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Smart Wound monitoring Restorative Dressings

Project description

Smart dressings for wound care

Millions of people suffer from skin wounds that won't heal, with treatment being lengthy and costly. Wound dressings are frequently removed manually to visually inspect the healing process, and often the patients' wellbeing is compromised by the risk of infection. Hence, more efficient solutions are necessary. The EU-funded SWORD project is developing a smart dressing with sensors that monitor conditions in the patient's wound and the dressing itself. It will alert through the wireless link the medical staff of the possibility of infection or other issues, removing the necessity of dressing inspections. New composites will be studied to involve smart hybrid materials and tools using electrospinning or other technologies for effective wound care. The project will offer substantial savings in costs and efficiency in the healing process.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2019
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 138 000

Participants (3)

GRADE MEDICAL SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 13 800
Address
K Sadkam 158
15900 Prague
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTUL DE CHIMIE MACROMOLECULARA PETRU PONI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 96 600
Address
Aleea Grigore Ghica Voda 41A
700487 Iasi
Activity type
Research Organisations
INOCURE SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 55 200
Address
Politickych Veznu 935/13
11000 Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (2)

UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO
Brazil
Address
Rua Da Reitoria 109 Butanta
05508 900 Sao Paulo Sp
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE
Japan
Address
Sengen 1-2-1
305 0047 Tsukuba
Activity type
Research Organisations