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The project proposes to design a specialty bed with a positioning functionality that allows patients with limited mobility to change their position in bed without need of assistance from hospital personnel.

An actuator system will change the bed configuration in order to assist comfortable (1) lateral positions and (2) sitting positions. To facilitate that elderly people can use the assistive system, an intuitive user interface will be implemented, based in an intelligent sensing system that interprets the movement intended by the patient and activate a servo-actuator system accordingly. This system avoids the need of remote controllers and ensures the autonomy of elderly patients.

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