Low Cost Inkjet Printed Smart Bandage for Wireless Monitoring of Chronic Wounds

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/615919
Title:
Low Cost Inkjet Printed Smart Bandage for Wireless Monitoring of Chronic Wounds
Authors:
Farooqui, Muhammad Fahad ( 0000-0003-1335-2411 ) ; Shamim, Atif ( 0000-0002-4207-4740 )
Abstract:
Chronic wounds affect millions of patients around the world and their treatment is challenging as the early signs indicating their development are subtle. In addition, a type of chronic wound, known as pressure ulcer, develops in patients with limited mobility. Infection and frequent bleeding are indicators of chronic wound development. In this article, we present an unprecedented low cost continuous wireless monitoring system, realized through inkjet printing on a standard bandage, which can send early warnings for the parameters like irregular bleeding, variations in pH levels and external pressure at wound site. In addition to the early warnings, this smart bandage concept can provide long term wound progression data to the health care providers. The smart bandage comprises a disposable part which has the inkjet printed sensors and a reusable part constituting the wireless electronics. This work is an important step towards futuristic wearable sensors for remote health care applications.
KAUST Department:
Electrical Engineering Program
Citation:
Low Cost Inkjet Printed Smart Bandage for Wireless Monitoring of Chronic Wounds 2016, 6:28949 Scientific Reports
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Scientific Reports
Issue Date:
29-Jun-2016
DOI:
10.1038/srep28949
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2045-2322
Sponsors:
Research reported in this publication was supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
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http://www.nature.com/articles/srep28949
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dc.contributor.authorFarooqui, Muhammad Fahaden
dc.contributor.authorShamim, Atifen
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-11T09:21:53Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-11T09:21:53Z-
dc.date.issued2016-06-29-
dc.identifier.citationLow Cost Inkjet Printed Smart Bandage for Wireless Monitoring of Chronic Wounds 2016, 6:28949 Scientific Reportsen
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322-
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/srep28949-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/615919-
dc.description.abstractChronic wounds affect millions of patients around the world and their treatment is challenging as the early signs indicating their development are subtle. In addition, a type of chronic wound, known as pressure ulcer, develops in patients with limited mobility. Infection and frequent bleeding are indicators of chronic wound development. In this article, we present an unprecedented low cost continuous wireless monitoring system, realized through inkjet printing on a standard bandage, which can send early warnings for the parameters like irregular bleeding, variations in pH levels and external pressure at wound site. In addition to the early warnings, this smart bandage concept can provide long term wound progression data to the health care providers. The smart bandage comprises a disposable part which has the inkjet printed sensors and a reusable part constituting the wireless electronics. This work is an important step towards futuristic wearable sensors for remote health care applications.en
dc.description.sponsorshipResearch reported in this publication was supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nature.com/articles/srep28949en
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dc.titleLow Cost Inkjet Printed Smart Bandage for Wireless Monitoring of Chronic Woundsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalScientific Reportsen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorFarooqui, Muhammad Fahaden
kaust.authorShamim, Atifen
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