Morphometric Analysis of Pressure Ulcers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Amount:
$617,218.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
1 R43 AR42814-01A1,
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1997
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
29162
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Barlow Scientific
6307 Tamoshan Drive NW, Olympia, WA, 98502
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Kelly
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Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This research will develop an instrument to aid in the rapid, non-invasive measurement of ulcer sizhealing. The device will quantitative wound volume using a structured laser light, with optical imagcurve-fitting methodologies. This research is based on the hypothesis that when structured light illknown angle, the reflected light will contain information about wound topology which can be used tovolume. A video imaging system will be constructed to generate wound contour maps and determine wounII will determine the system¿s ability to assist in the evaluation of treatments designed to induceThe instrument will provide clinicians with a noncontact, easy to use wound-volume measurement thatand which can replace currently employed methods that require filling the wound with solid materialsprovide rapid, easily interpreted image displays and be technically easy to use.

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