Simulation of Community Usage of Wheelchairs | Phase 2
SensiMAT Systems Inc.
Building on the success of the first demonstration project with GBC, SensiMAT seeks to partner with GBC to concurrently demonstrate the use of multiple SensiMAT’s in a simulated community setting to more accurately depict a true clinical use case. Under the direction of PI Lorraine Betts (FT Faculty, Nursing), two student research assistants from the Nursing program will develop scenarios for the concurrent monitoring and treatment of 5 simulated wheelchair-bound patients in the community. Patients will be distributed across up to four test sites to simulate a community setting where healthcare professional would have to travel between patients. Students will travel between two or more test sites daily to conduct pressure relief activities on the 5 simulated patients. SensiMAT will remotely activate the data collection software daily, and data will automatically be recorded with the mat’s paired smartphone or tablet for subsequent periodic download by SensiMAT.
- SensiMAT Systems Inc.
- Lorraine Betts
- Community Wellness, Health & Education
- Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing