Technology Innovation in wounds treatment – an integrated point of view

DESIGNED TOGETHER WITH Medicineto Lda
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22 March 2021

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28 May 2021

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Maria Micaela Esteves
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micaela.dinis@ipleiria.pt

Marlene Rosa
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marlene.rosa@ipleiria.pt

Technology Innovation in wounds treatment – an integrated point of view

DESIGNED TOGETHER WITH Medicineto Lda

Conventional wounds' treatment are not efficient and there is a lack of integrated actions between stakeholders in essential wound care. How can the emerging technologies in this field contribute for these challenges?

Emerging Technologies

Background

Current approchaes for wounds treatment demonstrate a residual sucess (only 30% of wounds closure in 4 weeks). Wounds are associated to chronic disease, such as diabetes. In fact,  a total of 15% of all individuals with diabetes will be affected by a foot ulcer generally in later life, and recurrence of these ulcers is seen in over 70% of patients within 5 years. Wound's treatment represents about 2–3% of the healthcare budget, in part because of the low efficacy of conventional methodologies and of the limited integrated functioning between stakeholders (patients, caregivers, clinicians, decision-makers, influencers).

Challenge

To successfully manage and treat wounds, providers need innovative solutions to support the monitorization process, risk assessment, wound repair, but also the communication between stakeholders. Thus, new technologies solutions are needed for a global and holistic vision in wounds treatment field.

What kind of tecnhology innovation are required for an efficent and holistic wound’s treatment?

How should the stakeholders be managed during technology innovation process for wounds treatment?

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Maria Micaela Esteves
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micaela.dinis@ipleiria.pt

Marlene Rosa
Facilitator

marlene.rosa@ipleiria.pt

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