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Pressure Relief Training Device.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Pressure sensitive pad attached to a timer, intended to remind a person with a spinal cord injury to relieve seating pressure by pushing against the arms of the wheelchair and raising the pelvis. Describes a device consisting of a pressure sensitive pad placed on the wheelchair cushion directly under the patient's ischial tuberosities, attached to an alarm feedback mechanism which buzzes after a certain length of time if pressure has not been relieved for 30 consecutive seconds during that time. The timer resets automatically. Includes photographs. COMMENTS: For information contact: Department of Neuromuscular Engineering, Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, 7601 East Imperial Highway, Downey, California 90242. AUTHOR: Temes, W C; Harder, P TITLE: Pressure Relief Training Device JOURNAL: Physical Therapy REF: Vol 57 no 10, Oct 1977: p 1152- 1153 PAGES (including cover): 2 1977.

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