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Electric undies to get rid of bedsores

An underwear designed to jolt the buttocks with electricity may be able to prevent dangerous open wounds called pressure sores, researchers have suggested. Sores form when people are stuck in one position for too long, which compresses the skin and cuts off blood supply.

world Updated: Oct 17, 2012 00:36 IST

An underwear designed to jolt the buttocks with electricity may be able to prevent dangerous open wounds called pressure sores, researchers have suggested. Sores form when people are stuck in one position for too long, which compresses the skin and cuts off blood supply.

Canadian academics said that in a short trial on 37 people, the mild current mimicked fidgeting and prevented the sores forming.

Pressure sores are a common problem in hospitals as patients are often too ill to get out of bed.