If you are a person with diminished mobility you are likely aware of and certainly concerned about acquiring pressure sores.
These are known by a number of names so pick your nightmare- Pressure sores, bed sores, pressure ulcers, decubitus ulcers, tissue trauma, and probably several more. You probably also know that the cure is not an easy one even for small sores regardless of the arsenal of medications, technologies, and surgical interventions available today.
From the University of Calgary comes this info:
“Pressure ulcers can be terribly debilitating.Their incidence has not changed since the 1940s, indicating that the current methods of prevention simply are not working. Our hope is that this innovative, clinically friendly system will eventually make a difference in the lives of millions of people.”
Recently doctors at the University of Calgary tested 37 patients with spinal cord injuries by putting two sets of electrodes on each buttock that deliver a low amount of electricity for 10 seconds every 10 minutes for 12 hours a day for one month. The results of the trial showed that none of the patients developed a sore. The next step is to test these on larger groups.