Academy of Finland
Funding decision
 
Name Bykau, Aliaksandr
Organisation OY
Project title
Multimodal optical methods for early diagnostics of diabetic foot ulcers (multiDiagnostics).
Decision No. 290596
Decision date 11.06.2015
Funding period 01.09.2015 - 31.08.2019
Funding 413 641
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Project description
A compact hand-held imaging system capable of non-invasive diagnostics of skin microcirculation disorders has been developed. The system is based on novel hyperspectral technologies in combination with the machine-learning-enforced reflectance spectroscopy and polarimetry. The system can simultaneously estimate the skin blood volume, blood oxygenation, assess the collagen structure as well as to evaluate the melanin content and thickness of the epidermis. The main application of the developed technology is to perform diagnostics and monitoring of the curing process of diabetic foot ulcers. When left uncured, ulcers cause further complications and may result in amputation of the limb. Thus, it is of vital importance to predict the ulcer formation for undertaking timely actions to avoid complications leading to limb amputation and following death. The technology is based on the non-contact optical measurements ensuring minimal discomfort for the patients.