Conrad, Dr. Megan

Title of Research Project:

Identification of children pressure points while laying on mattress

Research Description:

This study involves recording the pressure distribution across children skin as they lay on various mattress and mattress covers. The study involves recording and analyzing data using a pressure mapping system. Data will help advise recommendations for mattress distribution systems for children. Findings will help reduce the pressure the risk of pressure injuries, particularly for children who are paralyzed or required to stay for an extended time in a hospital.

If there is important prerequisite knowledge/skills required for students, please describe below:

MATLAB helpful but not required. I can teach what is needed.