Computational Modeling of a Wearable Device with Feedback to Advance the Healing of Chronic Skin Ulcers

J. Heidrich, K. Oh
University at Buffalo,
United States

Keywords: computer modeling, wound healing


This paper discusses how COMSOL Multiphysics modeling software allows for design ideas to be validated through computer simulation. The simulations generated show the Organic Electrochemical Field Effect Transistor (OECT) with a Poly(imide) (PI) polymer microfluidic membrane, a Sodium Chloride electrolyte with pure gold contacts would be able to monitor the hydration level at the wound bed, the rate of Cl- ionic movement, and voltage changes as an external electrical signal is applied. This concept would lead to an improved wound healing experience for patients with chronic skin ulcers.