Jonathan Bank, Oscar Segovia and Hagit Alon) Organization Type: 
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TOM | Team Smart Ass (Shaun Giudici, Paul Herzlich, Pierre Karashchuk, Yakshu Madaan, Tomás Vega, Jonathan Bank, Oscar Segovia and Hagit Alon) was a co-winner of both the Google.org award for Innovation and the TechShop award for Self Manufacturing. They invented the Pressure Sores Monitor. It notifies users when they have been sitting in one position for too long to raise awareness and prevent pressure sores.
 
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