Faculty Advisor

Fofana, Mustapha S.

Abstract

Cleaning a burn wound is an essential part of a burn patient's recovery process. Practically every necrotic tissue removal method currently available is either very time consuming, painful, non-selective or puts the patient at a high risk for infection. This project focuses on understanding the human skin structure, the classification of burns and their pathogenesis, and wound treatment in ambulatory and also hospital settings. As a result of the research, a preliminary design of robotic debridement device is presented.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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