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New calibration method for I-scan sensors to enable the precise measurement of pressures delivered by 'pressure garments'
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PMID:  21775063     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Accurate measurement of the pressure delivered by medical compression products is highly desirable both in monitoring treatment and in developing new pressure inducing garments or products. There are several complications in measuring pressure at the garment/body interface and at present no ideal pressure measurement tool exists for this purpose. This paper summarises a thorough evaluation of the accuracy and reproducibility of measurements taken following both of Tekscan Inc.'s recommended calibration procedures for I-scan sensors; and presents an improved method for calibrating and using I-scan pressure sensors. The proposed calibration method enables accurate (±2.1mmHg) measurement of pressures delivered by pressure garments to body parts with a circumference ≥30cm. This method is too cumbersome for routine clinical use but is very useful, accurate and reproducible for product development or clinical evaluation purposes.
Authors:
Lisa Macintyre
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-1409     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8913178     Medline TA:  Burns     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd and ISBI. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
School of Textiles and Design, Heriot-Watt University, Netherdale, Galashiels TD1 3HF, UK.
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