Body Pressure Mapping

Tekscan's Bedding, Seating, Positioning and Cushioning Solutions pinpoint anatomical locations and areas of high pressure to readily identify those areas requiring pressure relief. They can be found in clinical and research settings worldwide, to identify high pressures, areas of potential discomfort and areas at risk for potential ulcerations.

Pressure Offloading Applications

  • Validate cushion selection and adjustments
  • Aid in identification of unseen asymmetries and pelvic obliquities
  • Identify pressure on high risk areas
  • Monitor the progression and treatment of wound ulceration
  • Pre- and post-surgical evaluations
  • Evaluate areas of patient discomfort
  • Screen for and monitor treatment of pressure sores, ulcers, and wounds
  • Optimize bedding solutions
The unique conforming design of the CONFORMat sensor eliminates false pressure readings.The unique conforming design of the CONFORMat sensor eliminates false pressure readings.

Body Pressure Mapping Systems

Tekscan offers several different options to choose from depending on your application, including different configurations to offer the appropriate solution for any size support surface. 

CONFORMat™ System


CONFORMat for seating pressure mapping

  • Develop optimal seating and positioning strategies for each patient
  • Specially designed sensor conforms to the shape of the patient and support surface to eliminate false pressure readings

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Body Pressure Measurement System (BPMS™)


BPMS for body pressure mapping

  • Optimize bedding and positioning solutions
  • Ensures precise measurements of the location and magnitude of peak pressures without altering the support surface characteristics

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Research Validated Solutions

In a recent study1, Tekscan's seating technology was found to have superior performance over other interface pressure mats on:

  • Pressure magnitude readings at areas of highest loading and at the most complex curvatures.
  • Buttocks immersion indicating least amount of hammocking.
  • Least overall influence between the buttocks and common seat cushions.

Numerous articles have been published regarding seating and positioning pressure mapping. Tekscan has compiled a list of these research publications in our Medical Bibliography.

1. Pipkin & Sprigle (2008) Effect of Model Design, Cushion Construction, and Interface Pressure Mats on Interface Pressure and Immersion. JRRD, Vol. 45, No. 6, pp. 875–882.

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