Under Pressure

May 17, 2016 | 4:43 pm

Project team: Cynthia Chen, Christopher Herridge, Derrick Mar, Steven Roth, Vanessa Wijaya, Dennis Yu

Course: Introduction to New Product Development, spring 2016

File_001Aiming to enhance quality of life for those in wheelchairs who suffer from pressure sores, a student team called Under Pressure created a pressure-monitoring pad and a compatible mobile app. A debilitating problem that can lead to skin infection, invasive surgery, and lengthy recovery, pressure sores plague many people who spend more than 14 hours per day sitting in one position.

red_left_legUnder Pressure’s product addresses many users’ lack of awareness of developing ulcers and the need for positive reinforcement to treat healing ones. Robust enough to use with any wheelchair cushion, the pressure-monitoring pad feeds realtime image and text information to the mobile app, providing users with the power to make smart decisions about their health.

Under Pressure was supported by EnableTech, a campus organization focused on designing and building assistive technologies for people with disabilities.

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Under Pressure project poster

Cynthia Chen on LinkedIn

Chris Herridge on LinkedIn

Derrick Mar on LinkedIn

Steven Roth on LinkedIn

Vanessa Wijaya on LinkedIn

Dennis Yu on LinkedIn