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World's First Bedsore Monitoring System

US hospitals are using a bedside mapping device from Israel's Wellsense to show staff how to reposition each patient to ward off pressure ulcers.

Hospitals across the United States are installing the Israeli-devised MAP (Monitor Alert Protect) system --- the world's first continuous bedside monitoring device to display, in real time, where a patient is developing high-pressure points that lead to bedsores.

MAP consists of a pressure-sensing mat that sits on top of the bed, wired to a monitor that provides color-coded visual feedback for repositioning patients so that pressure points on the body are consistently rotated. The system can be customized for each facility and even for each patient. To read the entire article click here.

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