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Work packages

In order to achieve MEDILIGHT objectives, the work plan is divided into eight Work Packages (WPs), each targeting specific objectives, tasks and expected results.

WP1: Requirements and specifications
WP Leader: Julien Steinbrunn, URGO RID

Objectives:

  • To obtain a suitable set of User Requirement Specifications (URS) using the inputs from external advisory board (EAB) and end user needs (nurses panels in UK and France working for URGO RID).
  • To derive from these URS the medical application cases regarding the 4 phases of wound healing (infection, debridement, granulation, re-modeling).
  • To derive from these URS the product architecture and technical choices in terms of materials, photonic, sensors, electronic components and interconnectors.
WP2: Optical Elements and Sensors
WP Leader: David Kallweit, CSEM

Objectives:

  • To quantify light absorption / scattering of the wound dressing materials.
  • To test biocompatible light distribution and light barrier materials used as additional interspersed layers in the wound dressing.
  • To design and develop the optical illumination system with respect to efficiencies and performance compliant to the specifications from WP1.
  • To implement the illumination patch.
  • To implement sensors for temperature and blood oxygenation.
  • To develop a system out of the core components to a functional component.
WP3: Electronic Module design, miniaturization, fabrication, and encasement
WP Leader: Manuel Seckel, TUB

Objectives:

  • To design modular electronic system for data collection and processing, LED driving, control and wireless data transmission unit.
  • To transfer the design into (functionally) testable breadboard modules.
  • To develop energy storage, recharging and energy saving concept.
  • To modularize and miniaturize the electronic system.
  • To encase and manufacture concepts of the electronic system.
  • To establish a throughout supply chain for the electronic module.
WP4: Data processing and light stimulation scheme
WP Leader: Kyriacos Michaelides, SG

Objectives:

  • To develop test application software to verify the functionality of the hardware modules developed in WP3.
  • To develop software libraries and applications for sensor interfacing, data capture, processing, control of optical stimuli, remote control, wireless data transmission, battery status monitoring.
  • To integrate software modules for the embedded application.
  • To develop host application software for user interface, control and data analysis.
  • To provide detailed software documentation.
WP5: System Integration and Demonstration
WP Leader: Julien Steinbrunn, URGO RID

Objectives:

  • To integrate the final demonstrator and to make it functional in the conditions of use on human body areas and localization of chronic wounds.
WP6: In-vitro and in-vivo Testing
WP Leader: Prof. Norbert Gretz, UHEI

Objectives:

  • To evaluate in-vitro and in-vivo impact of various light schemes on cell cultures and on bacteria
  • To launch a preclinical testing with the first prototype
  • To validate the prototype on several patients in clinics (proof of concept)
WP7: Dissemination and Exploitation of results
WP Leader: Martina Urbánková, AMI

Objectives:

  • To increase public awareness
  • To disseminate the generated know-how on various levels
  • To identify and manage the collective impact of the consortium
  • To evaluate the market potential and determine product opportunities for intelligent band-aid
  • To monitor new IPR creation
WP8: Project Management
WP Leader: Dionysios Manessis, TUB

Objectives:

  • To coordinate the actions of participants and monitor progress for achievements of project goals
  • To identify and mitigate project risks
  • Financial and administrative management