January 21, 2013

Pressure sores are a common problem in hospitals around the world as patients are often too ill to get out of bed, and older people are at a heightened risk because of poor circulation. However, a new electrifying invention may put an end to pressure sores. Researchers at the University of Calgary have made a stimulating discovery in the continued attempt to prevent pressure sores in immobilized patients. It’s called Smart-e-Pants, electric underwear that electrically stimulates the buttock muscles of patients, mimicking fidgeting and preventing the development of sores that arise when a person is stuck in one position for too long. Researchers hope that these pants will help reduce the incidence and cost of treating bed sores, also known as pressure ulcers.

Find out more about this fabulous new invention in this article. For more information, you can visit the website or email the Smart-e-Pants research team manager directly.