Pressure ulcers are a painful and expensive condition. They inflict patients in hospitals, long-term-care facilities, and at home. Pressure ulcers are an $11-billion problem annually, in the US alone. Approximately 2.5 million people are stricken each year, with 60,000 dying from this agonizing malady.
BodiTrak's groundbreaking technology provides a highly effective, preventive solution: A smart mattress, with multiple air chambers, responds to a pressure-sensing cover sheet. It constantly adjusts the mattress's pressure on parts of the body at any risk of tissue injury, as determined by a clinical algorithm that dynamically analyzes pressure/location/time data.
BodiTrak has developed the world's first and only sensorized fabric for measuring pressure. The fabric itself is a sensor. No embedded devices. This sheet covers the mattress, constantly measuring pressure upon each part of the patient's body, thereby guiding the responsive and salutary adaptation of the mattress's air chambers. Here is some information about the unparalleled functionality of the patented BodiTrak pressure-mapping sheet:
The BodiTrak Smart Mattress for Healthcare constantly minimizes the pressure of every body part against the bed, by intelligently adjusting its air chambers, thereby preventing tissue damage. Why depend upon a suboptimal skin-scanning device, trying to detect early skin damage, when you can actually prevent any damage from happening? The BodiTrak Smart Mattress System also alerts the nurses if and when there is a need for them to turn the patient manually...or if the patient is moving in a manner that could result in a fall out of bed. And it tracks respiration, as well. BodiTrak is the ultimate solution for preventing any bed-related injury to patients in healthcare facilities or at home.
The BodiTrak Smart Mattress for Healthcare combines our industry-leading ReST Smart Bed for consumers with our medical-grade pressure-monitoring system. Check out this
comparison between ReST and Sleep Number.
Here is the conclusion: "ReST also provides five zones of support and adjustment, over the one air chamber on either side of the bed, offered by Sleep Number. In our opinion, we feel that having the multiple zoned support is more beneficial, as the various areas of your body have specific needs, which can change daily." This unique capability also contributes to making the BodiTrak Smart Mattress for Healthcare the ultimate solution for preventing pressure ulcers.