Wound Measurement Device

The measurement of pressure ulcers and other wounds is necessary to track the status and healing of these entities by healthcare personnel. CATEA has developed a prototype system that has the needed capabilities. However, additional functionality is sought. The current user interface, detects the wound border to calculate surface area. However, two additional functions are desired: 1) the ability for the user to circumscribe the periwound area (the area around the wound that reflects compromised tissue) and, 2) the ability to estimate depth of the wound.

This project can address one or both of these additional functions. The measurement of periwound requires the development of software allowing the user to circumscribe the area using a touch pad. The estimation of wound depth will be done using a laser line projected over the wound. Hardware and software support and guidance will be provided by CATEA.

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