Understanding interface pressure provides key insight into the performance, safety and comfort of products and process equipment. At XSENSOR, our advanced sensors provide accurate and repeatable data that engineers require to make better product design and process decisions. Certification of our lab to ISO 17025 provides further assurance of sensor accuracy.
Many pressure sensor manufacturers make claims about accuracy that almost never translate into reliable readings in the field. This guide will explain the many factors that can affect pressure sensor accuracy, including; the type of sensor (capacitive vs. resistive), how a sensor is manufactured, what calibration process is used and how long the sensor can be used before it needs re-calibration.
How can designers minimize the elevated body surface pressures and verify performance of head restraints and seat backs during rear impacts? How much pressure is being exerted on a driver from airbags and seat belts during front impacts? Find out how to answer these questions and more by downloading the HS Impact Sensors spec sheet.
Can Pressure Monitoring Influence Non-Concordant Patients and Carers in Their Decision Making with Regards to Repositioning and Pressure Ulcer Prevention in the Community? Download the case study conducted by Peninsula Community Health and Plymouth University in England.
Despite increased awareness, decubitus ulcers in clinical settings remain a common problem. Medicare no longer covers the cost of hospital-acquired ulcers, so a diligent and effective pressure ulcer prevention strategy is crucial. Download the ForeSite PT brochure to find out how an accurate data and knowledge-based turn regimen relieves the localized pressure.
If elevated body surface pressures are not relieved, wheelchair patients are succeptible to the development of painful and life-threatening decubitus (pressure) ulcers. And if therapists can’t see those elevated pressures, or don’t have confidence in what they’re seeing, it’s nearly impossible to know how best to redistribute them.
XSENSOR is A2LA Accredited in accordance with the recognized International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005. This certification indicates that our laboratory is accredited and in accordance for the general requirements of competence testing and calibration laboratiories. We also meet the requirements of ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994 and R205 – Specific Requirements: Calibration Laboratory Accreditation Program.
Introducing ForeSite OR, premium pressure relieving surgical table pads with in-tegrated pressure monitoring. ForeSite OR’s proprietary multi-layer construction is designed to support the patient and effectively redistribute the peak pressures that can cause tissue damage during prolonged surgical procedures. ForeSite OR’s sensors generate and record real-time images of the body surface pressures that surgical staff can use as part of their preoperative positioning, during and post-operative plans to reduce the risk of pressure ulcers.
This article discusses tissue interface pressure, time spent above critical pressure levels and the effect on skin integrity at seven anatomical locations.