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Healing and monitoring of chronic wounds: advances in wearable technologies

Hosseini, Ensieh S.; Bhattacharjee, Mitradip; Manjakkal, Libu; Dahiya, Ravinder


Ensieh S. Hosseini

Mitradip Bhattacharjee

Ravinder Dahiya


Alan Godfrey

Sam Stuart


Chronic wounds are a significant health challenge that affect tens of millions of people around the world. Given the scale of the challenge, there is a need for advanced wound care and monitoring technologies. In this regard, the recent advent of wearable technologies and their potential application in health monitoring offers huge transformative opportunities for wound monitoring and accelerating wound treatment. This chapter presents an overview of wearable healthcare technologies in context with wound healing and monitoring. The discussion included the effects of electrical stimulation on the wound healing process and various parameters that reflect the healing status around the wound site. Some of the currently developed smart bandages with active healing and monitoring properties are also presented along with the wireless systems that can send real-time data to the patients or the health service providers.

Online Publication Date Jul 9, 2021
Publication Date 2021
Deposit Date Jul 29, 2022
Publisher Elsevier
Pages 85-99
Book Title Digital Health: Exploring Use and Integration of Wearables
Chapter Number 6
ISBN 978-0-12-818914-6
Keywords Chronic wounds, wearable electronics, active wound dressings, wound healing, wound monitoring, drug delivery, wireless technology
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