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This Arduino monitor helps prevent bedridden patients from getting pressure sores and more

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For those recovering from major operation or are disabled, maintaining that they are in a good posture for long periods is essential to reduce joint pain and other issues caused by a inability to move, which includes pressure sores. Rodrigo Mejiasz’s idea is aimed at resolving the problem by making use of a tiny device that measures the length of time a patient has been in a single position, and then alerts a person in charge when it’s the right time to alter the patient’s position.

It is based on the Arduino Mega, which is paired with a five” TFT screen which displays clearly graphical user interfaces with numerous key data points and settings options. The upper part of the screen includes options regarding the posture and the period between changing. Below, you will find a summary of the current position as well as the next one and the amount of time that has passed since the last time. Additionally, there are buttons on the bottom that allow for pause and resuming the display.

Although simple, the Bedridden Patient Monitor has the potential to improve the quality of life of patients by reducing joint pain and the pressure placed onto certain areas of the body for extended amounts of time.

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