Detecting early stage pressure ulcer on dark skin using multispectral imager

Dingrong Yi, Linghua Kong, Stephen Sprigle, Fengtao Wang, Chao Wang, Fuhan Liu, Ali Adibi, Rao Tummala, Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Wolfgang Petrich
2010 Biomedical Vibrational Spectroscopy IV: Advances in Research and Industry  
We are developing a handheld multispectral imaging device to non-invasively inspect stage I pressure ulcers in dark pigmented skins without the need of touching the patient's skin. This paper reports some preliminary test results of using a proof-of-concept prototype. It also talks about the innovation's impact to traditional multispectral imaging technologies and the fields that will potentially benefit from it.
doi:10.1117/12.851081 fatcat:oe7zcygvtrdsfidtkhdmn3vrry