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Impedance sensing device enables early detection of pressure ulcers in vivo

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, March 2015
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Title
Impedance sensing device enables early detection of pressure ulcers in vivo
Published in
Nature Communications, March 2015
DOI 10.1038/ncomms7575
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Authors

Sarah L. Swisher, Monica C. Lin, Amy Liao, Elisabeth J. Leeflang, Yasser Khan, Felippe J. Pavinatto, Kaylee Mann, Agne Naujokas, David Young, Shuvo Roy, Michael R. Harrison, Ana Claudia Arias, Vivek Subramanian, Michel M. Maharbiz

Abstract

When pressure is applied to a localized area of the body for an extended time, the resulting loss of blood flow and subsequent reperfusion to the tissue causes cell death and a pressure ulcer develops. Preventing pressure ulcers is challenging because the combination of pressure and time that results in tissue damage varies widely between patients, and the underlying damage is often severe by the time a surface wound becomes visible. Currently, no method exists to detect early tissue damage and enable intervention. Here we demonstrate a flexible, electronic device that non-invasively maps pressure-induced tissue damage, even when such damage cannot be visually observed. Using impedance spectroscopy across flexible electrode arrays in vivo on a rat model, we find that impedance is robustly correlated with tissue health across multiple animals and wound types. Our results demonstrate the feasibility of an automated, non-invasive 'smart bandage' for early detection of pressure ulcers.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 3%
France 2 1%
Spain 1 <1%
Taiwan 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Unknown 183 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 59 30%
Student > Master 27 14%
Researcher 22 11%
Unspecified 19 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 15 8%
Other 52 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 99 51%
Unspecified 26 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 10%
Physics and Astronomy 9 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 5%
Other 32 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 228. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 April 2017.
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#51,618
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#783
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