Sensing, responding, reporting
Odinwell optical technology makes it possible to accurately assess the healing state of a wound below the protective barrier of a dressing. This unique, patented technology is optimized for high-volume production and can easily, at a low cost, be adapted to a vast range of dressings and new products. This is how it works.
1. A regular wound care dressing is enhanced with an optical sensor layer and a transponder.
2. The optical sensor layer – the eyes of the system – is added to a wound dressing during the manufacturing process.
3. The sensors are connected to a transponder that emits fluorescent light to the sensors. Each sensor is set up to detect one or two physical qualities – biomarkers – using different wavelengths of the emitted light. This can include indication of temperature changes or transition from inflammation to infection.
4. If a biomarker, or a certain amount of it, is present, it affects the light. A modulated light signal is sent back to the transponder.
5. The transponder wirelessly transmits the data to a processing and communication server – the brain of the system.
5. Next, the requested information, such as the presence of blood or fluids, is sent to a wound state advisory tool, which can be a computer, smart phone or smart watch, and appropriate actions can be taken.