Identifying Factors That Influence Pressure Ulcers by Numerical Simulation and Experimentation Methods

He-Thong Bui, Le-Van Nguyen, Anh-Ngoc Tran Ho, Quang-Bang Tao, Thanh-Nghi Ngo

Abstract


This paper studies the factors that cause the development of pressure ulcers (PUs) and identify the prevention of pressure ulcers (PUs). After presenting the context of pressure ulcers (PUs), we will provide a summary of the causes of pressure ulcers (PUs) formation, which were published in the literature. Then, we will study the investigative processes using numerical simulations and experiments to evaluate the factors that influence the development of pressure ulcers (PUs). The purpose of this research will provide the preventive measures and appropriate treatments for people using a wheelchair or those with disabilities. The results of this study contribute to the prediction of factors that can cause pressure ulcers to improve comfort seating and the quality of life for people with disabilities.


Keywords


pressure ulcers (PUs); wheelchairs; numerical simulation; experimental, cushions

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