eKare was honored to participate at the Innovations in Wound Healing Conference in Key West, Florida on December 10-13, 2019. Our publication titled “Mobile-Platform Based 3D Scanning for Circumferential Wound Monitoring” was on display during the poster session. The publication presents a novel imaging solution based on a mobile platform to enable circumferential scanning of wounds. View the publication below.
Wound Manage Prev. 2019;65(1):36–41.
“Measurements of the 3D device appear analogous to laser devices, making it an alternative tool for clinicians interested in monitoring wound progression.”
Innovations in Wound Healing Annual Conference. Dec, 2018.
“The proposed hybrid model achieves an accuracy of 94 % in differentiating burn, pressure injury, venous ulcer, and diabetic wound. This early application of artificial intelligence on etiology identification demonstrates the potential of AI in wound care. Future work will focus on improving the robustness and generalizability of the DCN/DNN hybrid model with more images and data augmentation, including the use of infrared image, depth map, and other clinical input.”
Burns Journal. Oct, 25, 2018 (epub ahead of print).
- Innovative use of portable 3D wound scanners to measure scar area;.
- Questioned the gold standard of the measurement of scar area, profile method, and showed this method is not suitable for measurement of hypertrophic scar area;
- Traditional methods are adequate for flat areas, however, errors are large in radial and angled areas. Scar was divided into three categories, flat, radial (cylindrical), and angled such as joints…
Innovations in Wound Healing Annual Conference. Dec, 2017.
“The area measurements of the eKare device appear to be comparable to laser-assisted wound measurement devices, making it an option for clinicians and researchers interested in monitoring wound progression. Clinical experience indicates the eKare device has a friendly user interface, a convenient portable design, and can take quick wound-area measurements.”
Journal of Burn Care & Research. Feb, 2018.
“The 3-DWMD would quickly and accurately obtain the wound
area, and its measurement results were consistent with planimetry method. Therefore,
such measuring equipment has clinical reference value for measuring precision area of
the wound in the process of wound healing.”
Wounds. Nov, 2016.
“The 3D-WM was found to be highly reliable for measuring wound areas for a range of wound sizes and types as compared to manual measurement and scaled photography. The depth and therefore volume measurement using the 3D-WM was found to have a lower ICC, but volume ICC alone was moderate. Overall this device offers an affordable mobile option for objective wound measurement in the clinical setting.”
Note: The study involves shallow diabetic foot ulcers with average depth of approx. 1mm and may not be appropriate to evaluate depth measurement. See “Discussion” on page 5.
International Wound Journal. Dec, 2016.
This study aims to determine the accuracy of a new 3-dimensional wound measurement (3DWM) device against laser-assisted wound measurement (LAWM) devices and traditional methods of wound measurement. … (D)ata demonstrate that the 3DWM device provides an accurate and reproducible method for measuring changes in wound healing similar to other available technologies. Further, the use of the 3DWM device provides a faster and more consistent measurement, which is critical for clinical application and use.
Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery Annual Congress. June, 2015.
Ruler-based assessments can overestimate wound area by up to 44%. Tracing wounds using planimetry can give a better estimate of size but is time consuming and still highly variable between operators. Simple point-of-care solution that enables comprehensive 3D wound assessment on a mobile device would significantly improve the care and outcome. For this purpose we determine the feasibility of the current prototype and the implemented algorithms on phantom measurements with well know geometry in this research.
WOCN 47th Annual Conference. June, 2015.
Using computer vision algorithms, we developed a mobile wound-assessment tool based on a tablet (iPad, Apple Inc.) with an attached structure sensor, which measures 3D wound dimensions at the point-of-care. The purpose of this study is to assess the performance of a point-of-care device that standardizes wound assessment.