Start-up vendor Wellsense USA is developing a decision support system to enhance the effectiveness of repositioning of patients to prevent pressure ulcers.

The M.A.P. System (Monitor, Alert and Protect) is a bed pad with embedded pressure sensors. The system identifies areas of pressure and produces a color-coded live image on a bedside monitor, according to the Nashville, Tenn.-based company. The system monitors pressure build-up at preset intervals and issues an alert when repositioning is due.

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