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Computer-Assisted Seating System (CASS)
This project is no longer active.
Head: Mel Siegel
Contact: Mel Siegel
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems (CIMDS)
Associated lab(s) / group(s):
 Intelligent Sensor, Measurement, and Control Lab
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We will develop an apparatus to measure the shape of the soft tissues in a much more direct fashion than has been done previously. From these measurements, an understanding of the role of soft tissue distortion in the development of pressure ulcers can be developed and better rules for seat-cushion design established.

Verified 2002 March 01 by accurate but not up-to-date.