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Smart Bandage Technology: Design and Application is a guide to the integration of sensors and electronic systems into bandages for the application of wound management. Davis provides a comprehensive guide to the design and development of functional material for wound management for engineers of all levels possessing core knowledge in chemistry, biochemistry, and materials science.
Includes an introduction to the design of advanced wound care technologies for undergraduate engineers, as well as a coherent exploration of competing technologies suitable for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers. Each section provides a high level overview of the concepts and techniques involved in developing smart bandages, including their manufacturing, operation, and implementation, and also exposes and explores the most recent approaches to wound care in more detail.
This book incorporates contextual boxes to provide a greater degree of detail to examples given and also includes an extensive bibliography for those seeking to research further on the various topics discussed.
- Combines physiological aspects of wound healing with sensor engineering aspects of smart bandages
- Provides an up-to-date overview of research initiatives in this field which are building the foundation for the next generation of medical textiles
- Learn how to design, develop, and integrate ‘smart systems’ with materials for wound management
- incorporates contextual boxes to provide a greater degree of detail to examples given and also includes an extensive bibliography for those seeking to research further on the various topics discussed
Biomedical Engineers, Electronic Engineers, R and D professionals in bandage and dressing development
Chapter 1 Chronic Wounds : Healing and Management
1.1 Physiology and function of skin
1.2 Factors which affect wound healing – intrinsic and extrinsic
1.3 Chronic wounds and clinical management
Chapter 2 Historical Context
2.1 Early and mediaeval methods
2.2 Middle ages
2.3 Evolution of functional materials
2.4 First field dressings
2.5 The ideal dressing
Chapter 3 Current Technologies
3.1 Commercially available wound dressings
3.2 Types and application
3.3 Semi permeable layers
3.4 Dressings for infected wounds
3.5 Specialist products/treatments
Chapter 4 Emerging Systems
4.1 Current developments in emerging materials/textiles for wound dressings
4.2 Dressing based on natural polymers
4.3 New directions in synthetic polymers
Chapter 5 Diagnostic Materials
5.1 Current trends
5.2 Physical and biochemical markers
5.3 Thermography and wound mapping
5.4 Moisture measurements
5.5 Odor and electronic nose systems
5.6 Electrochemical methods
5.7 Spectroscopic methods
5.8 Wound imaging
5.9 Integrated healing and diagnostic systems
Chapter 6 Antimicrobial Materials
6.1 Topical antimicrobial agents in wound care
6.2 Antimicrobial wound dressings
6.3 Electro and photo responsive materials
Chapter 7 Connected Health Approaches to Wound Monitoring
7.1 The evolution of connected health
7.2 Architectures for connect health
7.3 Technical solutions for wound monitoring
7.4 Integrations with current systems
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- © Academic Press 2016
- 22nd June 2016
- Academic Press
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James Davis is Professor of Biomedical Sensors and Course Director for the BSc Biomedical Engineering degree stream at the University of Ulster. He has authored over 120 peer reviewed publications and has an extensive publication and grant funding record on functional materials for wound management and associated diagnostics.
Professor of Biomedical Sensors and Course Director for the BSc Biomedical Engineering degree stream, University of Ulster
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