A Semiautomatic Digital Imaging Processing Method to Measure Acute Wound Healing
Joel Beam, David Wilson, University of North Florida, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Acute skin trauma is common among healthy individuals involved in recreational and athletic activities. Proper dressing techniques for these wounds are paramount to facilitate normal healing and lessen adverse outcomes. The evidence-based data focusing on the effects of dressings and the acute wound environment is limited. As a result, allied health care professionals responsible for wound management among this active population are surrounded by questions in regards to which dressing is the most appropriate to promote healing. Accurate assessment of wound characteristics is essential to determine the progression of healing and effectiveness of interventions. However, few standards exist that describe the specific characteristics to monitor. This study developed a semiautomatic digital imaging processing method to examine the healing of partial-thickness abrasions. The results demonstrated that the system was a reliable, cost-effective method to assess acute wound healing.
Beam, J. & Wilson, D. (2009). A Semiautomatic Digital Imaging Processing Method to Measure Acute Wound Healing. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4035-4040). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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