VeCare Platform for Chronic Wound Monitoring
With a rapidly ageing population, there is a rising incidence of patients suffering from non-healing wounds such as diabetic foot and chronic venous leg ulcers. It has been estimated that 2% of the world’s population suffer from chronic wounds.
Timely care and proper treatment of chronic wounds is necessary for recovery. However, this requires multiple visits to the clinic for lengthy wound assessment and treatment. The current clinical assessment relies on visual inspection and analysis of wound fluid biomarkers that usually takes 1 – 2 days.
To address these limitations, our proposed solution is a point-of-care wound assessment platform that is able to detect wound bacteria and inflammatory biomarkers with 15-minutes test. Through integration with a digital app, this platform enables doctors to monitor the condition of the patients’ chronic wounds remotely.