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Low cost negative pressure wound healing device system

Tan, Tian-Swee and Ng, Kee-Gang and Johari, Kasim and Leong, Kah-Meng and Arman, Zaharil and Teoh, Chong-Keat (2017) Low cost negative pressure wound healing device system. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 14 (2). pp. 56-60. ISSN 2040-7459


Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.19026/rjaset.14.3989


Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NWPT) has been successfully used in treating acute and chronic wound by promoting wound healing. Many medical techniques like NPWT are available in this world but not approachable for many patients due to high in cost and lack of devices. In order for most of the patients accessible to NPWT, an inexpensive NPWT system is explored in this study. Aim of this work is to design a prototype of NPWT system that can generate negative pressure and the negative pressure can be regulated within the range. A NPWT system consists of vacuum pump, drainage tube, wound dressing, fluid collecting canister and adhesive film dressing. In this study, a miniature vacuum pump, canister and Arduino microcontroller were used in order to build up a functional NPWT system. The system has been designed to supply negative pressure from 0 mmHg to 200mmHg and negative pressure which can be controlled. To sum up, this system is able to function according to the require specification and suitable for home healthcare wound healing device with safety precaution implement and system stabilization is improved in future.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Chronic wound, feedback system, microcontroller, negative pressure wound therapy, vacuum pump
Subjects:Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions:Biosciences and Medical Engineering
ID Code:80463
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:22 May 2019 06:45
Last Modified:22 May 2019 06:45

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