In order to achieve MEDILIGHT objectives, the work plan is divided into eight Work Packages (WPs), each targeting specific objectives, tasks and expected results.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- To integrate the final demonstrator and to make it functional in the conditions of use on human body areas and localization of chronic wounds.
- 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)
- 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
- To coordinate the actions of participants and monitor progress for achievements of project goals
- To identify and mitigate project risks
- Financial and administrative management