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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Smart-e-Pants: Using Intermittent Electrical Stimulation to Prevent Pressure Ulcers

CADTH (the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health) has recently completed on April 9, 2015 a report in their series on “Issues in Emerging Health Technologies”, a review on a new technology that has been developed in the hopes of reducing pressure ulceration. “Smart-e-Pants” are likened in the report to biking shorts that are equipped with surface electrodes intended to provide electrical stimulation to areas at high-risk of pressure ulcers.

In the report, it is noted that the highest percentage of pressure ulceration occurs in long-term care settings.

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