Many bed ridden patients and their families will be happy to know that a mattress is in development that will help these people prevent developing bed sores. The high technology mattress project is estimated to have a £1 billion funding a year and is part of the Synidor system. The project is being undertaken in Wales.
The bed will reportedy have specific mattress covers that are disposable and that will be equipped with sensors to detect movements and sound off alarm. This way, anyone taking care of the patients can know when it is time to move them and change their positions.
The mattress will be available in a few years time and will be found at the NHS wards.