Invited Talk: Fiber-based Wearable Sensors for Continuous Wound Monitoring (IEEE Sensors Council Chapter)
June 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wound infection is a major clinical challenge that significantly extends the wound healing time and increases the treatment cost and mortality. It is estimated that ~6.5 million Americans and ~67 million people worldwide suffer from either traumatic or chronic wounds. Management of wounds and their associated complications cost ~$25 billion annually for the patients and the healthcare system. Delays in the diagnosis of infected wounds and nonspecific identification of pathogenic organisms involved in wounds often result in untargeted treatments with a risk for a suboptimal choice of antibiotics, damaging non-pathogenic colonizers, the development of antibiotic resistance, and an increase in mortality rate. In my talk, I will present our work on developing intelligent wound dressings that have sensing and drug releasing capabilities. Notably, I will discuss the use of sensing fibers for measuring biological markers in wounds.
Speaker(s): Dr Akbari,