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  • Help us save you from getting a bedsore

    Bedsores are a horrible complication that can severely affect quality of life and be source of a lot of pain and suffering. The good news is they are preventable. Do you know someone at risk for a bedsore or who has had one before? We would like to hear from them. We at Rubitection, a medical device start-up company trying to prevent bedsore through reliable early detection, want to hear from you. We are looking for individuals who can give us feedback and share their concerns about bedsores. We are currently trying to identify individuals with spinal cord injury to complete a short survey for us to tell us about how they manage their care to prevent bedsores. Here is the survey:

    Your feedback will allow you to play an active part in helping us help you reduce your risk of getting a bedsore. If you are also help bring awareness to this problem by sharing your experience with bedsores on our site at

  • #2
    Well first you should already know that "bed sore" is an outmoded term for what are properly called pressure ulcers. Most people with SCI do not get pressure ulcers from being in bed, but from sitting in their wheelchair as well.

    Also, you list "American" as an ethnicity. It is not. You do not have Caucasian (white) even listed. Also keep in mind that many of our members are not "Americans" at all, but are Canadians, Australians, English, French, Norwegian, etc. etc. etc. etc.

    Last edited by SCI-Nurse; 06-16-2015, 02:57 PM.
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.


    • #3
      Rubitection Inc. is a Pittsburgh, PA based start-up trying to develop a portable device for the early detection of pressure sores.

      Their CEO is a Carnegie Mellon University Biomedical Engineering PhD named Sanna Gaspard.

      "Her new detection tool is designed to spot the initial irregularities in the skin indicative of a bedsore, despite the masking effects of the patient's skin color or the clinician's skill level, before the bedsore is clinically identifiable by current standard diagnostic techniques."

      Thank you Dr. Gaspard for focusing your research and business on early detection of this terrible problem.

      Help her out. Take the survey. Someday, this smart woman may save your ass.
      Last edited by 2drwhofans; 06-16-2015, 05:37 PM.


      • #4
        I am the pressure sore queen! Available to Canadians? I'll check it out.
        Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

        T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12


        • #5
          Thank you for your note. The survey is probably not perfectly structured at this point, but it has "other" option, so you can provide any additional information or comment if you have one. Any information you can possibly provide will help us to move forward with the development. Thank you for your time and consideration.


          • #6
            Thank you for a great introduction! We really appreciate your support!


            • #7
              We would like to thank those who already filled out the survey. We really appreciate your feedback and support. We are looking forward to more responses from you.


              • #8
                The device is not available in Canada, but we will work towards making it available in the future. We really appreciate your feedback that you have provided in the survey.