Design of custom pressure relief seat cushions in Rehabilitation Engineering (with Queensland Health, Rehabilitation Engineering, Brisbane; several projects)

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Design of custom pressure relief seat cushions in Rehabilitation Engineering (with Queensland Health, Rehabilitation Engineering, Brisbane; several projects)

Title of Project

Design of custom pressure relief seat cushions in Rehabilitation Engineering (with Queensland Health, Rehabilitation Engineering, Brisbane; several projects)

Advisor/s

Dr Gunther Paul

College or Research Centre

College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Science; Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine

Summary of Project

Specialised wheelchair seating contributes to improved outcomes for people using wheelchairs in several key areas including reduction in hip subluxation and the development of fewer pressure sores. As the service has developed, the acuity and complexity of the clients referred has increased. For some client groups the performance of the support devices has not been as expected. People with complex needs who use wheelchairs can be sitting in their seating systems in one location for long periods at a time. Limited data is available about the performance of material.

Key Words

Rehabilitation; Universal Design; Medical Device

Would suit an applicant who

Will suit applicant who: has biomedical, engineering or human factors background; seeks honours or postgraduate project (Masters, PhD)

Updated: 10 months ago