Microneedle array for measuring wound generated electric fields

E. V. Mukerjee, Roslyn Rivkah Isseroff, R. Nuccitelli, S. D. Collins, R. L. Smith

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Abstract

A microneedle array has been fabricated and applied to the measurement of transdermal skin potentials in human subjects. Potential changes were recorded in the vicinity of superficial wounds, confirming the generation of a lateral electric field in human skin. The measured electric field decays with distance from the wound edge, and is directed towards the wound. The measurement of endogenous fields in skin is a prelude to the study of the therapeutic efficacy of applied electric fields to chronic non-healing wounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Pages4326-4328
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Aug 30 2006Sep 3 2006

Other

Other28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06
CountryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period8/30/069/3/06

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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Mukerjee, E. V., Isseroff, R. R., Nuccitelli, R., Collins, S. D., & Smith, R. L. (2006). Microneedle array for measuring wound generated electric fields. In Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings (pp. 4326-4328). [4030354] https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2006.260205