Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Open Access Tilt Tracker: Technical Note on an mHealth System to Monitor and Prevent Ulcer Development Among Power Wheelchair Users

Download Article:
(PDF 441.4 kb)
Approximately 85% of individuals with spinal cord injuries will develop a pressure ulcer, making these wounds one of the most common and preventable comorbidities associated with this condition. Pressure ulcers can be life threatening due to increased risk of infection, and hospitalization is often required for complex cases. Accordingly, there is a call in the spinal cord injury literature to develop innovative technology for the prevention of pressure ulcers. In response, an interdisciplinary team developed the Tilt Tracker, a dynamic mobile health system that objectively measures pressure redistribution practices in real time and is synchronized to a digital communication platform. This technical note will describe the concept and design of this innovative technology.
No References for this article.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics


Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: November 1, 2018

More about this publication?
  • Technology and Innovation, edited and published by the National Academy of Inventors, is a forum for presenting information encompassing the entire field of applied sciences, with a focus on transformative technology and academic innovation. Regular features of T&I include commentaries contributed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and in-depth profiles of Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors in every issue.

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more