A closeup of the digital display showing variations in pressure from a seated patient. The technology, acquired this fall, was funded through the Rice Health Foundation's annual employee giving campaign. Tribune photo by Anne Polta
For Willmar hospital, it's another step in advanced health care
WILLMAR -- It looks like a cushion but isn't. Embedded inside are dozens of tiny sensors that measure pressure from someone sitting.
On the electronic display screen, Karyn Loos can see red and orange areas light up where higher pressure is exerted on a patient's hip and tailbone.
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