Research & development project HyperWound-CAM: The chemical camera for wound analysis

The HyperWound-CAM has a new name: TIVITA™ Wound.

This hyperspectral camera is developed in cooperation with the Rostock University and the Hochschule Wismar within the scope of a research and development project.

Currently, there are no adequate measuring devices in wound research and wound diagnostics, which support physicians and clinicians in the assessment of wounds and the documentation of healing progresses.

The aim of the Project TIVITA™ Wound is the development of a hyperspectral camera system and its respective wound-specific documentation software, suited for clinical application in order to enable the objective description of wounds.

Perception Park The Project is funded by the European Union, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The Funds are made available according to the Operational Programme Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2014 – 2020.

 

TIVITA™ Wound

Our specialized TIVITA™ Wound will enable you to assess and describe wounds qualitatively as well as quantitatively – within a matter of seconds and a non-invasive way.

In medicine, this is an absolute novelty and this new form of diagnostic support is comparable to the step from the simple imaging procedures of radiology diagnostics to the nowadays very common CT imaging technology, which provides diagnosticians with an additional dimension of data sets.

The TIVITA™ Wound will supply images, in which every single pixel contains a full VIS/NIR remission spectrum in the range from 500 nm to 1000 nm. It creates high-resolution pseudo-color images by chemometrically analyzing the single spectra.

In combining spatial and chemical data, the hyperspectral images provide precise information on wound-specific parameters. While the VIS range serves for color imaging and for acquiring melanin and hemoglobin levels of the higher tissue layers, the NIR range has a deeper skin penetration. It can extract the chemical composition of the deeper tissue layers.

That way, the images, which are calculated by the specialized camera software, depict the following parameters:

  • Wound size (width x length x depth)
  • Segmentation of the wound
  • NIR Perfusion (perfusion of deeper tissue layers)
  • Oxygenation
  • Tissue hemoglobin index (THI)
  • Tissue water index
  • Signs of inflammation and infection
  • Biofilm

With the support of the TIVITA™ Wound, the treatment and therapy of wounds can be adjusted in a timely and optimal manner. This save the patients from suffering and the attending physicians can save costs.

Furthermore, the camera system enables the objective documentation in the validation of new treatment approaches.

The TIVITA™ Wound system will be available in the third quarter of 2017. First respective publications are available here: Medical Hyperspectral Imaging: A Review by Goulan Lu and Baowei Fei as well as Review of near-infrared methods for wound assessment

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