Seated & Body Pressure Measurement

The CONFORMat™ system provides accurate, real-time information on pressure distribution and Center of Force (CoF) trajectory that helps providers develop optimal seating and positioning for each individual patient. The unique, truly flexible design makes the CONFORMat the most advanced pressure mapping system available for seat and back analysis.

CONFORMat™ Pressure System Features

  • Specially designed CONFORMat sensor conforms to the shape of the patient and support surfaces to eliminate false pressure readings
  • 2,000+ individual sensing elements provide accurate, high-resolution readings

In a recent study1, the CONFORMat 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.

Benefits of Pressure Mapping:

  • Helps optimize cushion selection and custom seating development
  • Provides justification and documentation for treatment decisions
  • Engages patients with vivid color display and provides them with clear, visual feedback
  • Aids in identification of unseen asymmetries and pelvic obliquities
  • Provides accurate data for answering research hypotheses or development questions
1Pipkin & 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.

CONFORMat™ Pressure System Applications

  • Screen for high pressure areas that may be at increased risk for sores, ulcers, and wounds
  • Monitor progression and treatment of wound ulcerations
  • Validate wheelchair cushion selection and adjustments
  • Aid in identification of unseen asymmetries and pelvic obliquity
  • Pre- and post-surgical evaluations

CONFORMat™ Software Features

  • Pressure on the individual Sensels™ can be assessed numerically (box inset), easing identification of high pressure areas
  • Display 2D and 3D real-time and recorded data
  • Display contact area, average and peak pressures, and Centre of Pressure and its trajectory
  • View data frame by frame
  • Side-by-side comparisons of pre- and post-treatment conditions
  • Measure distance between two points (anatomical landmarks or sites)
  • Isolate and analyse specific regions
  • Import and export subject movie files

The Body Pressure Measurement System (BPMS™) is a powerful and versatile pressure measurement and positioning tool. It provides accurate and reliable pressure readings, enabling clinicians and researchers to optimize seating, bedding, cushioning, and positioning solutions. The ultra-thin and flexible pressure mapping matrix pinpoints anatomical structures that cause concentrated pressures, showing the user where pressure needs to be relieved.

BPMS™ Pressure System Features

  • Captures precise measurement of location and magnitude of peak pressures without altering the support surface characteristics
  • Objective data to help reduce the incidence of ulceration, tissue deterioration, and speed healing of existing pressure sores, ulcers, and wounds
  • Aides in the scientific selection of cushions and positioning
  • Provides tangible, visible biofeedback for the client
  • Helps improve documentation and communication with the quantitative results
  • Multiple configurations available – BPMS offers the right solution for any size support surface
  • Scanning speed up to 100 Hz

BPMS Components:

Tekscan systems consist of scanning electronics – Evolution™ Handle(s), software, and patented thin-film sensors.  The BPMS system is configurable, based on your application requirements.

The Evolution handle connects to the sensor, gathers the data from the sensor, and then processes and sends this data to your computer via USB connection.

Components depend on system configuration. Additional items may be included with your system purchase.

BPMS™ Pressure System Applications

  • Screen for and monitor treatment of pressure sores, ulcers, and wounds
  • Identify pressure on high-risk areas
  • Evaluation pre- and post-surgical procedures
  • Assess seating and posture abnormalities
  • Evaluate areas of patient discomfort
  • Enhance patient satisfaction with support surfaces
  • Mattress design and choice

BPMS™ Software Features

The high spatial resolution of the BPMS system measures and displays the high pressure areas (in red) as the subject is lying down (back of head, left scapula, right elbow, lower back, and back of heels).

All Tekscan software works with current Windows® based operating systems. To view the complete computer requirements click here.

The software is available in several languages including Spanish, French and German. View available software languages.

  • Display 2D and 3D real-time and recorded data
  • Display contact area, average and peak pressures, and Center of Pressure and its trajectory
  • View data frame by frame
  • Side-by-side comparisons of pre- and post-treatment conditions
  • Measure distance between two points (anatomical landmarks or sites)
  • Isolate and analyze specific regions
  • Import and export subject movie files