Texas MRC Research Projects

 
The proposed embedded system collects information from pressure sensors and body sensors, analyzes the data to create a pressure distribution map, and actuates periodically to redistribute pressure due to body weight. The concept of distributed control and multi-agent coordination will be used to regulate and distribute pressure regardless of the size, weight, and position of patients.

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The goal is to develop 400 sensors to place in a diabetes patient’s shoe to monitor the pressure on their foot and ultimately prevent foot ulcers from developing. The technology is unique because it is designed to measure the pressure and shear on the foot at the same time. The researchers have completed the design of the sensors and have fabricated IC components. (more…)

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