A conventional cotton bedsheet under electron microscope
The new "dot matrix" bed linen under electron microscope
Side by side: conventional cotton bedsheet (left) and the new "dot matrix" bed linen (right) viewed with an electron microscope
Might better linen be the answer to the problem of bedsores? (Photo: John Tyler)
A team of Swiss researchers has developed a new kind of bed linen with the intention of reducing the occurrence of bedsores among bedridden patients. The new "dot matrix" linen is designed to reduce the contact surface against the skin while allowing for greater absorption of problem moisture that can otherwise exacerbate the problem.
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