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1. WO2020197759 - SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SENSING PH OF FLUIDS ON WOUND TISSUE INTERFACE

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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A dressing for treating a tissue site, comprising:

a wound dressing having an upper layer comprising a foam and a lower layer

having a tissue-facing surface and a plurality of apertures extending through the lower layer, the lower layer adapted to be positioned between the upper layer and the tissue site; and

a first pH sensor having a sensing portion positioned on the tissue-facing surface of the lower layer and adapted to contact the tissue site, the first pH sensor configured to detect a pH level of fluid present at the tissue site.

2. The dressing of claim 1, wherein the tissue-facing surface of the lower layer is smooth.

3. The dressing of claim 1, wherein the lower layer is formed of a liquid-impervious material.

4. The dressing of claim 1, wherein the lower layer is formed of a liquid-impervious material.

5. The dressing of claim 1, wherein the lower layer comprises a polyethylene film.

6. The dressing of claim 1, wherein the lower layer comprises a polyurethane film.

7. The dressing of claim 1, wherein the lower layer comprises silicone.

8. The dressing of claim 1, wherein the apertures have an average diameter between about

1.0 millimeter and about 50 millimeters.

9. The dressing of claim 1, the first pH sensor further having a terminal portion adapted to be electrically coupled to a microprocessor above an upper surface of the upper layer, the first pH sensor adapted to provide a pH output to the microprocessor based on the pH level detected.

10. The dressing of claim 9, wherein the first pH sensor is electrically coupled to the microprocessor by a wireless communication device.

11. The dressing of claim 1, further comprising a drape having an opening fluidly coupled to the upper layer and adapted to cover the wound dressing over the tissue site.

12. The dressing of claim 11, further comprising a dressing interface having a port adapted to be fluidly coupled to a negative-pressure source and a therapy cavity having an opening adapted to be in fluid communication with the upper layer through the opening of the drape.

3. A dressing for treating a tissue site, comprising:

a wound dressing having an upper layer comprising a gel and a lower layer having a tissue-facing surface and a plurality of apertures extending through the lower layer, the lower layer adapted to be positioned between the upper layer and the tissue site; and

a first pH sensor having a sensing portion positioned on the tissue-facing surface of the lower layer and adapted to contact the tissue site, the first pH sensor configured to detect a pH level of fluid present at the tissue site.

4. A dressing for treating a tissue site, comprising:

a wound dressing having an upper layer comprising a manifold and lower layer having a tissue-facing surface and a plurality of apertures extending through the lower layer, the lower layer adapted to be positioned between the upper layer and the tissue site; and

a first pH sensor having a sensing portion positioned on the tissue-facing surface of the lower layer and adapted to contact the tissue site, the first pH sensor configured to detect a pH level of fluid present at the tissue site.

15. A dressing for treating a tissue site, comprising:

a wound dressing having an upper layer comprising a foam and a lower layer

having a tissue-facing surface and a plurality of apertures extending through the lower layer, the lower layer adapted to be positioned between the upper layer and the tissue site; and

a pH sensor having at least one sensing portion positioned on the tissue-facing surface of the lower layer and adapted to contact the tissue site, the first pH sensor configured to detect a pH level of fluid present at the tissue site.

16. The dressing of claim 15, wherein the pH sensor further includes at least one terminal portion adapted to be electrically coupled to a microprocessor above an upper surface of the upper layer.

17. The dressing of claim 16, wherein the pH sensor adapted to provide a pH output to the microprocessor based on the pH level detected.

18. The dressing of claim 16, wherein the pH sensor is electrically coupled to the microprocessor by a wireless communication device.

19. The dressing of claim 15, wherein the tissue-facing surface of the lower layer comprises a central area and a peripheral area, and wherein a first sensing portion of the at least one sensing portion is positioned adjacent the central area of the tissue-facing surface.

20. The dressing of claim 15, wherein the tissue-facing surface of the lower layer comprises a central area and a peripheral area, and wherein a first sensing portion of the at least one sensing portion is positioned adjacent the central area of the tissue-facing surface and a second sensing portion of the at least one sensing portion is positioned adjacent the peripheral area of the tissue-facing surface.

21. A dressing for treating a tissue site, comprising:

a tissue interface having a first layer comprising a foam and a second layer comprising a plurality of apertures, the second layer adapted to be positioned between the first layer and the tissue site;

a dressing interface having a housing including a therapy cavity and a component cavity fluidly isolated from the therapy cavity, the therapy cavity having an opening adapted to be in fluid communication with the first layer and a port adapted to be fluidly coupled to a negative-pressure source; a control device disposed within the component chamber and including a microprocessor; and

a first pH sensor having a sensing portion adapted to be positioned between the second layer and the tissue site and electrically coupled to the

microprocessor, the first pH sensor configured to detect a pH level of fluid present at the tissue site and to provide a pH output to the microprocessor based on the pH level detected.

22. The dressing of claim 21, wherein the foam is reticulated polymer foam.

23. The dressing of claim 21, wherein the foam is hydrophobic.

24. The dressing of claim 21, wherein:

the first layer comprises silicone; and

the second layer comprises a polyethylene film.

