Multimodal optical methods for early diagnostics of diabetic foot ulcers (multiDiagnostics). 01.09.2015 - 31.08.2019

The project aims to develop a hand-held lightweight cost-efficient compact screening system for non-invasive early-stage diagnostics and monitoring of curing process of diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) in real time. When left uncured, ulcers cause further complications and may result in amputation of the limb. Thus, it is of vital importance to predict the ulcer formation for undertaking timely actions to avoid complications leading to limbs amputation and following death. The proposed measurement system will employ novel hyperspectral technologies in combination with reflectance spectroscopy, polarimetry and multiwavelength laser speckle contrast analysis for two-dimensional mapping of tissue oxygenation, skin antioxidants level, skin fibrosis and blood microcirculation. All the modalities are based on the optical measurement techniques ensuring high resolution and sensitivity as well as non-invasiveness and minimal discomfort for the patients.

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