Smart Dressings For Advanced Woundcare (Healthcare Sensor Innovations 2019)

Dr Conor O'Mahony, Senior Research Scientist
Tyndall National Institute

Presentation Summary

Improved monitoring and treatment of chronic (i.e. non-healing) wounds is fast becoming a health and fiscal priority. This talk outlines progress towards a wearable wound diagnostic device, which is integrated into a standard hydrogel dressing for remote monitoring of wound and dressing parameters such as temperature, moisture, exudation rate, pressure and patient position.

Speaker Biography (Conor O'Mahony)

Dr. Conor O'Mahony is a Senior Research Scientist with the Tyndall National Institute, and an Adjunct Professor at Chongqing Technology and Business University, China. His team is focussed on the development of Micro Transdermal Interface Platforms (MicroTIPs) - high-value, wearable systems that combine transdermal delivery, diagnostics, self-awareness and communications capabilities. For use in theranostics and advanced woundcare, these 'smart patches' interact with the outermost skin layers in a minimally invasive manner, and will blur the lines between implantable medical devices and the current generation of wearable electronics.
He is a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, has published over fifty peer-reviewed journal papers, and given numerous conference presentations worldwide.

Company Profile (Tyndall National Institute)

The Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork is a leading European centre in integrated ICT (Information and Communications Technology) research. Specialising in electronics and photonics, our mission is to deliver economic impact through research excellence. We work with industry and academia to transform research into products in our core market areas of electronics, communications, energy, health, agri-food and the environment. Tyndall generates approximately €35m in income each year, has a network of over 200 industry partners and customers worldwide, the institute employs 500 staff, including 120 full-time graduate students. Tyndall plays a very active role in Horizon 2020, and produces almost 300 peer-reviewed publications annually.
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