The LEDSensTex research project
The goal of this project is to develop a new treatment option for patients with chronic wounds by combining diagnostics and adaptive therapy. The resulting self-treatment will increase the quality of life for patients. As a consequence, they will also save on the costs of Treatment.
The project participants are investigating options to use LED light and sensor technology. Moreover, they are also reviewing the fundamental parameters of wound healing as well as the integration of sensors and LED lights into textile wound Dressings.
Their findings will be used to construct an interactive wound dressing that lies close to the body and consists of integrated sensors, LEDs and a user interface. Corresponding therapy will be carried out with the help of suitable LED light sources, whereby integrated sensor technology will enable constant logging of the wound healing process. An initial, experimental clinical feasibility study will be conducted to test the complete System.
We are taking part in the following project steps:
- Developing the concept for the integrated circuit packaging
- Selecting LEDs and sensors
- Developing the individual LED, sequin and sensor components
- Integrating the components
- Designing a demonstration unit
The LEDSensTex project will run until 31 July 2020, and is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of its ‘Bringing technology to the people’ research programme on human-machine interaction.