Nationality Czech
Year of selection2010
InstitutionFondation Garches / CNRS
RiskLife risks

Type of support

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Granted amount

60 000 €


1 year

A digital bodyguard

Wheelchair users stay in the same position all day long, which is not without consequences. One of the most dreaded complications is pressure sores, due to prolonged overpressure between the body and the wheelchair. Dr. Petra Hlavacková participated in designing “Vigi-Sore,” a technological device that detects and locates areas of excessive pressure on the buttocks. It may provide relief for people suffering from pressure sores, and hospital stays could be reduced. Prevention would therefore also be a cure for the economy.
This researcher is also supported by the Garches Foundation.

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