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Undergraduate Research in Assistive Technology: Design and Development of a Preventive Weight Shifting App to Reduce the Risk of Pressure Ulcers in Wheelchair Bound Patients With Spinal Cord Injuries (Phase 1)1

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Arshia Khan

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science,
University of Minnesota Duluth,
Duluth, MN 55812

Nam Phung

Department of Computer Science,
University of Minnesota Duluth,
Duluth, MN 55812

DOI: 10.1115/1.4033277Manuscript received March 1, 2016; final manuscript received March 18, 2016; published online May 12, 2016. Editor: William Durfee.

J. Med. Devices 10(2), 020927 (May 12, 2016) (3 pages) Paper No: MED-16-1179; doi: 10.1115/1.4033277 History: Received March 01, 2016; Revised March 18, 2016

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Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 1

Algorithm for the app to reduce pressure ulcers



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