Developing technology for personalised, precision-based Pressure Injury prevention

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About Pressure Injuries

Despite widespread recognition that pressure injuries are mostly preventable, they remain a devastating health problem, with more than 300,000 cases in Australia every year (1).

Pressure injuries (or bed sores) can occur in patients after as little as one hour spent immobile on a surface, putting many patients in ICUs, surgeries, long-stay wards and aged-care facilities at risk.

In Australia alone, the treatment of pressure injuries costs our healthcare sector more than $2 billion every year (1).

Early-stage pressure injuries are easy to miss, and the current methods of detection and patient care are subjective and often inaccurate. The results are devastating as hospital stays for patients developing pressure injuries are 16.2% more expensive on average (4).

 

Pressure Injuries cost the Australian Healthcare system over $2B per annum (1)

In the US, 2.5 million people develop Pressure Injuries annually  (2)

Patients with a Pressure Injury are five times more likely to die in hospital  (3)

About Our Technology

Currently in development, our technology will have in-built sensing capabilities and smart software for detecting and monitoring pressure injury risk. It will provide clinicians with non-subjective data to guide the correct positioning of patients and indicates when and where the risk of injury is developing.

We’re working on an innovative, patient-centred solution to provide clinicians and carers with the information they need to personalise pressure injury prevention. 

An end-to-end solution, the technology not only has the potential to improve the quality of patient care, but could also become a cost-saving measure for Australia’s healthcare system. 

Driving toward improved outcomes
for patients, clinicians and carers

 

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