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.
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.
Chapter 1 Chronic Wounds: Healing and Management Chapter 2 Historical Context Chapter 3 Current Technologies Chapter 4 Emerging Systems Chapter 5 Diagnostic Materials Chapter 6 Antimicrobial Materials Chapter 7 Connected Health Approaches to Wound Monitoring