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Intelligent control system based on smart textiles to reduce pressure injury risk by real time measure of tissue viability, and intelligent trigger of prevention strategies adapted to user and context

Project description

Breakthrough technology could help prevent pressure ulcers after a spinal cord injury

More than 200 000 patients are living with a spinal cord injury in the EU. The impact on an individual’s quality of life is high, and social costs are enormous. What is more, most of these people run the risk of developing pressure ulcers. The EU-funded LiveRest project is developing assistive technology that could help prevent this complication. The disruptive ICT solution will be embedded on a personalised wheelchair, measuring the pressure injury risk in real time through impedance, pressure, temperature and humidity sensors. Depending on the risk level and the user, it will employ a variety of interventions. The planned technology could help the European public health system save more than EUR 40 million per year on treatment purposes.

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Net EU contribution
€ 1 411 582,38
Lille Havdrupvej 5 Gi Havdrup
4622 Havdrup

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Danmark Sjælland Østsjælland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 604 963,87