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1. (WO2017040481) DETECTING EARLY TISSUE DAMAGE DUE TO MECHANICAL DEFORMATION, SHEAR, FRICTION, AND/OR PROLONGED APPLICATION OF PRESSURE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040481    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/049412
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Aug 31 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: G01N 21/62
G01N 21/63
A61B 5/00
Applicants: NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
Inventors: HETTRICK, Heather
Title: DETECTING EARLY TISSUE DAMAGE DUE TO MECHANICAL DEFORMATION, SHEAR, FRICTION, AND/OR PROLONGED APPLICATION OF PRESSURE
Abstract:
A system and method for using a forensic alternative light source (ALS) to detect tissue damage related to pressure ulcer/injury pathophysiology before visible manifestations of the tissue damage are evident with the naked (unaided) eye.