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New Product Announcement: Sensoria® Mat – Wheelchair Wellness Coach
Pressure injuries are one of the most frequent secondary complications in individuals with SCI. These injuries limit independence and reduce quality of life. Regular performance of pressure relief activities (i.e., leans and liftoffs) is a key component of preventing pressure injury development: these activities offload the skin and allow blood perfusion. However, patient adherence to pressure relief recommendations is low and new approaches to help individuals with SCI develop positive pressure relief activity behaviors are needed. The Southern California Spinal Cord Injury Model System have been collaborating with a Redmond, WA start-up Sensoria Health Inc. on the creation and development of the first sensor-infused cushion designed to improve the health of wheelchair users. The product is hand-made and designed for maximum comfort with memory foam to reduce pressure and gel on top to better control and reduce temperature. The dedicated mobile application reminds you when it is time to perform your exercises, tracks your progress and monitors your goals while providing behavioral feedback. The fully functional Sensoria®️ Mat and Sensoria®️ Mat Mobile App prototype are currently being tested at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Los Angeles. Sensoria Health is planning to launch via Kickstarter. You can sign up and receive one at a generous discount at www.sensoriamat.com.