25. The dressing of claim 21, further comprising a cover adapted to be positioned between the dressing interface and the first layer of the tissue interface.

26. The dressing of claim 21, further comprising a vent port fluidly coupled to the therapy cavity and adapted to enable airflow into the therapy cavity.

27. The dressing of claim 21, further comprising a humidity sensor having a sensing portion adapted to be disposed within the therapy cavity and electrically coupled to the microprocessor, the humidity sensor configured to detect a humidity level of fluid present at the tissue site and to provide a humidity output to the microprocessor based on the humidity level detected.

28. The dressing of claim 21, further comprising a temperature sensor having a sensing

portion adapted to be disposed within the therapy cavity and electrically coupled to the microprocessor, the temperature sensor configured to detect a temperature level of fluid present at the tissue site and to provide a temperature output to the microprocessor based on the temperature level detected.

29. The dressing of claim 21, further comprising a pressure sensor having a sensing portion adapted to be disposed within the therapy cavity and electrically coupled to the microprocessor, the pressure sensor configured to detect a pressure level of fluid present at the tissue site and to provide a pressure output to the microprocessor based on the pressure level detected.

30. The dressing of claim 21, further comprising a front-end amplifier disposed within the component cavity and electrically coupled between the first pH sensor and the microprocessor.

31. The dressing of claim 21, wherein the control device further comprises a wireless

transmitter coupled to the microprocessor for communicating information regarding the pH output.

32. The dressing of claim 21, wherein the first layer comprises a central area and a peripheral area, and wherein the apertures in the peripheral area are larger than the apertures in the central area.

33. The dressing of claim 21, further comprising a second pH sensor having a sensing portion adapted to be positioned between the second layer and the tissue site and electrically coupled to the microprocessor, the second pH sensor configured to detect a pH level of fluid present at the tissue site and to provide a pH output to the

microprocessor based on the pH level detected.

34. The dressing of claim 33, wherein the first layer comprises a central area and a peripheral area, and wherein the sensing portion of the first pH sensor is adapted to be positioned adjacent the central area and the sensing portion of the second pH sensor is adapted to be positioned adjacent the peripheral area.

35. The dressing of claim 34, wherein the sensing portion of the second pH sensor is adapted to be positioned adjacent periwound tissue of the tissue site.

36. The dressing of claim 34, wherein the control device further comprises a wireless

transmitter coupled to the microprocessor for communicating information regarding the pH outputs provided by the first pH sensor and the second pH sensor.

37. A dressing for treating a tissue site, comprising:

a tissue interface having a first layer comprising a foam and a second layer comprising a plurality of apertures, the second layer adapted to be positioned between the first layer and the tissue site;

a dressing interface having a housing including a therapy cavity having an opening adapted to be in fluid communication with the first layer and a port adapted to be fluidly coupled to a negative-pressure source; and

a pH sensor having at least one electrical sensing portion coupled to the second layer and adapted to be positioned adjacent the tissue site.

38. The dressing of claim 37, wherein the pH sensor further includes at least one terminal portion adapted to be electrically coupled to a microprocessor above an upper surface of the first layer.

39. The dressing of claim 38, wherein the pH sensor is adapted to provide a pH output to the microprocessor based on the pH level detected.

40. A method of applying negative-pressure to a dressing for treating a tissue site, the method comprising:

positioning a tissue interface on the tissue site, the tissue interface having a first layer comprising a foam and a second layer comprising a plurality of apertures, the second layer adapted to be positioned between the first layer and the tissue site;

positioning a sensing portion of a first pH sensor between the second layer and the tissue site;

positioning a dressing interface the tissue interface wherein the dressing interface has a therapy cavity fluidly coupled to the first layer of the tissue interface; and

applying negative pressure to the therapy cavity through a port to draw fluid from the tissue site, through the tissue interface, and into the therapy cavity.

41. The method of claim 40, further comprising electrically coupling the first pH sensor to a microprocessor disposed above the first layer.

42. The method of claim 41, further comprising detecting a pH level of fluid present at the tissue site based on a pH output provided by the first pH sensor to the microprocessor.

43. The method of claim 41, further comprising transmitting information regarding the pH output using a wireless transmitter module electrically coupled to the microprocessor.

44. The method of claim 40, further comprising providing air to the therapy cavity through a vent port fluidly coupling a source of air to the therapy cavity.

45. The method of claim 40, further comprising positioning a sensing portion of a second pH sensor between the second layer and the tissue site.

46. The method of claim 45, further comprising electrically coupling the second pH sensor to a microprocessor.

47. The method of claim 45, further comprising detecting a pH level of fluid present at the tissue site based on a pH output provided by the second pH sensor to the microprocessor.

48. The method of claim 45, further comprising positioning the sensing portion of the first pH sensor adjacent a central area of the first layer and the sensing portion of the second pH sensor adjacent a peripheral area of the first layer.

49. The method of claim 45, further comprising positioning the sensing portion of the

second pH sensor adjacent periwound tissue of the tissue site.

50. The method of claim 45, further comprising electrically coupling the first pH sensor and the second pH sensor to a microprocessor electrically coupled to a wireless transmitter for communicating information regarding the pH outputs provided by the first pH sensor and the second pH sensor.