%0 Journal Article
	%A Mahbub C. Mishu and  Venketesh N. Dubey and  Tamas Hickish and  Jonathan Cole
	%D 2014
	%J International Journal of Biomedical and Biological Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 89, 2014
	%T Mathematical Modelling of Different Types of Body Support Surface for Pressure Ulcer Prevention
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9998215
	%V 89
	%X Pressure ulcer is a common problem for today’s
healthcare industry. It occurs due to external load applied to the skin.
Also when the subject is immobile for a longer period of time and
there is continuous load applied to a particular area of human body,
blood flow gets reduced and as a result pressure ulcer develops. Body
support surface has a significant role in preventing ulceration so it is
important to know the characteristics of support surface under loading
conditions. In this paper we have presented mathematical models of
different types of viscoelastic materials and also we have shown the
validation of our simulation results with experiments.

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