This session will present an overview of the work of the Medical Device and Vulnerable Skin Network (MDVSN) and the Skin Tissue Integrity Under Shear European Training Network (STINTS ETN).
It will include improving the design of medical devices, from facemasks to penile clamps, and intelligent sensing to promote self-management.
The session aims to raise awareness of future research focused on the interaction of skin with support surfaces and medical devices to prevent skin damage resulting from sustained mechanical loading (ranging from skin irritation to pressure ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers).
Dan Bader, PhD, DSc, Prof., United Kingdom
Professor of Bioengineering and Tissue Health, Editor of Journal of Tissue Viability, University of Southampton
Peter Worsley, BSc, MCSP, PhD, Dr., United Kingdom
University of Southampton