Simulation and development of a system for the analysis of pressure ulcers

Cristina Diaz, Begona Garcia-Zapirain, Cristian Castillo, Daniel Sierra-Sosa, Adel Elmaghraby, Paul J. Kim

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Abstract

The following article presents preliminary research concepts on the analysis and prevention of pressure ulcers at different stages using a sensor-based system with the purpose of lowering the occurrence of this condition. The general objective is to reduce incidences in bedded patients by improving the detection in areas at risk of developing pressure ulcers or detecting infected wounds once the ulcers have developed. The aim is to build an electronic system with an adequate sensor capable of analyzing the biomarkers released during infection so as to provide a broad analysis of the state of the pressure ulcer. The device takes a picture of an area of an immobilized patient and runs an optimal analysis of potential and present pressure ulcers along with their symptoms. The method used includes Sensors (Adafruit MiCS-5524 MQ2 and MQ3), Arduino programming techniques and Integration of materials (microcontroller). The results will be displayed in a Matlab GUI which the final user may interact with. The MQ2 sensor specifies that the sensor works 75% with alcohol in an environment of 1000 ppm. The combined technologies will be part of a larger project that will include software and hardware development for the device. We conducted a usability test of the interface among potential users and received an average score of 87.75/100.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, ISSPIT 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages453-458
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538646625
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 18 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event17th IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, ISSPIT 2017 - Bilbao, Spain
Duration: Dec 18 2017Dec 20 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, ISSPIT 2017

Conference

Conference17th IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, ISSPIT 2017
CountrySpain
CityBilbao
Period12/18/1712/20/17

Keywords

  • electronic system
  • pressure ulcers
  • prevention
  • sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Signal Processing

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    Diaz, C., Garcia-Zapirain, B., Castillo, C., Sierra-Sosa, D., Elmaghraby, A., & Kim, P. J. (2018). Simulation and development of a system for the analysis of pressure ulcers. In 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, ISSPIT 2017 (pp. 453-458). (2017 IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, ISSPIT 2017). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISSPIT.2017.8388686